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Time running out to help brighten the holiday for local vulnerable women

The Campbell River and North Island Shoebox Project deadline is Dec. 9
Although the Campbell River Shoebox Project is not actually collecting shoeboxes this year, instead they are providing gift cards, coordinator Alison Skrepnick (pictured from last year) hopes Campbell River and North Island residents will still participate. this year’s Dec. 9 deadline is looking. Photo contributed

Help brighten the holidays for local women who are impacted by homelessness.

There is just over a week to go in The Campbell River Shoebox Project campaign which provides gifts for local vulnerable women. The deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 9. Due to COVID-19 they are unable to provide gift-filled Shoeboxes this year but instead will be providing gift cards to disadvantaged women in our community. Donations are coming in but they still have quite a ways to go to meet their goal of 360 gift cards valuing $50 for Campbell River and $50 in the North Island.

To contribute you can:

1. Donate online or create a Virtual Shoebox at from the comfort of your home by choosing the Campbell River Chapter. For Port Hardy/North Island, donors may indicate this in the Notes section.

2. Drop off gift cards valuing up to $50 along with an inspirational message:

• In Campbell River: Coastal Community Credit Union (Discovery Harbour), La Tee Da Lingerie (Shoppers Row), or Sundance Java Bar (Sunrise Square at Willow Point)

• In Port Hardy: North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society (Beverly Parnham Way)

For more information or to donate online visit

RELATED: The Shoebox Project virtually on-track to deliver gifts this season

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