Their Shoes #42

Becky bought her shoes at the Red Apple discount store on Ouellette Avenue. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? Two things. Two big things. Food and addictions. I drink a lot most days so my money goes towards alcohol and cigarettes. And, then, for convenience, I tend to buy take-out… Continue reading Their Shoes #42

Their Shoes #41

James obtained his shoes from the Red Apple discount store downtown. His girlfriend was “after him” for months to buy a new pair of shoes. The laces were still fine but the soles were “no good”. With a laugh, he tells me he had “holes in my soles!” What is your biggest struggle with poverty… Continue reading Their Shoes #41

Their Shoes #37

Carl received his shoes from his cousin, Justin. “The shoes are a size 10. I’m a size 13. And they’re women’s shoes. But, I’m not complaining.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I’ve been living on the street for three days now. I was staying with my sister but… Continue reading Their Shoes #37

Their Shoes #35

“Michael” asked that his real name not be used. He obtained his shoes from the local detox centre. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Clothing! I’ve lost all my good clothes. I only have a few articles which are decent. I lost them over time when I was homeless. When… Continue reading Their Shoes #35

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 #17

Jackie’s wearing slippers in the winter despite owning a pair of boots. She twisted her ankle and the slippers are the only footwear that’s comfortable right now. She bought them at Wal-Mart for $14.97. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Accepting seeing some of the poor people here at the… Continue reading Their Shoes #17

Their Shoes #14

Brent bought his shoes in Grand Bend last year. He remembers because he brought his newly acquired puppy, Sirus, a merle Great Dane, along for the trip. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Well, I’ve never been homeless or struggled with poverty myself. I have amazing family. But, I’ve seen… Continue reading Their Shoes #14