On Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, the women of CLV Group & InterRent in Ottawa got together at LIV apartments to enjoy a packing party in support of The Shoebox Project supporting women impacted by homelessness in Canada and the U.S.A.
The Shoebox Project supports 14 shelters in the city of Ottawa and the boxes packed during the event will be distributed to local shelters across the city.
Individually or in groups, volunteers were encouraged to purchase small goods to fill the boxes up. Goods ranged from personal hygiene products, clothing items, sweets, special notes, cosmetics and more.
Groups of volunteers gathered around loaded decorating tables full of various wrapping papers, ribbons, cards and donatable items.
The aim of the project is to provide women impacted by homelessness some relief from purchasing these everyday goods that otherwise may not be within reach for them. Receiving a box provides hope and lets another woman know that a stranger cares about them.
Together, CLV Group & InterRent were able to pack up a total of 35 boxes in support of The Shoebox Project and women in the community.
We are happy to work together at an organization that supports women across the community. Together, we can ensure that women feel supported, encouraged and loved, all with a simple box full of essentials.