WISTA - Seafarers' House Annual Shoebox Drive
Christine & the ladies of WISTA/Women's International Shipping and Trading Association, came together recently to participate in Seafarers' House Annual Shoebox Drive. One hundred shoeboxes were custom wrapped and hand-delivered to the mariners at Port Everglades during the holiday season! "For the crews we visit, we are a change of scenery and someone new to talk to after staring at the same 8 people who are on your watch rotation for the last 4 months. For WISTA members who don't normally have the opportunity to interface with mariners or get on board ships, the Seafarer's Annual Shoebox Drive a wonderful chance to see that side of our industry. For those of us who have sailed and been on the receiving end of a Shoebox Delivery, it is a wonderful way to give back. Ironically, the same weekend we were delivering gifts in Port Everglades, one of our WISTA members who is sailing as Chief Mate was in the Port of Savannah and got a Christmas "ditty bag" from the Seafarer's House there," Anna Silva, WISTA Member, Port Everglades.