Vancouver Regional Womens Committee Shoebox Project

To: BC Locals/Branches and regional committees

Warmest greetings from your Sisters on the Vancouver RWC!

We would like to invite all locals and committees to join us. Our committee has taken on an exciting year-long project called the Shoebox Project.

The project distributes gifts in the form of Shoeboxes to women who are homeless or atrisk of homelessness in communities. Each thoughtfully created and decorated Shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis.

Our committee has been knitting up a storm with pink hats. So far we have raised almost $1000.00 and we plan on raising more. We have a knitting bee planned for May 17 at the PSAC BC office and then we will get together again on November 15 to put the shoeboxes
together (just in time for Christmas). We would love to have you join us.

While the shoeboxes will be donated in Vancouver we still wanted to invite all of those that would like to contribute a box to join us in solidarity. We are hoping to do more projects where we work together across the region and across committee lines. We are excited to see how many boxes we can put together. At the end we will report out to the region on the project.

Making a box? Here is a link to 5 simple steps to Shoebox Success

For more information or to let us know if you would like to contribute please contact Jennifer Horsley at jenhorsley@shaw.ca or  Kelly Megyesi kelly.megyesi@gmail.com

If you'd like to contribute donations, they can be dropped off at the PSAC Vancouver Regional Office, (or if unscented can be dropped at convention) marked “Vancouver RWC – Shoebox Project”. For financial support please make cheques payable to: PSAC Regional Women’s Committee (Vancouver), and mail cheques into the PSAC Vancouver Regional Office, Attn: Monica Urrutia, #200-5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6C9. For those wanting to donate their time to help pack the boxes or wanting more info please email either Jennifer Horsley jenhorsley@shaw.ca (shoebox coordinator) or kelly.megyesi@gmail.com (VRWC chair).  

Thanks for reading and we hope we can count on your support.

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