We all say the struggle is real and we’re last on our list but as a bunch of Muskoka lovers lets be honest, we’ve got it pretty easy compared to the daily happenings in the rest of the world. That being said it isn’t all lakes, cottages and laid back living.
It’s a problem and while Muskoka collectively works through it one day at a time, there’s a holiday initiative called the Shoebox Project that needs your help by December 1, 2016. That’s right 9 days to go; hop to.
Whats a Shoebox?
Why Is It So Important?
Who Receives Them?
- Christine’s in Huntsville
- all Muskoka locations of the Salvation Army
- Muskoka Victim Services
- the District of Muskoka
- YWCA Muskoka
- the Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group (that operates two crisis centres —Chrysalis and Muskoka Interval House)
- the Gravenhurst Women’s Resource Centre
Who Founded It?
Why Shoeboxes Matters
This small gesture of kindness has an immediate and positive impact on the woman who receives it. The act of creating Shoeboxes tends to bring people together and works to give a human face to the broad issues of poverty and homelessness.
Why Shoeboxes Matter In Muskoka
The 2016 target was 500. After tallying the wishlist from the Muskoka organizations who benefit a whopping 775 are actually needed ie double from last year. It goes without saying there is a HUGE need in Muskoka and be you a cottager or resident, its time to pitch in and give back anonymously to someone in your community and show you care. You often hear of toys being donated for kids and parents in shelters getting to select one per child, but imagine if those same kids and/or dad could pick a special box to have under the tree for mom on Christmas morning!
What Do I Do?
Don’t Forget the Inspiration
The pretty is one thing, but words are powerful. Take the time to write a card or note to show you really care.
Drop It Off
- Bracebridge – Beckers Shoes (27 Manitoba St), Shapes Fitness (227 Wellington St.) & Natural Food Mart (229 Manitoba St.)
- Huntsville -Beckers Shoes (Huntsville Place Mall) & Royal Lepage (100-395 Centre St N)
- Gravenhurst – Royal Lepage (1100A Muskoka Rd. S)
Love the Idea But Not in Muskoka Right Now?
Good news cottagers and snowbirds, you can still partake by donating the funds to make a box and your inspirational message and our committee will fill it for you. Donate by clicking here and be sure to select Muskoka as the recipient in the dropdown box.