Ashley, a single mother of 3 young children, often struggles to make ends meet. She budgets carefully, and always purchases the necessities first. With only one income to support her small family, any unexpected expense or loss of earnings could be devastating. So when Ashley was unexpectedly laid off last December, she was faced with a very harsh reality. A reality that would mean her children could go without.
Ashley didn't plan to be unemployed over the Holidays. How was she supposed to purchase diapers, formula and food for her children while still making the rent and utilities? It would be weeks before her first Employment Insurance payment and the thought of making it through seemed near impossible.
With nowhere else to turn for help, she came to Essential Aid where she received an emergency supply of diapers, baby food and formula to help see her through.
Last year, during the Holiday season, Essential Aid was able to provide assistance to over 700 children just like Ashley's. Children who might otherwise have gone without.
Help us reach our goal of ensuring no child goes without this holiday season by sponsoring a child. Thanks to our community support and purchasing partnerships, just $20 will help ensure the nutritional needs of an infant are met this holiday season.
Together we make a difference.
Sponsor an infant this holiday season and receive a beautiful keepsake ornament and sponsorship certificate. Please include the name as you wish it to appear on the certificate.