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Carefor is more than just a service

Every October for nearly 20 years, Mr. James Waite has donated to Carefor to honour his wife, Betty, who passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2001.

He says Carefor reminds him of kind-hearted people, and that’s why he gives: “When she passed away I was so grateful for the work they had done with her.”

He fondly remembers a young nurse who came to help his wife on her wedding day. When Mr. Waite asked the nurse why she wasn’t on her honeymoon, she replied, “I have plenty of time for my honeymoon, but your wife won’t.”

“That’s kindness and that’s what I admire about those people,” he recalled.

Mr. Waite not only donates to thank the people who helped his wife during her final days, but also to make a difference in the lives of others: “Everybody can’t be saved, but the little bit that I give added to the little bit that everybody else gives might save somebody along the line.”

For that reason, Mr. Waite encourages others to donate to a cause near to their heart: “If you even have 10 cents left over, donate it.”

Some of the essential services we provide wouldn’t be possible without your generosity. We thank all our donors for your continued support. We couldn’t have done it without you.

If you’d like to share the story on why you give, please contact mhaidari@carefor.ca