We don’t have to tell you that Vancouver moms are amazing people, who are doing fabulous things. In so many ways, we’re the ones who keep this city running. And yet, that doesn’t mean that we couldn’t use a little help from time to time. This is what Andrea Thomas Hill believes, and it led her to found Cause We Care Foundation. The Vancouver-based charity was created by women for single mothers and their children in need. They provide a ‘hand up’ to families who are dealing with poverty and the everyday challenges it brings. We are thrilled to have her as a guest on this edition of the VancouverMom.ca podcast.
A History of Taking Action
Andrea is no stranger to the non-profit world. Before having children she organized the very first Run for the Cure in Toronto. But after a move to Vancouver, and having children of her own, she was particularly touched by the plight of single mothers living in poverty. It started when she volunteered with a group at the Downtown Vancouver Eastside Women’s Centre’s annual Holiday lunch. The group served more than 500 less-fortunate women and their children a memorable hot meal, and were touched by the challenges they faced. In response, Andrea was inspired to make a difference once again. She helped to start Cause We Care, which is dedicated to developing concrete, effective ways to provide a ‘hand up’ through targeted outreach initiatives.
Podcast with Andrea Thomas Hill
During our podcast we talked about the very real issues faced by women – particularly single mothers – living in poverty in Vancouver. There are many, many children living in poverty in this city, and more than anything that is what inspired Andrea to take action. We talked about the initiatives that Cause We Care is involved in, what they mean when they say they’re giving a ‘hand up’, and how you can get involved and help in concrete, tangible ways.
Whether you want to know more about how you can support your fellow Vancouver moms, or you’d like to be inspired by one Vancouver mom who is getting out and doing great things, you’ll want to listen to our podcast:
Thank you so much to Andrea Thomas Hill for taking the time to speak with us!