“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 6 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 20 more single mothers like me? When people are at their lowest, the only thing that keeps them going is hope."
United Way is a worldwide not-for-profit that gives financial aid and volunteers to over 5,000 communities across Canada.
Their goal is to help communities thrive by creating opportunities for people to lead better lives.
Homeward Bound is an United way program that helps single, female-led families find employment, housing and create an independent life for their families.
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