The Maple Leaf Chapter of IODE Goderich is giving back to the community through a financial donation of $1,000 to ONE CARE Home and Community Support Services.
Three IODE executive members met with ONE CARE board member Deb Shewfelt to make the donation.
“As a not-for-profit charitable organization we rely on donations to support the work of our agency and to support seniors and their caregivers,” said Shewfelt.
“Donations support our client subsidy fund and our accessible vehicle replacement fund. We appreciate this donation, as well as those from other organizations and individuals.”
ONE CARE has continued to expand and adapt services during COVID-19 to ensure the needs of seniors in the community are met.
Donations are very important to ensure the organization can keep these essential services affordable and accessible to those in need.
ONE CARE is a local provider of home and community care in Huron and Perth counties. The agency supports more than 8,000 individuals and their caregivers, so that they may have good quality of life as they age at home.
“During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic the need for funds to support clients has increased. More people have been accessing services like Meals on Wheels, the grocery delivery program and respite services,” admitted Kathy Scanlon, executive director at ONE CARE.
“The need to support this vulnerable population and help them be connected is so important. As many seniors are on fixed incomes, we use fundraising dollars to help them get the services we need.”
For more information on ONE CARE or to make a donation call 1-877-502-8277 or visit www.onecaresupport.ca