SPONSOR A GRANDPARENT TODAY!
Older people are critical contributors to family, community, and society. They are both the largest growing and the most under served population in the world.
A monthly donation, starting at $40, helps support the cost of food, water, shelter, medicine and clothing. It restores dignity and hope while giving a Grandparent the respect they deserve.
Meet Kanthi Tewarapperuma
Miss A. Kanthi is approximately 65 years old and has never married nor had any children. She is Buddhist and speaks and writes Sinhala. Kanthi never married and lived her life with her parents until they passed away. She spent many years living with her sister and her husband.
Miss Telge is 89 years old and has never married nor had any children. She is Buddhist and speaks and writes Sinhala. Her mother died when she was very young. Abandoned by her father, she lived with her aunt and uncle and helped take care of her younger cousins. They taught her to read and write.
Meet Remy Daguillard
Born on April 5, 1938, Remy is almost 84 years old! He is a strong man, given the average life span in Haiti is 63 years old. He is married. He and his wife have 6 children, two sons and four daughters. Their children are impoverished themselves and unable to help support their Mum and Dad which saddens them deeply.
Meet Fritz Ismael
Fritz Ismael is approximately 75 years old. Fritz never married nor had any children. He has no known family. As a young man, Fritz worked to support himself as a blacksmith. With his advancing years and declining health, he was unable to continue several years ago. Fritz has epilepsy and vison problems.
Meet Raguil Solomon
Raguil Solomon is approximately 90 years old and is widowed. He was born in Arniquet, a city in the southern department of Haiti. He is catholic and speaks creole, though he is illiterate.
Meet Solon Dorvil
Solon is approximately 80 years old. Although he is married, he was abandoned by his wife because she could not cope with his blindness or support him. With no one to look after him and no income, he was admitted to LeBon Samaritain residence for older persons in need. Solon is grateful for life at the Bon Samaritain. He enjoys the companionship of the other residents, with whom he likes to laugh and tell stories.
WHAT WE ARE DOING IN CANADA
Your donation is directly supporting isolated seniors through delivered meal programs, groceries, hygiene products, personal care, protection and social support and providing safety and support for volunteers and health workers who are tirelessly putting themselves in harm’s way. We are currently working with over 60 agencies across Canada and continue to expand our reach.