Update on the Shoebox Project

We are thankful for the people of our community Nanaimo and area, as they donated 120 beautifully wrapped Christmas presents that were dropped off to shelters on December 16, 2019.   We support Nanaimo Women’s Resource Center, Haven Society, Island Care Crisis Society (Samaritans House, Mary’s Place and Martha’s Place), Somenos House in Duncan and their Homeless Outreach through CWAV and IWAV on Saltspring Island.  We are planning a benefit for May that will be a makeover for a few women who are ready to transition back into the community.  This will be a fashion show and tea.

We are also grateful for the many businesses who open their offices us each year.  In 2019 we had Yours and Mine Consignment Store, Lobelias Lair, Kris Ireland Marketing Director for the Old City Quarter in Nanaimo, Woodgrove Center who packaged 25 boxes on Black Friday they donated through guest services.  North Town Center Mall, Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Michelle Graham and Associates.   Without the businesses stepping up and wanting to see this project successful, it would not run.  So please let’s thank them for their wonderful contribution next time you visit their place of business,

Member of the European Commission

In 2018, we became a member of the European Commission which allows us the opportunity to partner with NGOs and others in the EU on projects that align with the goals of our Wellness Society.

In March of 2019, our BOD and LEAR Project Lead went to Oslo Norway where he was invited to meet representatives of the European Parliament.  They enjoyed our presentation, supporting our initiatives they accepted us as a member also.  We are thrilled and this allows us to now work abroad and to speak on matters we are passionate about.

Part of what we do is advocate on behalf of issues while trying to bridge the gap on matters that affect us globally.  This will allow Patrick and myself the opportunity to address Parliament should we need too.  We will keep you up to date when we are awarded any partnerships.