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Neighbourhood Love Letters
Youth in-and-from foster case are often disproportionately plagued by feelings of alienation and loneliness, and feel disconnected from the neighbourhood they live in. This is because foster care youth often live in multiple homes over the years.
In 2017, we received an application from Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association to provide an inclusive space for foster care youth to interact with other members of the community through informal chats, love letter scrapbooking, photo documentation and sidewalk art installations. Our Addressing Homelessness Advisors agreed that this was a good idea.
Donors like you made possible a $10K grant that helped foster care youth build stronger neighbourhood connections, gain a sense of belonging, and create a tangible, beautiful record of inclusive communities.
Over the past five years, the Addressing Homelessness focus area has provided support to a range of leading charities including: Aunt Leah's Independent Lifeskills Society, PHS Community Services Society, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Federation of BC Youth in Care Network, Vancouver Aboriginal child and Family Services Society, and Abbotsford Community Services, among others.
Why support a focus area?
Causes of concern today may not even exist tomorrow, but when you support a focus area, you join other like-minded donors and become a part of a powerful force in creating a healthier, more livable community. And because we bring together smart advisors —all experts in their respective fields — to review and select the best grant applications, you can be assured that your gift is being utilized in a way that has long-term impact. Learn more about the expert advisors who are putting your gift to work.
Many donors care about addressing homelessness, but you also have broader interests in the community. You may want to consider a targeted gift to another one of these focus areas: