Block Parent Program Announces Iconic Child Safety Program Seeks Funds as Canada Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

BARRIE, Ontario, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While Canadians are celebrating our nation’s 150 years, the Block Parent® Program of Canada® Inc. is facing a serious funding shortage.

We are seeking the financial help of corporate partners and individuals to assist in the continued delivery of our community safety program.

The Block Parent® Program is the longest running child safety program in Canada since its inception in 1968.  That’s almost 50 years of protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.  Many Canadians fondly remember their parents participating as Block Parents or perhaps were helped themselves by a Block Parent®.  Children still need help and Block Parents are still providing a safe and secure network.  All Block Parents are security screened and when they are available to assist they display the red and white Block Parent® sign in their window. When a child or senior is lost or in trouble and sees the Block Parent® window sign they know they can be assured of a safe haven where they can receive the help they need.

According to Linda Patterson, President of the Block Parent® Program of Canada, “Not only do we continue to play a critical role in keeping children safe but as our population ages we also provide an important safety resource for seniors and others as well.”

The local work of the Block Parent® Program is carried out by committed and caring volunteers but funding for the National Program is essential so they can be there for those who need help the most.

Your immediate help is needed to assist in the continued delivery of this uniquely Canadian safety program.


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