New heights reached as Cause We Care Foundation raised over $600,000 for the continuation of programs and initiatives geared towards financially supporting single mothers and their children.

Vancouver, BC (May 17th , 2024):  Cause We Care Foundation hosted their annual Mother’s Day Luncheon last Friday,  May 10th at Aritzia’s A’Ok Commissary,  where attendees gathered to celebrate motherhood by supporting low income single mothers and children who are facing adversity, and to learn how the Single Mother’s Support Fund can change lives. 

Once gathered, guests had the chance to hear from Single Mothers Support Fund beneficiary and guest speaker Sarah, who bravely shared her experiences and challenges  as a single mother, and the positive impact that receiving this grant had on her when she decided to go back to school. For Sarah “it meant that, for that last year when my course load was heaviest, I didn’t have to work 2-3 jobs on the side. With the grant, I was able to focus on completing my program, without compromising being present for my kids.” For many single mothers, going back to school or focusing on job training is not an option due to the unique constraints felt by these women as sole caregivers and providers. The Single Mothers Support Fund commits to removing the financial burden of everyday expenses by providing support for childcare, housing, transportation, groceries,  and more, unlocking a freedom for single mothers to focus on their education or training programs and their children. 

“We are truly grateful to everyone who supported  our Mother’s Day event this year. The  generosity of our sponsors and community has made it our most successful Mother’s Day Luncheon to date! We are looking forward to extending our reach with the funds raised and continuing to help uplift single mother-led families” says Cause We Care’s Executive Director Shannon Newman-Bennett. 

Cause We Care Foundation wishes to express deep appreciation to Presenting Sponsor Osler, Platinum Sponsor and host Aritzia, and to all event sponsors, partners and donors including Blue Ruby, Capital Direct, Burgundy Asset Management, Suzy Weeks and David Reed Family , Nicola Wealth, Wheaton Precious Metals, Anthem, Beedie, Innovior Construction, Linde Equity, Living Space, Jackie &Connie, Dexter Realty, and Varshney Family Foundation whose valued contributions made this event possible. 

Cause We Care funds a variety of meaningful programs and initiatives that are directly focused on helping single mothers thrive and reach long-term economic stability including  essential supply drives,   employment training, counseling supports and an ongoing partnership with the YWCA Cause We Care House in Vancouver. Learn more and donate online


About Cause We Care Foundation

Cause We Care is a Vancouver-based registered public foundation, founded to help single mothers achieve economic security, build capacity, and create positive futures for themselves and their children. Since 2007, Cause We Care has provided support to low income single mother led families and the everyday challenges it brings through a variety of outreach and funding initiatives. Cause We Care initiatives include housing, community grants, essential supply drives, counseling, education and job training for single mothers  through the Single Mother’s Support Fund