My friend Julie told me about The Shoebox Project (which is this amazing organization) last week and since Christmas and the need for volunteers is coming up, I had to get my butt in gear.
Each shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that a woman would enjoy, but would not splurge on for herself in difficult times. These shoeboxes brighten the holiday season and let the women know they are special and not forgotten. Putting together a shoebox is easy and this small gesture of kindness is very much appreciated by its récipients.
You never know what someone is going through and why they have ended up where they are today. Women give soooo much to others and their children, this is a nice way to make them feel loved and special.
You have 3 ways you have help:
- by making your own shoebox. My friend Julie and her daughter Kate made it an event by going shopping together for all of the items. Teaching her daughter that we have to give back because there are people in this world who are not as fortunate as we are. They made it personal and included a little note. Seeing this makes my heart grow 3 sizes.
2. By donating on the website …. DONATE HERE
3. By giving of your time to assemble, check and deliver boxes with all the donated items from large corporations to make these women’s Christmas special. This is the option I chose. I met Debbi and Miranda who are some of incredible women who make it all possible in the Montréal area.
I had a great time with these amazing selfless women and will definitely be volunteering again next year!
(you wanna join me??? NUDGE NUDGE WINK WINK)