WHAT

WE DO

it's a gesture of kindness

at a most difficult time

WE ALSO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESS TO ASSEMBLE AND DELIVER THEIR OWN TOTES. OUR TOTES HAVE BEEN DELIVERED ACROSS CANADA AND RECENTLY OVERSEAS!

THROUGH MONETARY AND PRODUCT DONATION WE FILL TOTE BAGS WITH ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS AND DELIVER THEM TO WOMEN'S SHELTERS.

SHAMPOO

SOAP

PADS/TAMPONS

TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE

DEODORANT

WATER BOTTLE

COMB

SOCKS

WHAT GOES IN A

HOPETOTE?

$12

to fill

What makes making HopeTotes so much fun is personalizing each one. We encourage adding health and beauty items that make women feel special and cared for.

OUR TOTE BAGS ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND AND HANDMADE BY QUILTERS IN STRATFORD, ONTARIO. WE LOVE THAT OUR RECIPIENTS CAN CHOOSE A PATTERN THEY LOVE.

WHY WE

DO IT

health and hygiene are

building blocks to a better day

THERE ARE APPROXIMATLY 620 WOMEN'S SHELTERS IN CANADA

70% OF THESE SHELTERS REPORT A LACK OF FUNDING WHILE THE COST OF HOUSING, UTILITIES AND FOOD CONTINUES TO RISE.

 IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THAT 3300 WOMEN USE EMERGENCY HOUSING, PER NIGHT, IN CANADA

WITHOUT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS, WOMEN ARE AT GREAT RISK OF PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM.

AN UNFAIR BEAUTY STANDARD STILL REMAINS IN THE WORKFORCE. WOMEN REQUIRE MORE, AND MORE EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS TO BE PRESENTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL

90% OF OCCUPANTS IN FAMILY SHELTERS ARE SINGLE WOMEN.

WHAT HOPETOTES STRIVES TO DO IS ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR SHELTERS BY PROVIDING THE DAILY ESSENTIALS

91% OF HOMELESS WOMEN HAVE EXPERIENCED ASSAULT.

OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO RESTORE DIGNITY AND CONFIDENCE TO WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WOMEN FLEEING AN ABUSIVE HOUSEHOLD ARRIVE WITH THE BARE MINIMUM OF LIFE'S NECESSETIES.FOR THEMSELVES AND OFTEN THEIR CHILDREN