On Monday December 5th Board of Health (BOH) Members participated in Ottawa Public Health’s Second Annual Pyjama Fundraiser campaign. Each BOH member donating a pair of children’s pajamas in benefit of St. Mary’s Home and the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) to be distribute to their client-families during the holiday season. OPH kicked off the internal campaign – helping children in need in our community campaign on Monday, November 21st. St-Mary’s Home supports young women to have a healthy pregnancy and birth and to help young parents gain the knowledge and skills required to raise healthy happy children. The CAS is committed to protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect, and works in collaboration with partners to ensure the well-being of these children and to strengthen the capacity of families and communities.
In addition to the collection of new PJs, OPH also collected new story books and new blankets for children three months to seven years of age. If you would like to make a donation to either of these agencies you are welcome to do so through the agencies directly or online at St. Mary’s or CAS gift program.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank OPH staff for coordinating this great initiative each year. Their continued support and engagement with Ottawa residents is heart warming and much appreciated. As always they go above and beyond the daily duties of their jobs.