Urgent Help Needed to Provide School Essentials… and Dignity!

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

For hundreds of low income families in Ottawa, back-to-school season is a difficult and expensive time of year… They may find themselves in a time of need due to unforeseen circumstances such as job layoffs, sickness or accidents. Poverty has a negative and stressful impact on children’s well-being and learning,

Caring and Sharing is a non-profit organization in Ottawa that has been working all summer to ensure that these children have the school essentials they need next week. The Sharing in Student Success program provides low-income families with a redeemable gift-voucher to Giant Tiger, giving parents the dignity to buy items such as backpacks, lunchboxes, shoes, basic school supplies or even snacks.

Take 30 seconds to watch this video which was produced and donated by inMotion.

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Please consider making a personal donation on-line to help send these children back to school with their heads held high! You can also donate by calling 613-226-6434. Another great way to help is to spread the word among your friends and family: Retweet on Twitter, Like, Share or Post on Facebook!

 Website: www.CaringandSharing.ca

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Category: Family, Kids, Living, Non-Profit

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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