Why Should I Support Charities in Oakville?

By Wendy Rinella, CEO

Oakville by most measures is a wealthy community. So I am often asked the question – why should I support local charities? Let’s take the population of youth living in poverty in Oakville from our recent Vital Youth Report. One in eight, or 12.4 per cent, of those under 18 are living in poverty, compared to the provincial average of 18.4 per cent.

And my response is just the same, if a person is poor and lives in Oakville – should they be denied support because they live near rich people? Or, as in Oakville’s case, “super rich” people?

Living near rich people does not alleviate an individual’s poverty. (Yep just dropped the ?)

Learn more about our Vital Youth Report here.