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Shoebox project underway in the North Island until early December for more information
Left to right: Marina Hargrave, the lead for Port Hardy/North Island, and her daughter Park Hargrave. (Submitted photo)

The Campbell River Shoebox Project Holiday Drive is in full swing in Campbell River and Port Hardy/North Island until Dec. 7. We have returned to collecting and delivering gift-filled shoeboxes valuing $50 for local women in need after two years of providing gift cards during the pandemic.

The goal this year is to provide 575 Gift-filled Shoeboxes to vulnerable women in our community; 455 for women in Campbell River and 120 for women in Port Hardy/North Island.

Here’s how you can help:

Drop off decorated Shoeboxes ($50 value) until Wednesday, Dec. 7:

In Campbell River: Coastal Community Credit Union (Discovery Harbour), La Tee Da Lingerie (Shoppers Row), or Coho Books (Willow Point).

In Port Hardy: North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society (Beverly Parnham Way).

Visit the Campbell River page of The Shoebox Project website at for more information including what to include and not include in a Shoebox gift, as well as how to create a Virtual Shoebox or donate online. In Port Hardy you can reach Marina at 250-230-7598.

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Tyson Whitney

About the Author: Tyson Whitney

I have been working in the community newspaper business for nearly a decade, all of those years with Black Press Media.
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