As a social enterprise, giving back is core to everything that we do. This year charitable organizations that typically rely on in-person gift drives to provide gifts for the less fortunate are facing a challenge due to safety concerns because of COVID-19. That’s why we’re teaming up with the Shoebox Project Ottawa to provide boxes full of items from the "Holiday Wish List" at the Cornerstone Women’s Shelter to women in need this holiday season.

Some of the items in the boxes include: 

  • Nail polish
  • Activity books
  • Water bottles
  • Travel mugs
  • Journals
  • Pens 
  • & more! 

Our goal is to make it easy for members of the community who would typically donate to gift drives to spread joy to those in need this holiday season. Sending a gift to a woman at Cornerstone is as easy as purchasing one of the two special gift boxes from our website and writing a meaningful message to the recipient. 

From there, we’ll pack the gifts and deliver them to Cornerstone just in time for Christmas. 

If you’d like to send a gift to a woman at Cornerstone, click here to purchase a gift box now

About Shoebox Project

The Shoebox Project for Shelters collects and distributes gifts in the form of Shoeboxes to women at-risk of homelessness in Canada and the US. Founded in Toronto in 2011, the Shoebox Project donates thousands of gifts each year to various women’s shelters throughout Canada, the US, and the United Kingdom.

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone Housing for Women is a provider of emergency shelter and safe affordable permanent housing for women in Ottawa. At Cornerstone, women experience what ‘home’ truly means – often, for the first time in their lives. With four housing communities and one shelter run by 65 staff members and close to 300 volunteers, Cornerstone is committed to helping each 200 women they serve build meaningful lives that fit their individual needs.

To support this gift drive and spread joy to a woman in need, visit today.

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