The Shoebox Project

The-Shoebox-Project-for-SheIt’s December already.  Sheesh.  How did that happen so fast?

Anyway, I’m checking in today to share news of an inspiring Christmas initiative, and to encourage you to participate.  Just yesterday,  a friend flagged  The Shoebox Project, and I immediately agreed to spread the word.

The Shoebox Project is a nation-wide gift drive for women in need.   Yup.  It’s that simple.  And so easy to do.

Just fill a shoebox with a few lady-like luxuries  – valued around $50 – and wrap it up.  Drop the box off at any of these Ottawa locations before December 13, and over the holidays, volunteers will deliver shoeboxes to women living in shelters.

Launched in 2011 by Caroline Mulroney Lapham and her three sisters-in-law  Jessica, Vanessa and Katy Mulroney, the Shoebox Project began with an email to close friends.  It took off like wildfire, and news traveled word of mouth.

Last year,  2,700 shoeboxes were collected by volunteers in 10 cities, and The Shoebox Project  just keeps gaining steam.  Donors, sponsors, and volunteers are generously lining up to lift the spirits of women over the holiday season, and are on target to distribute 4,000 shoeboxes of good cheer this year.  Sign me up too please!

Simple.  Easy.  Incredibly special.

For drop-off details and a list of suggested filler items, visit

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