Shoebox Project

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Seeking local coordinator!

This chapter is seeking a local coordinator! Click here to learn more about the role and apply.

Thank You for Your Support!

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 saison des fêtes, créez une Boîte à chaussures virtuelle​

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.

Previous Updates

Homelessness in



Nanaimo RCMP estimate more than 20 homeless encampments exist throughout the city at any one time.


of tenants in Nanaimo spend more than 30% of their income on rent, while 2,855 households are reported to be spending more than 50% of their income on shelter in 2008.


In a 2008 survey, 36% of Nanaimo's homeless population self-identified as Aboriginal.

Our Shoeboxes Go to Women At the Following Agencies...

Les refuges ou nous livrons vos dons

Nanaimo Women's Resource Center

Haven Society

Samaritan House (Island Crisis Care Society)

Somenos House

Island Women Against Violence

IWAV Community Outreach

IWAV Saltspring Second Stage Housing

IWAV Transition House

Cowichan Women's Emergency Shelter

Cowichan Homeless Outreach

Mary's Place

Martha's Place

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