THE SHOEBOX PROJECT- for shelters -
"We want to brighten the days of women living in our country's shelters and let them know that their community does care about them. We hope that those who have been inspired to participate will gain a deeper understanding of abuse, poverty, and mental illness - all factors contributing to women's homelessness in North America. The Shoebox Project collects and distributes gifts, in the form of shoeboxes, to women in shelters across the United States and Canada." Visit The Shoebox Project at www.shoeboxproject.com
JARS IN BARS- your local fundraising crew -
For this fundraiser we're putting donation jars in bars across downtown Ottawa for the next few weeks. Once we collect the money we've raised, we'll be making boxes full of items that women in local shelters need to care for themselves and to give them encouragement to get through the difficult times ahead. If you happen to come across one of our jars at your local watering hole or local business please donate what you can as every bit helps!
WHERE YOU CAN DONATE
From Ottawa's Byward Market all the way to Old Ottawa South, from Hintonburg to Westboro, there will be bars with jars awaiting your donation.
BARS / CLUBS
Why not take your crew on a pub crawl to all the participating clubs / pubs / taverns?
Take this opportunity to grab a date and check out all the amazing participating restaurants!
Christmas is here and it's shopping time so you might as well put your hard earned money back into local participating shops!
Don't Miss It!
We're all really looking forward to seeing you but the countdown is on! Don't miss out this chance to help a neighbour in need!
OUR 'JARS IN BARS' STORY
We're a collective of local bartenders who love giving back to the community. Since our humble beginnings in 2014 we've hosted other very successful charity events for our community with many, many more to come. At least 4 times a year we'll be hosting fun events that will allow you to give back to your local community while having a blast!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN: THE SHOEBOX PROJECT
Our first collaborative mission began with The Shoebox Project in 2014 and in under a few weeks we managed to collect enough for 20 boxes which ended up being "the finest of the lot we received." Last year, in 2016, we more than doubled that number with 50 boxes with a minimum $75 value per box. We also include cards with inspirational notes. Whatever items we have left over gets donated to a shelter the following day.
BOAT CRUISE: CHRISTE LAKE KIDS
Our second event which ended up being a HUGE success was a Booze Boat Cruise on the Ottawa River that included live music, DJ'S and tons of games and prizes. All the funds raised helped send less fortunate kids to camp at Christe Lake Kids.
CANADIAN LEGION BENEFIT SHOW
For 13 consecutive years, we've organized a benefit concert for Veterans in need in conjunction with the Canadian Legion Eastview Branch No 462. Veterans and punks unite for this amazing event. Local businesses graciously donate tons of prizes for our beloved raffle. All funds raised go to Veterans, their wives, families or widows in order to assist them in the purchase of (winter clothing, eye glasses, canes, service dogs, etc...) while raising awareness among younger generations and providing a link within the community to all.
WANT TO HELP?
If you have a location that we can drop off a jar at please let us know and we'll get one to you right away!
Or if you just want to help out - we'd love to hear from you!