Individuals, schools and community groups across Canada are adopting the gift-filled shoebox project as a gesture of friendship that helps the students who receive them to celebrate the joy of education. What a perfect way to engage in reconciliation!
For I Love First Peoples, gift-filled shoeboxes represent an opportunity to engage with communities, as we hold school celebration events with celebrity friends and distribute gift-filled shoeboxes to every child and youth. This initial event enables us to find out how we can continue to support education in each community, because each community has different needs and we place a high value on our ability to remain adaptable. We presently support students through merits and awards, anti-bullying initiatives, public speaking training and micro business education. We collect gift-filled shoeboxes year-round — the more we collect, the more communities we can serve!
In each shoebox, we promote education and good nutrition. We encourage the donation of quality, fun and educational gifts.
You can send us a gift-filled shoebox, or pack one through the online store!