- The KidSafe Project Society
- KidSafe Team of Heroes - BMO Vancouver Marathon
- KidSafe Runners
- Jessica Baker
A Message From Jessica Baker
The KidSafe Project Society was launched by inner-city school principals, concerned citizens and The Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1993 in response to a brutal tragedy that left an 8 year old child brutally beaten, then abandoned in a vacant east side apartment.
The community was outraged by the tragedy, then galvanized into action: They were united in their vision to provide vulnerable children with a safe place to go when school is out.
KidSafe began by keeping two schools open, in Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhoods, for at-risk children during winter break.
Serving nearly 400 children annually, KidSafe runs without cost to families thanks to the generosity of donors who want to make an impact in their community. Every dollar you donate is critical, and the need continues to grow.
All of the funds KidSafe raises go toward the provision of healthy meals, creation of additional outreach program spaces, maintenance and development of programs, and mentor and peer support systems for children and families.
The economic recession has made fundraising tough, and BC continues to have the highest child poverty rate in the country. More than 26% of children and youth under 18 years of age in Greater Vancouver live in households with incomes below the poverty line. These are the children who not only face the greatest risk of getting their lives derailed at an early age, but are the ones that given the right opportunities can grow into our great leaders and champions of tomorrow. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we can make that a reality.
When your legs get tired, run with your heart. Thanks for your support!! :)