The pandemic has brought to light the harmful impact of isolation on seniors…
The COVID-19 vaccine will not solve everything. Even after a second dose, more vulnerable seniors will continue to need community support throughout the year! That’s why we are continuing our fundraising efforts with our BENEVOLENCE campaign 2021-22.
What are the funds raised for?
Funds from our initial BENEVOLENCE campaign in 2020 were first used to assemble and distribute activation baskets to CAH clients. We then proceeded to purchase 20 smart tablets and high quality headsets that we lent to seniors to enable them to better interact with the community via electronic means: to facilitate telemedicine, to keep in touch with their loved ones online and to be able to participate in our virtual activities. We have initiated training sessions to build their technological capacity to better use the tablets and online resources. The installation of wifi throughout the Place Saint Laurent building was completed in October 2020 (at a cost of $20,000), ensuring free internet access for its residents.
But we did much more! Your kind donations gave us the flexibility to meet a host of one-time needs that are only visible to those involved, but which make such a difference in the quality of life of our senior clients:
• Medical equipment maintenance and repair costs
• Pet care expenses
• Vision or dental care expenses
• Assistance with transportation challenges
• Assistance with large unexpected expenses that impact the budget
• Support for environmental maintenance in seniors’ daily lives
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Life is full of the unexpected! Thanks to your donations, we have the flexibility to creatively respond to individual and specific needs of our clients.
There will be much to do in 2021-22!
As we enter a post-pandemic recovery phase, some economic uncertainty about the financial security of organizations like ours is a reality we must not ignore. Your donations will allow us to continue to subsidize our services to seniors most in need to ensure accessibility to essential care in French, to help them maintain their physical and cognitive independence.
Our ALC (Active Living Center) will need to roll up its sleeves to continue to train new digital citizens on the internet and tablets. It will also be able to create virtual products to better assist, inform and entertain seniors in the community.
About our 1st campaign in 2020
We launched our first BENEVOLENCE campaign in July 2020 to replace our traditional events, our regular Gilles Barbeau Golf Tournament for CAH and the Toronto Challenge Walk. Thanks to your generosity in this context, this campaign raised a total of $9,770. As always, every dollar raised was allocated to the various projects and used in the best interest of the clients.