Help make Mother’s Day special for women in need by a donation to the Shoebox Project.

This Mother’s Day, dozens of women — some living in shelters, others at risk of homelessness — will open a box filled with love ……

…..Last year, Mary Lou Newbold delivered more than 20 boxes to Artemis, a YWCA group, and the Boys and Girls Club.

This year, she has names for more than 80 recipients, submitted from Artemis, Boys and Girls Club, Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and the Cridge Centre. She needs help to fulfil all the requests.

Newbold took on this task last year in honour of her own mom, who was a victim of abuse.

Participants can drop off a gift-wrapped shoebox (or a financial donation) at Mayfair Optometric, 3196 Douglas St. For more information, contact ml.newbold@mayfairoptometric.com or go to shoeboxproject.com.

Read the story at: http://www.timescolonist.com/islander/our-community-a-weekend-of-voices-and-song-1.23284686