• Poverty remains a powerful factor in whether a student succeeds in school.
  • Many students in Halton face financial barriers to learning.
  • 10.5% of children in Halton live in low-income households – an estimated 3600 HCDSB students.


  • Our faith guides us to help our neighbors in need.
    • “….whatever you do for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do for me…” Matthew 25:40
  • Education directly influences students’ life chances – and life outcomes.
  • Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed
    • The Achievement Gap – An achievement gap can form between students from low-income households and their peers due to financial barriers to learning.
    • Mental Health Challenges – Social exclusion, shame, anger, stigma, low self-esteem, low confidence and loss of hope are all issues related to student poverty.
  • Every student needs to have HOPE, DIGNITY & EQUITY

“Your gift upheld the dignity of every family at a time when poverty’s bite is most keenly felt in our school community.” – HCDSB Principal

“Thank you so much for the gift cards. This has helped me and my boys a lot with clothes and food especially this Christmas season. I don’t know what I would have done without these gift cards, at this time that me and my boys are grieving. We really appreciate it, thank you.” – HCDSB Parent


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