Digitel Systems believes that it is important for an organization to give back to the community. Since 2004 Better Days has provided financial support to children with challenging medical needs not supported by Health BC. Digitel also supports non-profits by providing business phones services and equipment to these organizations. One example is Quest Food Exchange (http://www.questoutreach.org). Quest has a great business plan to provide extremely affordable food to low income individuals.
In 2004, we saw an opportunity to help a young child who was struggling with a very challenging level of epilepsy. Due to the full time care required for this young girl, her parents were put in a position of financial hardship. Adding to this, was the fact that traditional treatment methods did not seem to be helping her. As the family continually researched the medical treatments available, they found a doctor who specialized in acupuncture and homeopathic treatments for neurological conditions. Unfortunately, for the family, the provincial health care system did not cover this treatment. The owners of Digitel, and a few other local business associates, started Better Days Society to raise money to try to bring "better days" for this family by funding the non-traditional treatments.
Since then, we have helped many other children and their families that are under financial strain due to a sick child in the home. One of our benefactors is a young girl born with a rare form of skin cancer and she has had over 13 surgeries (skin grafts) prior to her 5th birthday. Needless to say, she requires full time care. This has placed the family (single parent) under severe financial strain. Better Days Society has assisted with monthly contributions to a trust fund set up to help pay the family's day to day bills.
Better Days Society is a Canadian registered charity. For more details, please visit the Society's website.