The Shoebox Project: Volunteers assembling care packages for shelter clients
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 4:13PM EDT
Volunteers assemble packages for The Shoebox Project at NetSuite's office in Kitchener on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
A Kitchener-based tech company is putting its weight behind a project to provide care packages for women using local shelters over the holiday season.
Employees of NetSuite spent part of the day Monday putting together the packages as part of The Shoebox Project – a Canada-wide initiative.
Each shoebox contains donated items like makeup, toiletries, clothing or other essentials – “just so these women feel like somebody cares,” in the words of volunteer Nimi Clare,
The NetSuite team has a goal of putting together 320 boxes by the first week of December.
Shoeboxes assembled in Waterloo Region will be donated to women at shelters operated by the Cambridge Shelter Corporation, Healing of the Seven Generations, Marillac Place and the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo.
More information is available on the project’s website.