We are getting ready to deliver nutritious food to hungry kids during this very busy holiday season. We need all of Santa's helpers to come out and join us! We will be sending you a letter in the mail with details about how you can get involved. (If you don't get your letter in a few days - let us know and we'll send you the details!)
Santa's helpers are being asked to give kids the following gifts: Joy, Love, Peace, Hope, and Faith! We can provide these intangible gifts by making sure kids who are hungry have access to nutritious meals each day. Giving a meal is about more than just the food on the plate - it's about teling a child we believe in them.
As Christmas approaches those 1 in 8 Canadian kids facing hunger need our support even more. You can be a ‘Santa’s Helper” to one or more of them and help them through this difficult and scary time in their lives.
Click here to donate and tell a kid you believe in them – that you care. This could be one of the most meaningful and life-changing gifts you give this year.
Show Kids You Care is proud of our 10-year relationship with the staff and volunteers at Helen Betty Osborne's breakfast program!
The Helen Betty Osborne Ininew Resource Centre is a comprehensive school for kindergarten to grade 12 students. The breakfast program provides students access to fruit, milk, juice, toast or cereal every morning from Monday to Friday. Emergency lunches are also available for students that do not have lunch. Additional daily snacks are provided for the Nursery and Kindergarten students.
Our goal is to ensure that every student has access to nutritious food to support them in learning to the best of their ability every day. Prior to the establishment of a regular breakfast, lunch and snack program parents would often call to say that their children would be absent from school because they did not have adequate food for them. This no longer happens.
One of the challenges our community faces is that the socioeconomic conditions are poor by southern standards; and it is cheaper to buy a 2L of pop cheaper than a 2L of milk. The breakfast program provides all the children with the opportunity to start their day with nutritious food!
Each week SKYC highlights the excellent work being done in communities throughout Canada and through our national network of program partners. We have recently highlighted programs in the following communities:
Cambridge Narrows, NB Brandon, MB Currey's Corner, NS
Whitehorse, YT Hamilton, ON