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. My mom raised 2 teenage girls on welfare and it was a definite struggle. We wouldn’t have made it without supplementing from food banks and charities (such as the year we were adopted as someone’s Christmas family through a local church).
It has been a long time since I’ve been so limited by funds and I remember the daily challenges of being on such a strict budget. I am participating in the challenge this year to not only raise awareness of the issue, but also to reconnect with a part of my past.