Their Shoes #21

For about three months, Jeff worked as the manager of the shelter on the week-ends. Cooking for up to 200 people a day, washing dishes and serving food. A very large commitment! Jeff received his shoes from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “I’m in a good place… Continue reading Their Shoes #21

Their Shoes #20

Dave recently learned about the shelter through his cousin, Chris. For two years now, Chris has served food and washed dishes at the shelter. Dave enjoys working alongside his cousin to serve food to the homeless. “It feels good to be able to help others.” Dave’s running shoes were donated to him by the shelter.… Continue reading Their Shoes #20

Winning Combination

I spun the combination lock again. It must’ve been my tenth attempt. I started to panic. With a towel wrapped around me and dripping wet from the pool, I knew I could be in trouble. My clothing, shoes, purse, phone and car keys were locked inside the locker. And, my sole contact lens! Finally, the… Continue reading Winning Combination

Their Shoes #12

Jacquie’s shoes were given to her by a friend. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Eating. Having enough food for myself, my husband and my three children. I usually don’t eat. My husband eats a lot. I go to food banks often. I do the circuit of food banks within… Continue reading Their Shoes #12

Their Shoes #11

Frenchy’s shoes were donated to him by a local shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I’ve been trying to find a bachelor or one bedroom apartment for months. Right now, I’m staying with a friend. But, he’s “on drugs”.  The environment’s not good for me. I’m not welcomed… Continue reading Their Shoes #11

Christmas Spirit

The doorbell rang followed by frantic knocking. I expected it to be a neighbourhood school child selling chocolate bars or requesting cans for a Christmas food drive. It wasn’t. My neighbour, Romeo stood at the door, looking frazzled. He told me our fellow neighbour, Bob was in trouble. That a stranger stopped after seeing Bob… Continue reading Christmas Spirit

Their Shoes #10

Richard’s shoes were donated to him by the shelter. He wears size 14 shoes which are difficult to find. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “That would be just trying to cope with everything.” “I’ve had flat feet all my life. But, I developed pain in my foot way back… Continue reading Their Shoes #10