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 #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 #31

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

Their Shoes #30

I met Ken as he reached for the chocolate chip croissants at the shelter. Enthralled by his conversation, I forgot to ask where he received his shoes, as in posts #1-29. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s seeing that anyone else who is struggling with poverty is okay. I… Continue reading Their Shoes #30

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