Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and honour mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in our society. This year marks our 9th Annual Mother’s Day Drive. We raise money to provide much needed toiletry supplies, housekeeping supplies and personal items to single mothers in need in our community.
An empty cupboard can be common during the holiday season for single mother-led families. Most cannot afford gifts or any of the extras that most families enjoy over the holidays, and these care packages offer both necessities and some treats and comforts to help brighten the season for these mothers and their children.
Every September, Cause We Care Foundation teams up with Crofton House School and Credential Financial to deliver backpacks to Vancouver elementary and high schools and the single mothers supported by the YWCA. The children receiving these backpacks feel proud and relieved to go to school with the supplies the need – many for the first time.
Through our Family Forward Fund, we help fund childcare for single mother-led families, allowing mothers to remain in or return to the workforce. As well as providing a safe and dependable place for the kids to spend their days, daycare assists the children with learning and socialization.
On March 22, 2011, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver YWCA announced a joint project that will include a new, full-service public library along with 21 units of subsidized housing and over 3000 square feet of program space for single mothers and their children, operated by the YWCA. The facility opened in April 2017.
Many children have nowhere to go after school that’s safe or supervised. There are currently 12 schools in Metro Vancouver that are deemed as “inner city”. With your generous donations, we funnel much needed funds to front-line organizations and inner city schools where the need is the greatest.
In these crisis situations, CWCF will try to step in with assistance – all funded by your donations. We distribute funds, when available, to appropriate front-line organizations, which provide immediate, hands-on help to single moms and kids in crisis. Please email us for more information on our emergency funding.