By Libby Ward & Kylie Vandendool
To The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—The Haldimand Norfolk Brant Shoebox Project for women’s shelters’ fourth season has come to an end. Their goal this year was to raise 600 gift-filled shoeboxes for at-risk women in Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant counties, but with the overwhelming support from the community, local businesses and volunteers, they were able to raise 1,028 gift-filled shoeboxes.
What is The Haldimand Norfolk Brant Shoebox Project?
We collect and distribute gift-filled shoeboxes (valued at $50) to at-risk women within Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant counties during the holidays in order to enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation.
The 1,028 gift-filled shoeboxes raised in 2018 have been donated to at-risk women within the counties in order to raise their self-esteem and reduce their feelings of isolation during the holiday season. It helps to connect an at-risk woman to her community and lets her know someone is thinking of her this holiday season.
The organizations that have received gift-filled shoeboxes in order to support at-risk women, include: