Together, we can create more connected, empathetic and compassionate communities
Planning a Shoebox Gift drive is a simple, fun and creative way to give back to local women impacted by homelessness. Regardless of the age of your students, your budget, or timeline, we can help you make a real impact in your community.
Register below to get involved. We will contact you with further information on how to get started.
You can also download instructions on how to put together a Shoebox and run a successful gift drive at your school.
Have your class participate in our creative writing contest and win $500 at Best Buy!
Deadline March 31st, 2023. Eligible for Canadian Students in Grade 4-8.
We have created the below lesson plans and educational resources for grades K-8, to be used either in conjunction with a Shoebox Project gift drive, or on their own.
Understand concepts of poverty & homelessness, and why it is a problem in Canada
Challenge stigmas and misconceptions related to homelessness
Learn about challenges specific to women and those with intersecting identities
Develop greater empathy and understanding for people impacted by homelessness
Explore support services for marginalized communities and how they can get involved
Each lesson is split into different sections with accompanying activities to reinforce learning. Select the appropriate one for your grade and download them below.
Bookmark this page! New resources are being added each month and we'll be incorporating a range of subjects, including math, media literacy, and art. Resources in French will also be added!
Teacher's GuideClick to download
Primary (K - Grade 1)Introduction to HomelessnessIntroduction to Homelessness 2Introduction to The Shoebox ProjectIntroduction to The Shoebox Project 2
Intermediate (Grade 2-3)Introduction to HomelessnessIntroduction to Homelessness 2Introduction to The Shoebox ProjectIntroduction to The Shoebox Project 2The Cost of LivingBuilding Healthy Connections
Junior (Grade 4-6)Introduction to HomelessnessIntroduction to Homelessness 2Introduction to The Shoebox ProjectIntroduction to The Shoebox Project 2The Right to HousingThe Cost of LivingBuilding Healthy Connections
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