Wintry Windsor waterfront with Detroit skyline. © Rita Jacques 2017
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
New Year’s Resolutions. In one year and out the other, right? The only goal I’m making is to keep dreaming big. Life is busy. Work, family and day-to-day life can get into the way of dreams and goals. Dream big anyways. What really do you have to lose? Listen to friends’ advice about what dreams… Continue reading Resolve to Dream Big!
Christmas 2016 has come and gone. But, an unexpected gift stands out from all the others. A special gift from Santa Claus. Two weeks ago, a fellow dishwasher at the homeless shelter asked me, “Do you think I should dress up as Santa Claus? My friend said I could borrow his suit.” If anyone has… Continue reading The Sweetest Christmas Gift
Spirit of Windsor locomotive with Detroit skyline in background. © Rita Jacques 2016
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
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