Cause We Care’s 10th Annual Hamper Drive brings Christmas cheer to 750 women 

Cause We Care’s 10th Annual Hamper Drive brings Christmas cheer to 750 women 

Join Vancouver’s biggest drive to help support single mother-led families this holiday season

 

Cause We Care is thrilled to partner with Capital Direct for the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Hamper Drive on December 7th, 2016. This year’s goal is to deliver 750 hampers, filled with essential food items and small gifts, to 25 frontline organizations in the Lower Mainland that support single mother-led families and children in need.

Over the last nine years, Cause We Care has successfully aided frontline organizations by delivering 5,932 hampers stuffed with over 105,000 pounds of food to low-income families across the Greater Vancouver area, making it the largest hamper drive in Vancouver.

“The holidays can be an extremely trying time for single mother-led families in Vancouver and Capital Direct’s incredibly generous matching donation partnership will enable us to reach even more women and children this year,” says Andrea Hill, Founder of Cause We Care. “This directly helps organizations supporting single moms and kids struggling with poverty in our community.”

“We’re honoured to work with Cause We Care to relieve some of the stress these mothers are faced with at Christmas,” says Richard Nichols from Capital Direct. “By providing basic household necessities, food, and simple but heartfelt gifts, moms can focus on enjoying the company of loved ones.”

Vancouverites can help support the drive by donating online – for every online $70 donation on www.causewecare.org, a hamper will be delivered to a local family in need. Special thanks goes to Save On Foods (Cambie Street), Army & Navy and Purdy’s Chocolatier for their many years of continued support. Thanks to Aritzia for keeping mothers and children warm through the winter with donated gloves and toques; and many thanks to Dueck Auto Group for providing cargo vans for hamper deliveries.

Blue Ruby will once again be teaming up with Cause We Care to offer perfectly handcrafted holiday bracelets. These bracelets make a charitable and stylish gift and 100% of proceeds go towards supporting programs and initiatives run by Cause We Care. Prices range from $20 to $150. They are available in all Blue Ruby stores www.blueruby.com

Email [email protected] to sign up as a volunteer and to receive more detailed information.

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About Cause We Care Foundation

Cause We Care is a Vancouver-based registered charity, founded to assist local, single mothers and their children in need. Since 2007, Cause We Care has provided a ‘hand up’ to those dealing with poverty and the everyday challenges it brings through a variety of annual outreach initiatives. www.causewecare.org

About Capital Direct

Capital Direct has been active in our community since 1997 as a benefactor to many local charities and foundations. Capital Direct 1 Income Trust has served our community since 2007 and is proud to have this opportunity to partner in the health of our neighbourhoods with Cause We Care. Past performance does not equal future returns. Income trust units are issued via offering memorandum. www.capitaldirect.ca. www.incometrustone.ca

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