This morning, the Halifax organizers of The Shoebox Project
, a national organization featured in last week's issue of The Coast
, released a heartwarming video that shows the immense value of small gestures. The project, founded in 2012, collects items in shoeboxes (up to $50) during the holiday season that many women need and distributes them to shelters around HRM.
With Coast photographer and The Shoebox Project volunteer Meghan Tansey Whitton
, the organization put together a video that shows what types of things you can include in the box, as well as what they might mean to someone receiving the items. Over the next few weeks, boxes and items can be dropped off at FRED
and other locations
until December 12. There's also the Shoebox Shaker
on December 5 at The Company House
where you can help fill boxes.
You can check out The Shoebox Project on Facebook
or online for more info.