Mother’s Day Campaign Helps Babies ‘Sleep Tight’

Hope for Children Aims to Purchase Cribs for Low-Income Families

TORONTO—The Hope for Children Fund of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto has just launched its first ‘Sleep Tight’ campaign, aimed at raising funds to purchase cribs for low-income families. The campaign asks people to make a donation in honour of their own mother, creating a unique Mother’s Day gift.

In 2012, 48 babies died in Ontario due to unsafe sleep conditions. The Hope for Children Fund has been actively working to educate Toronto families and the community about safe sleep and, as part of their mission, provides cribs to low-income families. The cost is high, however, and the need is growing.

“No parent should have to put their child to sleep in a stroller or car seat because they can’t afford a crib,” says Kara Spedding, Manager, Fund Development at Hope for Children. “Our campaign goal is to raise $50,000 towards the purchase of cribs for low-income families. We think a donation in honour of the woman who rocked you to sleep at night makes a unique and powerful Mother’s Day gift.”

The campaign, which runs from today through to Mother’s Day on May 11th, encourages donors to visit www.hopeforchildren.ca and make a donation. If the donation is in honour of your mother, you can select the option of having a card sent to her to acknowledge the gift.

For more information on how to donate, visit: www.hopeforchildren.ca

To read one mother’s story, click here: http://hopeforchildren.ca/article.php?id=229

For more information on safe sleep visit: http://torontoccas.org/downloads/Sleep_and_Bathing_Safety.pdf

About Hope for Children Fund:

The Hope for Children Fund supports the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CCAS) by raising funds for education and poverty relief programs for children, youth and families who receive services from CCAS. We believe by investing in our children and youth, and by helping families through difficult times, we can transform our community.

About Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto:

Mandated under the Child and Family Services Act and funded by the Government of Ontario, the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto has been protecting Catholic children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect for more than 110 years.

For more information, or to arrange an interview please contact:

Krista Lamb, Communications Specialist
Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Tel. 416-395-1639
Email: k.lamb@torontoccas.org