CBC Montreal Do Crew: Getting organized for the Shoebox Project
Volunteers needed to prep items to be included in shoeboxes
CBC Montreal's Do Crew is helping with the Shoebox Project again this year.
The Shoebox Project was founded in 2011 as a hands-on way to give back to the community.
The shoeboxes provide recipients not only with the small necessities which they may otherwise not be able to afford but also with a sense of belonging, solidarity and sisterhood and hopefully help to restore their self-esteem.
Each shoebox contains new items that might be a bit of a luxury for a woman living in a shelter or on the street. These may include:
- something warm (mitts, scarf)
- something sweet (chocolates, candies)
- makeup (mascara, lipstick)
- gift cards (Tim Horton's, Jean Coutu)
- a supportive message
More than half of them are women, thousands of whom have turned to shelters because of domestic violence or poverty.
The CBC Montreal Do Crew was at the Shoebox Project last year to actually pack and wrap shoeboxes.
This year, we will be going back in to help unwrap, sort and count items to be included in the shoeboxes, as well as get the assembly lines ready to go!
If you are interested in volunteering with the Do Crew, here is what you need to know:
WHAT: The Shoebox Project rip n' strip/sort n' count
WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ** Please note the revised date.
WHERE: 49 Aberdeen Ave., Westmount, H3Y 3A5
WHO: 8 volunteers
If you want to join this month's Do Crew or you want to know more you can reach Jennifer Allen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.