The

Waterloo/Kitchener

Shoebox Project

l'Opération boîte à chaussures de la

Waterloo/Kitchener

2021 Holiday Drive

Dates: Now until December 3, 2021

Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept Shoebox donations this season. We are still very much committed to spreading joy and a sense of belonging to women impacted by homelessness, however, and we need your support. This year, we will be collecting monetary donations of which 100% will go towards helping women in need!

Click here to donate

There are also other ways you can participate!

Thank You for Your Support!

The drive is now over until the next holiday season, but you can support our efforts all year long!

Keep an eye out on this page for more events in 2022. Until then, you can support our efforts all year long!

Here's how you can help in the off-season:

100% of your donation will go toward purchasing gift cards and essentials for local women impacted by homelessness.

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Corporate Ambassador
Work in coordination with your Local Coordinator or Corporate Outreach Coordinator to help facilitate corporate fundraising initiatives and aid in the logistics of corporate shoebox events.
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Age suitability: 18+

Corporate Coordinator
Help secure corporate and business involvement; through sponsorship, Shoebox drives, in-kind donations or volunteer involvement  and for larger chapters lead corporate ambassador team in coordinating corporate events.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Fundraising Coordinator
Help develop and implement new fundraising campaigns and events for your chapter goals and organize and coordinate fundraising initiatives with your fundraising support team.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Fundraising Support
Help the team implement fundraising initiatives by supporting various event logistics and other fundraising activities.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

Note Card Writer
Creating personalized note cards for each Shoebox gift to ensure each recipient has a note of support along with her gift.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 9 - 99+

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Build community awareness and support of The Shoebox Project mission, your local chapter & chapter goals through various community outlets means such as local event calendars, local news/media outlets, public officials, and local personalities.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Fundraising Coordinator
Help develop and implement new fundraising campaigns and events for your chapter goals and organize and coordinate fundraising initiatives with your fundraising support team.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

Driver - Shoebox Pickups & Deliveries
Assist with pick up and delivery of items throughout your chapter’s Shoebox drive as needed and delivery of shoeboxes to our shelter agency partners.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

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.

2021 Holiday Drive

Dates: Now until December 3, 2021

Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept Shoebox donations this season. We are still very much committed to spreading joy and a sense of belonging to women impacted by homelessness, however, and we need your support. This year, we will be collecting monetary donations of which 100% will go towards helping women in need!

Click here to donate

There are also other ways you can participate!

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Driver - Shoebox Pickups & Deliveries
Assist with pick up and delivery of items throughout your chapter’s Shoebox drive as needed and delivery of shoeboxes to our shelter agency partners.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

Community Outreach Coordinator
Working closely with your local coordinator,  implement outreach opportunities for corporate/ school/ sponsorship/ community groups and individuals to raise awareness and get them involved in Shoebox Project initiatives.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Corporate Coordinator
Help secure corporate and business involvement; through sponsorship, Shoebox drives, in-kind donations or volunteer involvement  and for larger chapters lead corporate ambassador team in coordinating corporate events.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Fundraising Support
Help the team implement fundraising initiatives by supporting various event logistics and other fundraising activities.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

Community Outreach Coordinator
Working closely with your local coordinator,  implement outreach opportunities for corporate/ school/ sponsorship/ community groups and individuals to raise awareness and get them involved in Shoebox Project initiatives.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Volunteer Recruitment & Coordination
Help build your chapter’s volunteer team by recruiting, screening and onboarding volunteer positions needed. Facilitate communications, feedback and recognition to volunteer team members.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

Note Card Writer
Creating personalized note cards for each Shoebox gift to ensure each recipient has a note of support along with her gift.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 9 - 99+

Driver - Shoebox Pickups & Deliveries
Assist with pick up and delivery of items throughout your chapter’s Shoebox drive as needed and delivery of shoeboxes to our shelter agency partners.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

Homelessness in

Waterloo/Kitchener

72%

It was estimated that 72% of housing stability clients in Waterloo have mental health issues.

2,719

In 2014, there were 2,719 Waterloo households on the affordable housing wait list.

33%

33% of people who are unstably housed cannot get enough to eat and the food they do get may be of poor quality and not provide a healthy, balanced diet.

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

Les refuges ou nous livrons vos dons

Healing of the 7 generations

Marillac Palace

​YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo

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Dans L’actualité

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