The 2022 Shoebox Project Campaign

The Shoebox Project is a fundraising initiative to support women in need


A simple act of kindness to support women 

Did you know, when a woman cannot properly care for her hygiene, it can block motivation to find gainful employment, housing and other essential needs? 

Failure to secure needs often leads to despair and worsens an already poor view of self.

Help us meet our goal of raising $25,000 in support of the Shoebox Project for Women. The Ontario Medical Association will be generously matching donations of up to $10,000. With your donation, we can help even more women purchase basic living essentials such as toiletries and food.

For the past five years, the OMF has supported the Shoebox Project for Women in memory of Dr. Elana Fric, who was an active OMA member and council delegate, and Keira Kagan, daughter of Dr. Jennifer Kagan, an OMA member.

Your gift will be a powerful reminder for women that they are not alone and have a strong community behind them.

Through a partnership with organizations like the Shoebox Project, the OMF is working to advance health equity and support those most affected by social determinants of health. Thanks to the heartfelt support and incredible engagement from OMA members, staff and other donors across the province this initiative has raised over $65,000 since 2018.

The campaign will run from Monday, Nov. 21 until Monday, Dec. 5.

Donate to the Shoebox Project Campaign

With your help, we hope to support as many women as possible.

* The OMF will provide a charitable tax receipt for all donations.

Donate today

The Shoebox Project for Women, supported by Dream, collects, and distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to women who are living in shelters, on the streets or other under housed situations. The Shoebox Project volunteers distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters and community agencies serving women impacted by homelessness across Ontario.