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Thank you to everyone who supported our Virtual Shoebox Drive in 2020! We are so grateful that we were able to provide gifts to local women impacted by homelessness during this particularly difficult time.
The drive is now over until next holiday season, but you can support our efforts all year long!
Here's how you can help in the off-season:
Cette année, nous nous sommes tous sentis isolés, et en particulier les femmes dans les refuges. Remplir une Boîte à chaussures peut sembler différent cette année, mais son impact est le même.
Créez une Boîte à chaussures virtuelle et en quelques minutes, vous rappellerez à une femme touchée par l’itinérance qu’elle est appréciée et que quelqu’un se sent concerné par son bien-être.
In one study, 65% of homeless participants said they had not had a permanent residence in at least one year.
The Edmonton Community Foundation Vital Signs report indicates that the services of the Edmonton Food Bank were being accessed by over 22,000 people each month.
Aboriginal people are continuously over-represented among the homeless. In 2014, 50% of youth experiencing homelessness identified as Aboriginal.
A Safe Place (Strathcona Shelter Society)
Katherine Drexall Place
LaSalle Second Stage Shelter
Wings of Providence
Home Next Door
WIN House I&II
Neepinise Family Healing Centre
Bigstone Cree Nation Women's Second Stage Shelter
Sucker Creek Emergency Shelter
Sucker Creek Next Step
Ermineskin Women's Shelter Society
Women's Wellspring Resource and Crisis Centre
Edwardson Place (Hope Mission)
Hope Haven Women's Shelter
Columbus House of Hope
Lloydminster Interval Home
Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre
Joie's Phoenix House
Camrose Women's Shelter
Mountain Rose Women's Shelter
Wellspring Women’s Shelter
Edmonton People in Need Shelter Society
It started with a story on Facebook about The Winnipeg Shoebox Project. The story was intriguing to a group of friends associated through a passion they shared in dog agility. At the last minute in 2013, they decided to start The Edmonton Shoebox Project. They were quickly joined by other friends and found that their shared interests made the perfect foundation for such an undertaking. With seven years under their belts, they enthusiastically decided to take on the challenge to expand the number of women who will receive gifts for the 2020 holiday season.