October 3, 2020
Stanley Black and Decker supports Children’s Aid
Stanley Black & Decker donated $25,000 to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to support the organization’s mission in the fight against Covid-19.
The donation to the Foundation’s Covid-19 Child and Family Support Fund is helping to address the sudden impact the pandemic has made on children, youth and families involved in child welfare, the company explained. The funding will help secure access to basic necessities such as housing, food, critical mental health support and e-learning technology, provide direct financial assistance to caregivers and allow flexible funding to local child welfare organizations to meet the immediate and changing needs of the families they work with.
“The children, youth and families we serve are already amongst the most vulnerable populations in the country. The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating financial instabilities, increasing housing and food insecurity, incidences of domestic violence and social isolation. We are so grateful for the support of Stanley Black & Decker to help make an immediate impact on the lives of children and families across the country,” said Valerie McMurtry, President and CEO of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada.
“Stanley Black & Decker is immensely proud of our partnership with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, which is just one part of our company-wide effort to empower the front lines in the fight against Covid-19,” said Stanley Black & Decker Canada’s VP of Human Resources Jennifer Le Donne.