Help kids Canada program
Helping Canadian Low Income Families
we are excited to start provide support to families in need
We are going to start providing financial support to low-income families and single parents of school-age children in Calgary, Alberta. We work with schools in low-income areas to select the individuals in most need of help. We also work with local churches to identify those in need.
Our support currently consists of grocery gift card donations to families living below the poverty line, as based on the most recent notice of assessment. We also provide support for families to identify other resources available to them in the city of Calgary: free or low cost food programs, low income housing, shelters, and work support.
We work with schools in low-income areas to select the individuals in most need of help. We also work with local churches to identify those in need. We are planning to expand this program to more provide more frequent help, so that it makes more of an impact for each family in need (eg. provide 4 $150 grocery gift cards per year instead of 2), as well as provide more in-kind support (eg. monthly food hampers for pickup at schools, winter clothing, school supplies, Christmas toys), as we obtain more funding. Our goal is to help 50 families per year, plus deliver in-kind supplies to be distributed to children in school once each quarter.