For the 2019-2020 school year the Social Justice Council at St. Robert Catholic High School in Vaughan, Ontario, will be partnering with True North Aid to support the Maamiikiwe Project with our Give a Gift, Change a Life Campaign. Maamiikiwe Project supports young moms and their newborns in Sioux Lookout with much needed supplies like diapers, clothing, formula and much more!
For the 2019-2020 school year the Social Justice Council at St. Robert Catholic High School will be partnering with True North Aid to support the Maamiikiwe Project with our Give a Gift, Change a Life Campaign.
Unfortunately, there are many Indigenous mothers and families that cannot afford blankets, clothes, diapers, and other items that are critical for the healthy development of infants and children. Many indigenous women in remote northern communities must travel long distances to give birth, often doing so without the in-person love and support of their families and loved ones.
This year we aim to support these families. Join us in our goal to raise $10 000, all of which will go towards putting together a care package with essential maternal, infant and children’s items for mothers and families in Sioux Lookout.
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True North Aid, Hands for Heart and the Indigenous family support programs in Sioux Lookout are collaborating to establish “Maamiikiwe” [maa-mee-ki-way]. Translated from Ojibway this means “gives gifts away.” This partnership aims to connect essential maternal, infant and children’s items with mothers and families in need. Donated items like diapers, wipes, bottles, clothing and blankets, along with special hand knit hats, sweaters and bottles will be accessible for families through The Aboriginal Family Support program, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children and the Pre and Postnatal Support Program.