Spread some Love with ReferralMortgages.com this Holiday Season!

As you know, your ReferralMortgages.com team is committed to helping you get the best rates and terms on mortgage products that suit your needs. What you may not know however, is that we’re also committed to giving back to Ottawa and surrounding communities by supporting charities that give the less-advantaged a hand up when needed. With the holiday season upon us, we are participating in “The Ottawa Shoebox Project” and we need your help.

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The Ottawa Shoebox Project Benefits Displaced Women

Each day, there are more than 2,000 women in Ottawa who are homeless or at risk of being displaced and requiring shelters and associated services. The Ottawa Shoebox Project aims to help these women feel like they matter and offer them a little Christmas cheer when they feel like they are at their loneliest. Unlike other efforts that support shelters, the Shoebox Project is not about providing necessities; it’s about putting together a gift that can help raise self-esteem and show these women that society values them.

How you can Donate a Shoebox Gift

ReferralMortgages.com is your local drop-off location to bring in a shoebox that you assemble for a lucky lady in need. While the thought and care that goes into the box is completely up to you, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind so the gifts are all of similar value:

  • The value of your shoebox must be around 50 dollars.
  • Think of items you would love to receive as gifts rather than things you might need.
  • Consider personal items such as makeup, journals, lip balm or nail polish.
  • Pretty scarves, pairs of mittens or comfy slippers are gifts of warmth.
  • Something sweet or snack-like.
  • Gift cards in small denominations.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. The organizers ask that you wrap the top and bottom of your shoebox gift separately so they are easily opened and please try to stick to standard sizes so they are easier to stack and transport.

Your ReferralMortgages.com team is excited to take part in The Ottawa Shoebox Project and we hope we can count on you to help us deliver smiles to women in need for this holiday season.

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