WHAT WE DO
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 65 million people, or 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year.
Caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one, often in addition to holding down a job and looking after their families. Some have to relocate or change their living arrangements, and many sacrifice their own health for the needs of the people who rely on them.
Caregiving is life-changing, stressful work, but you’ll rarely hear a caregiver complain. They give of themselves selflessly and tirelessly to care for parents, grandparents, children and spouses, but who is caring for them?
That’s where we come in. The Williams Family Caregivers Foundation was established in memory of our parents, George and Marjorie Williams, after we witnessed our father give up everything to care for our mother throughout her battle with dementia. We want to recognize and support other caregiving heroes, those who bathe, dress, lift, cook, feed, wash, clean, listen, sing, dance, hold and love. We want to help ease the burden, share the load and make life a little bit easier.
Through our events and other fundraising activity, we aim to help with financial costs, offer respite, create a supportive community and provide useful supplies such as:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Medical supplies
- Adapted homewares
- Alarm systems
We rely on your support to provide this assistance to our caregivers. Scroll down to find out how you can help.
HOW TO HELP
In order to offer help and support to caregivers, we rely on your kindness and generosity. Whether you’re an individual
able to donate cash or time, a business that can offer a product or service, or an organization interested in sponsoring a
worthwhile cause, your support could make the world of difference to a caregiver. Find out how you can help below