Well...the sun shone...
May 08, 2017
BENEFITING: Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society
ORGANIZER: Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
DIFFERENT KIND OF RACE. DIFFERENT KIND OF REASON.
Over the last year I have been involved as a peer mentor for Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative. This is not your run-of-the-mill-everyday charity...but then...these are not your run-of-the-mill-everyday mothers either.
"These" are women in Vancouver...they have lived through abuse, isolation, sickness and circumstances I had not even imagined. They have pulled themselves out and up...from the bottom and through a tunnel that has been very long and very dark. They have come from despair and moved into poverty. They love their children. Fiercely. They have fought and scraped and endured and pulled through for no other reason then to give their children a better life, to show them that they can be more.
Child poverty in Vancouver is one of the highest in Canada. These women are foot soldiers.
They are fighters. They are desperately trying to stay on top of it all...and asking for help is hard. It's not the money they want - though it is needed - it is non-judgemental support, the understanding and help finding the resources needed to allow them to gradually do these things on their own...so that they don't give up and continue the cycle.
Every time I meet one of these incredible women I am blown away by their strength and their capacity for hope. HOPE. This is a gift.
They get up everyday, and everyday they hope again. This is ENDURANCE.
And some of them...some of them make the whole 10 yards and break the cycle. This is WINNING. I am not sure I could be that strong.
Sponsor me. Sponsor me.
Whatever you can spare. For every dollar you sponsor me I will match. Dollar for Dollar. Help me help these women. The money I raise will allow us as an organization to help them when food is low, when the landlord is being difficult, when their kids need shoes and extra medical coverage. It will provide their kids with bus fare to get to and from school.
I can do this...can you?