With Christmas right around the corner, one charity that should be highlighted is The Shoebox Project.
The Shoebox Project's mission is to give gifts to women who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, or are staying in a shelter during the holidays.
Approximately 200 people are struggling with homelessness in Windsor alone and according to the City Of Windsor Homelessness Point In Time Count, 25 per cent of them are women.
Up until this day, The Shoebox Project has collected and distributed approximately 245,000 shoeboxes. Each box is valued at $50 and is designed to increase self-esteem and decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation around the holidays.
Individuals can fill a box with items that women need in previous years, include a handwritten card and wrap it in your favourite wrapping paper.
However, this year will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, you can donate by visiting their website shoeboxproject.com to build a virtual shoebox.
The process begins by selecting your location, through the website you can choose to fill your box with different item options in each category.
The categories are something useful, something warm, something luxurious and a gift card of your choice. You can also include a note or digital card to add that extra special touch and hopefully make a woman's day.
With many making boxes throughout the holiday season, there is also the option to just leave a monetary donation or a gift card donation.
Homelessness is such a prevalent topic in today's society. This organization is doing all it can to let local women know they have not been forgotten about during the holiday season.
Visit their website and follow the steps to support their cause and help women less fortunate feel valued and appreciated this Christmas.