Every year, we are blown away by the way our community shows up for our Festive Futures program. The annual holiday giving program brings together our community to help families who have participated in our Small Steps to Success Program enjoy the holidays.
This year, however, other organizations across Cambridge have joined forces to create a robust City For Christmas program, and we will be referring most of our participants to that fantastic initiative, while targeting a smaller number of our participants.
That said, as we are all keenly aware, there’s still a pandemic happening, and in Waterloo Region, the people most impacted by the job losses and closures are women and their children. We are doing everything we can to reach women who need that extra help to make it through these hard times, to rebuild their self-esteem, to connect them with new job opportunities and and help them find the resources to continue to provide for themselves and their families.
. We are always grateful for community support that enables us to do this work. Monetary donations as well as donations of toiletries, pajamas of varying sizes, socks and grocery store gift cards help us to provide for our participants all year round.
Thank you, Cambridge, for always coming through for your neighbours. We know that, together, we will all come out of this.