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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.
Since 2018, we have distributed almost 1,100 shoeboxes to the following agencies:
Elizabeth Fry Society
Hastings, Prince Edward, and Lennox & Addington Victim Services
Kingston Interval House
Kingston Home Base Housing
Kingston Youth Shelter
Lennox & Addington Interval House
Victim Services Kingston and Frontenac
The Kingston Whig Standard
December 3, 2018
Help provide a special gift for Kingston-area women in need
Global News, CKWS Kingston Local News
November 5, 2018
Kingston’s “Shoebox Project” will assist homeless women with gifts of food, clothes, toiletries and other items
Kirsten Childs is Kingston’s Local Coordinator, whose passion is to connect people with services, knowledge, and each other to empower them to be and do their best. She has lived and worked in Kingston for many years. Kirsten’s commitment to the community drives her to continually re-evaluate how we reach out and help those around us. She is involved with the Shoebox Project because it proves that through kindness, collaboration, and advocacy, we can make a difference for women in Kingston year after year.