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Ten places that need gifts more than you do.
The Shoebox Project The Shoebox Project for Shelters began in Toronto in 2011 and the Halifax branch started up the following year. Since then, it’s continued to grow. The idea is to decorate shoeboxes and full them with toiletries and little luxuries women living with low-income or living in shelters can’t always afford. The deadline for this year is Saturday, December 9, so hop to it. You can find product suggestions and drop-off locations on the project’s website. shoeboxproject.com/halifax.html Avalon Sexual Assault Centre The pervasiveness of sexual assault and other instances of violence against women is becoming increasingly present in the news. While it’s positive these things are getting attention, the stories can be shitty to read. Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is one of the local organizations helping survivors of sexual assault, and you can help them too. avaloncentre.ca/donate
of the Cold This volunteer-run organization helps provide people with shelter and support as the temperature outside drops and it is open for the 2017/2018 season as of December 1. Monetary donations or items on the “supplies needed” list are accepted. outofthecoldhalifax.org/donate.php
A Shoebox Project packing party.