This chapter is seeking a local coordinator! Click here to learn more about the role and apply.
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.
As of the 2019 Systems Report, 32% of people experiencing homelessness in Hamilton are female.
As of 2019, 2,852 unique individuals were accessing Hamilton shelters each year. With shelter occupancy remaining consistently high, the pandemic fuelled the growth of tent encampments around the city.
According to the 2018 Hamilton Homelessness Count, 65% of marginalized Hamilton residents spent the night at an emergency shelter or violence against women shelter.
Interval House Hamilton
Native Women's Centre
Good Shepherd Centre
I am excited to join The Shoebox Project as the Local Coordinator in Hamilton for a second year. Born and raised in Hamilton, the community means so much to me and I am driven to make a difference and give back. Join me in supporting and empowering women this holiday season! A small gift can make a big difference for a woman in need, who deserves the chance to feel special, loved, and uplifted.