The KidSafe Project Society was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993 by a group of concerned citizens, The Vancouver Sun newspaper, and public school teachers in response to a local tragedy that saw a young child assaulted and abandoned when left home alone during school break. The community galvanized into action forming KidSafe, with the mission to provide nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed.
What began as a small winter break program at two schools has since grown into an organization that provides essential programs and services to over 450 referred Vancouver children and youth each year. Since its beginning KidSafe has served more than 1 million nutritious meals and snacks and more than 2,500,000 total hours of safety, emotional support and educational programming.
Today, the need for KidSafe remains as strong as ever with 1 in 5 Vancouver children living in poverty. The unjust and common reality for tens of thousands of local children is that school breaks are times of instability, hunger and loneliness. By supporting KidSafe today, you can help provide vulnerable children with the safety, health and happiness they need and deserve.