Their Shoes #34

Mike received his shoes from a drop-in centre in Ottawa last month. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter! I’m staying at the Salvation Army right now. It’s not that bad. I have a bed and a locker. They’ve lined me up with a worker already, too. I’ve nowhere else… Continue reading Their Shoes #34

Their Shoes # 33

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

Their Shoes #32

“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

Their Shoes #28

Ian is a familiar face at the shelter. He bought his shoes at Red Outlet downtown. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Poverty affects me because of lack of food. You see, I’m epileptic. I need to take my medicine with food in the morning and at night. If I… Continue reading Their Shoes #28

Their Shoes #27

Virginia has been a steady volunteer at the shelter for eight years. She performs a variety of duties, from organizing the donated clothing and finding proper boots and winter coats for the clients, to serving food and doing clerical work. Her shoes are from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a… Continue reading Their Shoes #27

Their Shoes #26

Stephen’s a regular client of the shelter. For the past several months, he’s joined their Street Patrol. Looking for the homeless for two or three hours a day in alleys, dumpsters and parks. Handing out hygiene kits and lunches. Informing them of the shelter as a place to eat, shower and obtain clothing. Stephen’s shoes… Continue reading Their Shoes #26

Their Shoes #25

Wayne takes most of his meals at the shelter. He tries to eat enough to stay full overnight until the shelter opens for breakfast. Wayne’s shoes were purchased at Walmart. He thinks Walmart has good prices and quality. Wayne believes stores like Sears overcharge for their “stuff”. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s… Continue reading Their Shoes #25