Project Shoebox 2020
“For many women and children escaping an abusive relationship, having to leave in a hurry means that they often arrive at our refuges with little more than the clothes they are wearing. It is often the simple things, like having a toothbrush or shower gel, which can result in women returning to abusive homes.”
CEO Hestia Charity
Project Shoebox was set up to address this problem, by donating toiletries and essential everyday items to women's shelters across our communities. It's so called because we literally fill shoeboxes with personal care products in the hope that we can make living in shelters slightly more bearable.
"International Women Day is made exceptional thanks to Project Shoebox. The women who suffer from abuse which our organisation supports receive essential toiletries for them and their children. In each of boxes they receive they can find small gifts such as perfumes or lipstick which help them to feel more confident and forget about the problems that they are currently dealing with."
Paulina Hryniewicka, Children’s Rights Protection Committee in Poznań.