The Shoebox Project For Women in Shelters

The Shoebox Project for Women in Shelters

The Shoebox Project for women in shelters is a way to brighten the holiday season for women living in shelters. Shoe boxes are wrapped, filled with little luxuries that may not be affordable for some of these women to splurge on during difficult times. They are then delivered to women’s shelters across Canada.

Last year, TIPS NAIL BAR teamed up with The Shoebox Project and offered our storefront as a Shoebox drop-off location. With our generous clients, neighbourhood friends as well as new friends, we were able to collect more than 200 shoeboxes for women in shelters.

This year, we will also be participating in this wonderful initiative. We would love more of these women to know that they haven’t been forgotten and they are loved!

Watch this feel-good video below and then read on if you would like to help!

Would you like to create a Shoebox?

1. Decorate your empty shoebox
Wrap or decorate the lid and bottom separately so that it can be opened for inspection.

2. Fill your shoebox

Please DO

  • Wrap the lid and bottom of the shoebox separately
  • Include only new and unused items
  • Use a regular-sized shoebox
  • Remove the price tags
  • Include items that total about $50

What to Include:

Something warm: mitts, scarf, hat, socks, specialty teas
Something sweet: nut-free chocolate and candy (not alcohol-filled)
Body or hand lotion, soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
Brush, comb, shampoo, conditioner
Nail polish, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick
Purse-sized Kleenex, small cosmetic bag
Gift cards (Tim Horton’s, Shopper’s, etc.)PLEASE WRITE THE AMOUNT 
Subway tokens and bus tickets
Supportive message

What to Leave Out:

Used goods, Hotel Samples, Sized clothing (i.e. S, M, L, XL),
Mouthwash containing alcohol, Candles, Foundations, concealers,
Hand-sanitizers, Razors, Jumbo-sized containers,
Books other than self-help or inspirational, Anything opened or not packaged

3. Write an Inspirational Message
Women who receive a gift from The Shoebox Project are touched by the effort that goes into decorating the shoebox as well as the special cards, messages, and poems contained inside. Get creative and have fun!

4. Drop it OFF!
Tips Nail Bar is a drop location for The ShoeBox Project. Please be sure to drop off your shoebox before December the 10th, 2016 at Tips Nail Bar 848 Danforth Avenue (at Jones). If Tips isn’t a great location for you, don’t fret! There are plenty of drop locations around the city! Check the location page here.

 

 

We’re HIRING at TIPS NAIL BAR!

Are you looking for somewhere to have fun all day with lots of great opportunities?

We’re HIRING at Tips Nail Bar!

 We are looking for…….

Nail Artists, Nail Techs and Estheticians 

start dates: immediately

job details: We are growing and we are looking for 2 amazing new team members! Approximately 30hrs/week (to start). MUST be available on Fridays and Saturdays 

pay: great hourly wage to start and a slammin’ commission shortly down the road.

qualifications: positive, sweet & kind
, super reliable & organized
, attention to detail
, excellent communication skills, always on time and an amazing team player.  Must be a CERTIFIED Esthetician with passion for fashion, beauty and nail art and can do a mean manicure and pedicure!

Must be a certified Esthetician. Nail Enhancement Training is not necessary but definitely an asset.

please send emails (no phone calls please) [email protected]

 

 


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We’re HIRING at Tips Nail Bar!

We’re busy bees with all things nails but I had to pop in with some news…
WE’RE HIRING and….for TWO positions actually!!!

FIRST UP……

NAIL ARTIST

Miyuki (insert cat face here), one of your favourite nail fairies, is having a baby! She’ll be taking some time off to spend with hubby and her new babe in late May. We will miss her face, eyes, smile and skills BIG-TIME! We know momma-hood requires lots of time, patience and rest….and really…staying home with baby(for a little while) is a can’t miss opportunity! We’ll be having a fun get-together for her before she gets a steppin’! We’ll keep you all posted and let you know so you can pop by before she pops!

start dates:
 immediately (because it takes time to train a newbie)

job details: approximately 25-30hrs/week (to start)

qualifications: positive, sweet & kind
, super reliable & organized
, attention to detail
, super reliable, excellent communication skills, always on time, super reliable and 
an amazing team player. Oh and super reliable. Did I mention super-reliable? Must be a certified Nail Artist with passion for fashion, beauty and nail art and can do a mean mani, pedi!

 

NEXT UP…..

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR

You all know Chantelle right? She’s the one with the gorgeous voice (and face) that smiles through the phone when you call! She is just DYING to start seeing clients. Because of her mad massage and nail-art skills we can’t keep her at the front desk any longer! So be prepared to have a nap during your pedi and be WoW’d when you wake up!

start dates:
 immediately

job details:
 approximately 25-30hrs/week (to start)

qualifications: positive, sweet & kind
, always on time, super reliable & extremely organized
, attention to detail
, excellent communication skills and 
an amazing team player, can smile through the phone(like Chantelle), outgoing and willing to take on new projects. Past salon experience would be a BONUS but it’s not essential.

please send emails (no calls please) [email protected]

include: We’d love a little bio of you so we can get to know you as well as we possibly can!!

what you’ve done….
what you’re doing….
what you love….
why this is a great fit for you…

deadline:  February 10th, 2013 (but we always love getting resumes!)

We’re really excited to see who writes!  We have a happy, bustling team and *AMAZING* clients that we know you’ll love!

 


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