Arts & Crafts for Women Shelters in the Ottawa Region

Women shelters serve as sanctuaries for women and their families who are escaping domestic violence, homelessness, or other challenging circumstances. Amidst the turmoil and uncertainty they face, engaging in artistic expression can offer solace, empowerment, and a sense of normalcy. This is why we are working to provide arts and crafts materials to these shelters.

In the following sections, we will explore the myriad benefits of introducing arts and crafts to women's shelters, delve into practical considerations for implementation, and discuss the profound impact such initiatives can have on the lives of those we seek to serve.

The Mission of This Project

The act of creating art is not merely about producing tangible pieces; it's a transformative process that fosters healing, self-discovery, and resilience. By offering arts and crafts activities within these shelters, we provide an avenue for individuals to channel their emotions, explore their identities, and reclaim a sense of agency over their lives.

Art transcends language and cultural barriers, making it an inclusive and universal medium for communication. Regardless of background or experience, anyone can find meaning and purpose in the creative process. Through painting, drawing, sculpting, or crafting, participants can find moments of joy, peace, and connection amidst their hardships.

Furthermore, engaging in artistic creations fosters a supportive community within the shelter. It encourages collaboration, empathy, and mutual respect among residents, creating a space where individuals can share their stories and support one another on their journey towards healing and empowerment.

Our Goals

Our aim is not only to provide materials and instruction but to cultivate a sense of hope and possibility. By nurturing creativity and self-expression, we empower these women to envision brighter futures for themselves and their families beyond the confines of their current circumstances.

Firstly, we would love to raise money to be able to buy arts and crafts materials for women shelters. It will serve for the women and their children. You can give your donation by etransfer toour GoFundMe or by giving arts & crafts stores or dollar stores gift cards.

Secondly, we would collect new and gently use arts & crafts materials for women shelters. It will serve for the women and their children.

Here is the List of Materials Women Shelters Need in the Ottawa Region.

  • Adult colouring books
  • Artistic agendas and day planners
  • Aesthetics journals
  • Sketchbooks
  • Art supplies
  • Paint
  • Canevas
  • Arts & Crafts birthday presents like craft kits for pre-teens and teens
  • Colouring books for children
  • Pencil crayons
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Glue stick
  • Scotch tape
  • Glitter
  • Feathers
  • Foam sheet or shapes
  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Ribbons
  • Bows
  • New story books