Design your gift and select the items that you would like to include. Shoeboxes are typically valued at £35, but you may choose as many or as few of the available items as you would like.
After you have created your Shoebox, complete your purchase. At checkout, include a brief message for our volunteers to transcribe into a holiday card. For something more personal, see #3.
If you would like to include an e-card, something you've made, a photo of yourself, or a video greeting, send it to us. It will be distributed directly to a local woman in your community.
Share your personalized greeting on social media using the hashtag #VirtualShoebox and nominate a friend to make their own.
Thanks to your overwhelming support, we distributed over £18,550 worth of gifts and essentials over the holiday season to local women impacted by homelessness! We will continue accepting virtual Shoebox donations throughout the year, so that we may continue supporting as many women as possible through these challenging times.
“Your acts of kindness have brought hope, inspiration and motivation to many women, who otherwise would have spent the holiday believing that no one cared.”
– Shelter representative, Muskoka, ON
“These women have been so marginalized, swept aside by their community, by their family, by whatever experience they are going through. So when they receive a Shoebox like this, knowing somebody took the time to do it, they see that someone cares, that they are worth more than they actually feel they are worth at that moment”
– Shelter Representative, NYC