Donors and Volunteers working together

Every day volunteers visit the clinics at CancerCare Manitoba offering patients and their family members a warm cup of coffee and a light snack. For some patients, it could be their first visit to CancerCare. For others, it could be their hundredth trip for bloodwork, chemotherapy or radiation. In either case, it’s a small gesture which has a very big impact. And it’s only possible because of donor generosity.

In the fall of 2017, the Safeway Employee Payroll Donation Campaign committed $35,501 in support of the CancerCare Manitoba Patient Refreshment Services Program. The Safeway Campaign started many years ago and has made a significant difference in our community.

“We are proud to partner with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. Each year employees from Manitoba Safeway stores generously donate to support provincial cancer health initiatives to help ensure critical programs and services continue to be available for our neighbours now and in the years ahead,” says Renée Hopfner, Sobeys Inc. Corporate Social Responsibility Director.

Donor support enables more than 7000 bowls of soup, 135,000 cookies and 100,000 beverages to be given to patients and their families each year. The warm smiles of the volunteers provide comfort to many people during incredibly challenging times.