70 000. That is how many children in Alberta, one of the richest provinces in the country, who live in poverty. To many of us that seems almost criminal, at the least shameful. Surely we as a society have not only a responsibility but also a vested interest in lowering that number.
The UCW of Alberta and Northwest Conference agree. And so they have embraced the Child Well-Being Initiative. As part of this they have made dozens of cloth dolls and shared them with various people in leadership roles in the church around the conference. They are also going to the Alberta Legislature on November 18 to present a doll and information about child poverty to every MLA.
More information about the CWBI can be found here