Stanley Black & Decker donates $25K to help Children’s Aid Foundation
By Anthony Capkun
August 25, 2020 – Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada received a donation of $25,000 from Stanley Black & Decker to support its mission in the fight against covid.
The donation to the foundation’s covid-19 Child & Family Support Fund is helping address “the sudden impact the pandemic has made on children, youth and families involved in child welfare”.
The funding will help secure access to basic necessities, such as housing, food, mental health support, and e-learning technology; provide direct financial assistance to caregivers; and allow flexible funding to local child welfare organizations to meet the immediate and changing needs of the families with whom they work.
“The children, youth and families we serve are already amongst the most vulnerable populations in the country,” said Valerie McMurtry, president & CEO of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. “The covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating financial instabilities, increasing housing and food insecurity, incidences of domestic violence and social isolation. We are so grateful for the support of Stanley Black & Decker to help make an immediate impact on the lives of children and families across the country.”