deserves to feel
We are HopeTotes
A non-registered, Canadian charity producing gift bags of everyday essentials to women in need across Canada. A small but mighty organization committed to supporting Canada's 600+ women's shelters. Over the past 10 years, HopeTotes has provided thousands of essential items to organizations based in British Columbia to Nova Scotia and everywhere in between.
Check out our handly little video to learn more about the why and how!
As women flee their homes from violence or poverty, the task of rebuilding - physically, emotionally and financially can seem almost impossible.
In Canada, an average of 3,300 women stay in emergency shelters due to violent and abusive situations. We hope that by providing the simple, essential items for good health and hygiene, we can support the recovery process.
Why Only Women?
The desire to help everyone who needs it is understandable. To be specific allows us to devote our energy to providing the best quality of support we can.
We have also found through research the cost of necessary hygiene items for women is more expensive, and more products are required to be healthy and ready for employment.
BECAUSE IT COSTS MORE
THAN YOU THINK
The average cost for basic health and hygiene for a woman is $566 per year.
A HopeTote can provide the basic, daily hygiene requirements for two to three months. This alleviates the financial burden on both the shelter, and the individual in a time when housing and food costs are rising.
What Goes Into
Each HopeTote contains our selected 9 Essential Items.
This guarantees each recipient across Canada receives the same core products.
Specialty items are also included as they make the totes fun, personal, and add that
special touch of femininity and care.
Makeup . Nail Care . Fragarance . Band Aids . Pen and Paper
Socks . Moisturizer . Hair Accessories
BECAUSE IT MATTERS MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE
We believe every woman in Canada has the right to live with dignity and confidence. A HopeTote is a starter kit to a better day - a chance to begin each day with the tools needed to feel clean, confident and cared for. To support the rehabilitation process and help those who have suffered from poverty and abuse reclaim their inner confidence.