“Giving the prospect of hope is more than anyone can ask for.”
—Olay Omadara, Senior Account Processing Officer, CIBC, Toronto
My son Isaiah and I left Nigeria when he was 2-and-a-half years old. When we got to Canada, we lived in a shelter for six months. Through WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound program, a United Way supported initiative, I found daycare for Isaiah so I could go to school.
I am so grateful for the generosity of complete strangers, and I stay involved by volunteering with them, because I want to give back and show my appreciation. Imagine if we could help twenty more single mothers like me? When people are at their lowest, the only thing that keeps them going is hope.