The Shoebox Project for Shelters has returned for the holiday season, collecting gifts for Regina women in need.
People are asked to take part in the project by filling shoe boxes with women-specific items, which will then be wrapped and dropped off at shelters.
This is the third year Dream Development has partnered with the Shoebox Project to collect the donations.
“It’s important to show the women that people are thinking about them and that they are cared for and have support from their communities,” said Carli Brundige Gotchia, marketing manager at Dream.
The boxes are usually filled with things like gift cards, basic necessity items and little luxuries.
“We do ask that everyone who donates a box writes a little personal note to the woman who will be receiving the box,” said Brundige Gotchia.
More than 100 Regina-area women received boxes last year.
The Shoebox Project is also focused on Canada’s Aboriginal women. The Aboriginal Women Fund was established this year to ensure aboriginal women in shelters and remote communities receive donations through the campaign.
Donations can be dropped off at the Dream Development Office at #300, 4561 Parliament or the Dream showhome at 4710 E. Green Apple Dr., The Greens on Gardiner.