ChildCare International in the Peace Arch News

Do you remember last spring, when the uncertainty of the pandemic caused families to stockpile groceries and necessities? This experience – brief as it was – offered a glimpse into the reality of not having easy access to basic supplies and the uncertainty of how to survive. For many families living in poor communities, this is the harsh reality they experience every day.

“What many of us felt when COVID started, feeling uncertain and afraid, continues to be the daily reality of children living in poverty,” explains Jose Prem, Executive Director of Childcare International (CCI). “When we build hope and bring light to impoverished children, we create a long-lasting impact, which is vitally important for their long-term survival.”