The Families We Serve Have Been Disproportionately Impacted By The Pandemic
As the world marks over a year of disruption by the COVID-19 pandemic, many families across North America are facing the most difficult hardships yet. While the roll out of new vaccines are offering a glimpse of hope, more is left to do to support children in need in the wake of the pandemic.
Even before COVID-19, the United States had a childhood poverty rate that was much-too high. 1 in 5 children in the US and Canada are affected by poverty. The combination of record levels of need and so much uncertainty has motivated us to new levels of program innovation. As a result, we served more children than ever before in 2020.
With your help, 526,000 children received brand-new winter coats and, as part of our new Warm Soles – shoes for kids program, more than 30,000 children received a brand-new pair of athletic-style shoes. By supporting Operation Warm, you can make a tangible impact on the life of a child in need.
74.7 million people have lost work since the pandemic, the majority in industries paying below average wages
More than half of adults who are living in food-insecure homes, have children that are living with them
Nearly 60% of households making less than $35,000 a year are struggling to pay for their usual expenses
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