I’ll never forget the year our family created a basket for a single mother in need. When we dropped the package off at her house the immense amount of gratitude she exuded through her smile brought me to tears. In fact, she held me in a tight hug and it made me cry.
On our drive home I kept crying tears of happiness. I couldn’t stop thinking about how our simple act of kindness brought her so much joy. The girls were really young but I kept telling them this is what the holidays are about.
I think about that single mom often. I wonder how she’s doing. I wonder if she’s still struggling financially. I wonder if her kids are well. But most importantly I hope there have been more moments in her life that made her smile the way she did when we dropped off her package.
I know it makes me smile because:
Giving always feels good on the inside
“Cause We Care Foundation was founded in 2007 for the purpose of assisting single mothers and their children living in poverty in this beautiful city of ours. In this effort, the Foundation supports local inner-city after-school care programs, organizes two care package supply drives a year and completed a capital campaign to help build the YWCA Cause We Care House for twenty-one low-income single mothers and their dependent children. This past September the foundation also made a $100,000 twelve-month commitment to support a licensed childcare center on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.”
For the 11th year in a row, Cause We Care Foundation is collecting donations and putting together holiday care packages for families in need across the Lower Mainland. An empty cupboard can be common during the holidays for single mother-led families.
This year, they hope to stuff and deliver 825 care packages to 27 frontline organizations.
For $75, one large food care package will go to a family this December. They work with local companies to secure donated or wholesale items, so the value of each package is well over that amount.
Your $75 can help make a family’s holiday season a little brighter. Packed with essentials like high protein, non-perishable foods, and warm accessories, plus a few treats for the mothers and kids, these care packages can have a huge impact on families struggling during the holiday season. And thanks to Capital Direct, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar – so your $75 donation will provide two care packages.
More information on how you can support the Cause We Care Holiday care package drive below: