On December 20th, 2012, the Shoebox Box brigade, an ad-hoc voluntary team of staff from Dundee Realty and Fred Victor stacked and hauled shoeboxes filled with gifts for women who use Fred Victor’s women’s shelter, affordable housing and women’s day program.
Michelle Taylor, Manager of Fred Victor Women’s Day Program: “Our women were all surprised, happy and very thankful. We were amazed and impressed by the thoughtfulness of the givers. These boxes were practical and really made to order. We were also able to deliver boxes to program participants and Fred Victor community members who were ill at home or in the hospital via other members.
“So, on behalf of the 90 women who received the shoe boxes filled with things women enjoy but wouldn’t be able to afford during difficult times, THANK YOU!”
Cynthia Shahani, Marketing Specialist Dundee Realty : “We and our associates feel strongly about letting the women in these shelters know they are not forgotten. We are proud to be associated with The Shoebox Project, which benefits shelters across Canada during the holiday season.”
Founded in 2011 by sisters-in-law Caroline Mulroney Lapham and Jessica, Vanessa and Katy Mulroney, The Shoebox Project collects and distributes gifts of shoeboxes, each filled with items valued at a total of $50 – things women enjoy but would not splurge on during difficult times.