Children struggling with poverty at home have a difficult time succeeding in school. They are also at a greater risk for long-term health problems.
Children living below the poverty line are more likely to live in problem neighbourhoods. They are more likely to suffer from medical conditions and ailments. Many are not getting the nutrition they need to face each day of learning. Over 15,000 children in Ottawa visit a food bank at least once a month.
Our Foundation strives to offer help to the children in our schools who need it most. By helping provide the basic necessities of life – like food, shelter, and clothing – we can give them a better chance for success.
We can help change their future for the better. We can help provide them with what they need to get through the day. We can pack their parachute.