"It's a great feeling to impact people directly," says Alison Holt. Last September, Alison stepped up to help two families in CDI’s School Liaison Program cover unexpected expenses for school supplies.
Our School Liaison social workers partner directly with teachers and school social workers to ensure our shelter-partner children, who have been uprooted because of family violence, make a smooth transition to their new schools and communities academically, emotionally and socially.
Alison explains, “I know what a difference our unrestricted and campaign giving makes to CDI's programs, but when I heard about this urgent need I wanted to help right away. I'm the mother of three children, and I've worked at schools. Uniforms, agendas and hot lunch programs aren't 'extras,' they're necessities. I was glad to help the children and their mothers take one issue off their minds at a time of transition."
In December, CIBC Children’s Foundation, through CIBC’s Miracle Day, came on board with a generous investment to the School Liaison Program.
We are very grateful to Alison and her family, and the employees of CIBC -- who contribute to CIBC’s Miracle Day initiative -- for their generosity and compassion.