Rachel can’t concentrate on school…her family has little food and may lose their home.

Published December 20, 2015

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Rachel is 9 years old, has a mild intellectual delay and makes regular 5:00am trips to McMaster to receive treatments for health issues.  Her family struggles financially as mom is not able to work due to her own numerous health concerns.

We initially received an application from Rachel’s school for grocery gift cards for her family. However, a few days later, the school updated us that “the family has been served notice and will face eviction in 12 days.”

The school’s application for Rachel’s family was approved.  The eviction noticed was cancelled. They now have a roof over their head and food in their bellies. “Literally, this means that the family will not be homeless to start 2016.  The mother was completely overwhelmed by this news – truly a gift to remember this Christmas“.

A child cannot concentrate on being successful in school when they don’t even know if they will have food to eat or a home to sleep in.  What if this was your family on the verge of being homeless or hungry over Christmas?  You would welcome someone being caring and compassionate.

YOU can be caring and compassionate to other families in need by donating a “Gift of Caring”.

Donate today! You WILL make a difference in the lives of Halton students.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (905) 632-6314 ext. 248 or clarema@hccef.org.



Marc Clare | Executive Director | HCCEF

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