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The Maple Ridge Community Chest provides immediate and direct financial support for families and individuals facing a crisis. It involved one-time assistance to deal with a setback that could prove insurmountable. It helps keep the families and individuals from spiralling further into poverty. The Community Chest is a partnership between the Maple Ridge Community Foundation and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Network. It is addressing important needs in our community:
- preventing homelessness and evictions
- addressing health needs
- responding to mental health and crisis situations
- preventing unemployment
- providing household safety and stability
Applicants have ranged from families dealing with trauma to single parents needing assistance with something as small as a new pair of glasses. For one family, a new pair of boots for work made all the difference when the hardworking father faced being dismissed from his employment because he couldn’t afford a new pair of steel toed boots for work. The Community Chest, donations from you, his neighbours, was able to purchase the boots and keep that father employed.