We’ve all read the headlines – fuel prices, food prices, and interest rates on debt are all increasing. Eleven per cent of Canadians are spending more than they earn each month. Many people were already struggling to make ends meet and when costs rise, there’s just no wiggle room. No way to further stretch their budgets.
Nearly 1 in 4 children in New Brunswick lives in poverty, with 32% of children living in poverty in Saint John alone. Our community needs our help.
United Way Saint John, Kings, and Charlotte works every day to bring people and organizations together to combat poverty and build solutions that help our most vulnerable now and in the future. We are building better communities’ day by day, person by person. United Way wants everyone to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and we can help achieve that vision.