Heather Lemieux, sales representative with Royal LePage Connect Realty in Scarborough, Ont. collected 103 shoeboxes filled with small luxuries and goodies for women spending the holiday season in a shelter or continuing to access support and services after transitioning out of a shelter.
“Heather’s Shoeboxes for Shelter initiative is a wonderful way for women in the shelter system to feel seen and cared for by their neighbours over the holiday season,” said Carly Neill, fundraising and communication manager with the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
“It’s amazing how uplifting it can be for a woman to receive a lovely package of treats and a note that tells her she’s not alone during her most difficult days.”
All boxes were donated to Julliette’s Place, a Scarborough shelter serving women and children seeking safety from domestic violence.
Above photo: Heather Lemieux (front, center), sales representative with Royal LePage Connect Realty, gathers with members of her community to assemble Shoeboxes for Shelter