About Raise the Rates
RAISE THE RATES is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.
Surrey – I am proud to participate, for my second time, in the Welfare Food Challenge. During the day I am a recruiter for an incredible company, Vancity, where I am fortunate to meet many amazing people. During my extracurricular time I am Vice Chair of Vancity’s Diversity and Inclusion Alliance, Board Member of Surrey Not For Profit Baobab Inclusive Empowerment Society, and a dog loving, suburb loving, avid Netflix watcher.
I thought I was pretty in touch with social issues but experiencing this challenge last year with $21 for the week was incredibly eye opening … and eye watering. I will not stop advocating until the rates are raised, the current state is absolutely unacceptable. This quote sums it up for me, “I give because I know how it feels to want.” –Unknown.
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