We know that Canadians care deeply about the lives of others and so we appealed to you to make a difference for thousands of people in some of the most challenging parts of the world. Two years ago, we launched a campaign to mobilize Canadians behind CARE’s mission to reach the most vulnerable with life-saving and life-changing support.
We asked you to help us deliver the promise of health to moms and their babies. We asked you to help us deliver the promise of better nutrition for families struggling with hunger. And we asked you to help us deliver the promise of immediate relief and safety to those fleeing violence and disaster.
In return for your support, we promised to multiply your gift with funds from the Government of Canada.
You heard our appeal and answered.
Two years later, thanks to the generous support of so many Canadians, we have reached an important milestone: We raised what we needed to deliver our shared promise to more than 2.5 million men, women, and children in Bolivia, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, as well as those touched by disaster, such as the earthquakes in Nepal.
Thank you for helping us make the Canadians Care campaign a success for those who needed it most. We are grateful for your support and for the tireless efforts of our volunteer fundraisers, led by Douglas Stollery and the Hon. John P. Manley.
You will be happy to know that because of the gains we achieved in maternal and child health, made possible by the Canadians Care campaign, the Government of Canada has asked CARE to scale up these winning solutions to reach even more people in southern Africa.
CARE’s Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies initiative, launched in 2016, is helping moms, families, and health providers fight malnutrition in young children with simple tools like breastfeeding, improving women’s nutrition before, during and after pregnancy, and empowering women to secure what they need to keep themselves, their babies, and their families healthy.
We hope Canadians will join us again in extending the promise of health to another one million individuals through this new initiative in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.
Seventy years ago, in May 1946, we delivered our first 20,000 “CARE Packages” to the people of Le Havre, France, thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Then and now, whether it’s 1946 or 2016, we could not deliver lasting change without your support.
Thank you once again for joining us in the Canadians Care campaign and showing you care.