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 #29

Cynthia takes her meals at the shelter often. She’s a single Mom with a teen-age son. Her shoes were obtained  from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis?  “It’s dealing with Ontario Works (welfare). I misplaced a statement from them. I had a job and my earnings were deducted… Continue reading Their Shoes #29

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

Their Shoes- #24

  Heather is fairly new to the shelter. She’s a striking, beautiful woman. However, she walks very stiffly due to pain. She received her shoes from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It used to be shelter. I was staying at the shelter for women on Bridge Street.… Continue reading Their Shoes- #24