Over the last nine years, Cause We Care has successfully aided frontline organizations by delivering 5,932 hampers stuffed with over 105,000 pounds of food to low-income families across the Greater Vancouver area, making it the largest hamper drive in Vancouver.
“The holidays can be an extremely trying time for single mother-led families in Vancouver and Capital Direct’s incredibly generous matching donation partnership will enable us to reach even more women and children this year,” says Andrea Hill, Founder of Cause We Care. “This directly helps organizations supporting single moms and kids struggling with poverty in our community.”
This year, Cause We Care is thrilled to partner with Capital Direct for the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Hamper Drive on December 7th, 2016. This year’s goal is to deliver 750 hampers, filled with essential food items and small gifts, to 25 frontline organizations in the Lower Mainland that support single mother-led families and children in need.
“We’re honoured to work with Cause We Care to relieve some of the stress these mothers are faced with at Christmas,” says Richard Nichols from Capital Direct. “By providing basic household necessities, food, and simple but heartfelt gifts, moms can focus on enjoying the company of loved ones.”
Vancouverites can help support the drive by donating online – for every online $70 donation on www.causewecare.org, a hamper will be delivered to a local family in need. Special thanks goes to Save On Foods (Cambie Street), Army & Navy and Purdy’s Chocolatier for their many years of continued support. Kudo’s to Aritzia for keeping mothers and children warm through the winter with donated gloves and toques; and many thanks to Dueck Auto Group for providing cargo vans for hamper deliveries.
Cause We Care is a Vancouver-based registered charity, founded to assist local, single mothers and their children in need. Since 2007, Cause We Care has provided a ‘hand up’ to those dealing with poverty and the everyday challenges it brings through a variety of annual outreach initiatives.
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