Our July Virtual Meeting Was a Great Success!
100 Women Who Care Guelph may not have been able to meet in person this quarter, but we weren’t deterred from finding a way to give to a deserving local charity. As part of our “virtual” nomination and selection process, three charities selected in our nomination draw have made written presentations and members have reviewed them and voted. The process was remarkably smooth and feedback from members has been positive. It’s great to know that in these difficult times, 100WWCG can still “go the distance” to make positive change within our community.
The three charities nominated were:
- Children’s Foundation of Guelph-Wellington (Nominated by Karyn Kirkwood)
- Guelph Community Foundation’s Youth Hub Flow Through Fund (Nominated by Cyndy Forsyth)
- Lakeside Hope House (Nominated by Lorna Ronald.)
Children’s Foundation of Guelph-Wellington is the Recipient of our July 2020 Donation!
The contribution from 100WWCG will be used to support their Free to Grow at Home initiative, providing kits that will get kids’ hands and feet moving, spark their imagination, and support their learning and healthy childhood development, while also providing some respite for parents who have been parenting and teaching 24/7 during the COVID shut-downs.
Our donation will be put to work immediately through the purchase of supplies from local retail partners, to bring nutritious food, fun, creativity and learning to kids this summer. For more information, follow this link to our most recent press release.
Food4Kids Guelph Says “Thank You!” For Our January Donation
As is the tradition at our quarterly meetings, the winning charity which is the recipient of the previous quarter’s donation, addresses the meeting and updates the group and provides an update on how the funds received have been used. Terrie Jarvis, the Program Co-ordinator of Food4Kids, has provided a written transcript of her expression of thanks.
Like everyone else, the steering committee of 100 Women Who Care Guelph is working hard to plan for how the group proceeds in the future, given the changing situation related to COVID-19. We are in discussions with the Delta Hotel, to firm up our meeting dates for 2020-21. As soon as we have information about “in person” meetings, we will notify everyone by email and post information on the Upcoming Meetings page on our website.
Meanwhile, we would like to thank all of our members for their patience and support during this incredibly challenging time. The Guelph community is the major beneficiary of your commitment to give generously, even when life is complicated.
Thanks for all you do,
Sharon, Tannis, Miriam, Lisa, Carol, Peggy and Dianne
The 100 Women Team