Building Blocks for Better Lives

When emergencies or unexpected costs arise for families, we do everything we can to support families so they can focus on what matters most.

Families facing crisis are more likely to be facing financial insecurity, which makes them especially vulnerable during emergency situations like fleeing domestic violence, job loss, or an unexpected medical situation.

Our Building Blocks fund is here to help ease the financial burden of the families we serve across Greater Vancouver. Cash donations allow us to provide the goods and services that help strengthen relationships between children, youth and their families. Through our funding, we can provide the following:

  • Immediate needs: grocery food cards, transportation, and clothing.
  • Support needs and services: parenting education, counselling, therapy sessions, and other support services that help strengthen relationships.
  • Essential goods: strollers, cribs, baby formula, furniture, clothing and more.

We thank you so much for your continued support of this life-enriching program!

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It’s more than just a bike. My son and I would like to thank you & express our sincere gratitude for your generous support and gift card. Your donation made it possible for my 7 year old son to safely ride a new bike which boosted his confidence since his had no brakes on his old one. Because of this gift card, my son and I spent some one on one valuable time together, his safety was prioritized. Your generosity is what helps children in care strengthen their families so they can stay together, thrive, and look forward to future engagements. Thank you for helping our family when we had no other means to provide.

Single Mom, Westcoast Family Centres

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