As a result of the generosity of many incredible people in our community, SCI Ontario’s Giving Tuesday fundraising initiative raised $18,636 – that’s 186% of their target goal! Funds raised will provide people with spinal cord injuries in our community the equipment needed to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life.
Did you know that when someone in Ontario needs a wheelchair, hospital bed or other equipment, it’s not fully funded? In fact, unless someone has additional insurance, they can expect to pay at least 25% of the cost and in some cases, the full amount. When an item costs thousands of dollars, even 25% can be too much.
When people apply to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Enhancing Independence Program to get funding support, all other options have been exhausted. There is nowhere else to turn. Funds raised on Giving Tuesday will go a long way in helping to support this essential program.