Tim has been a regular client of the shelter. He’s always lending a hand. “I do anything and everything. Whatever is needed. I don’t keep set hours. If I’m here, I help!” Tim received his shoes yesterday from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “I don’t struggle with… Continue reading Their Shoes # 33
When I picked up my daughter from the downtown Greyhound bus station, I was struck by how the surrounding neighbourhood didn’t exactly shout out: “Welcome to Windsor!” No rolling out the red carpet here. The neighbourhood had a new aquatic centre nearby, sure, but there was also a rough-looking man busking for money near the LCBO… Continue reading Welcome to Windsor!
Bleeding hearts. Riverfront garden. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
“Gloria” didn’t want her actual name used. She’s volunteered at the shelter in the past and enjoyed many meals there. She received her shoes from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s food. I have a hard time not just having nutritious food but enough food to last… Continue reading Their Shoes #32
May 2-4 week-end is a three-day week-end surrounding Queen Victoria’s birthday. 2-4 refers to the May 24th birthday of the Queen, as well as a case of 24 bottles of beer. Fireworks and drinking are known ways to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and to kick off the start of summer camping. May 2-4 week-end is also regarded… Continue reading Sentimental Gardening!
Riverfront park flowers in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017.
Sonya received her shoes from the shelter. She was sitting alone and keeping to herself when I sat down to talk to her. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I have no place of my own. I was in an apartment but I had to move out. Things were… Continue reading Their Shoes #31