A New Year Brings a New Successful Charity!
Here is everything you need to know about the meeting on January 9th 2020…
If you still have to submit your cheque, payment instructions are at the bottom
100 Women Who Care Guelph began 2020 with great excitement, new members and worthwhile new charities to support. Sharon opened the meeting with thanks to Sandra Lastovic of Skip the Bank. a valued 100WWCG member and the generous sponsor of our meetings at the Delta Hotel.
In the past five years, we have raised $265,150 in support of local charities!
Sharon took the opportunity to thank the dedicated volunteers who work so hard to make our organization a success – our cheque collectors, Carol Dilworth and Peggy Brightwell and our volunteer co-ordinator, Erin Moore.
She also stressed that we still need people to step up and help 100WWCG. After a year of laudible service Erin has stepped back from her position and we will need to find a replacement volunteer co-ordinator. We are also still hoping to find someone who is interested in taking photographs at our monthly meetings.
If you or someone you know might be willing to step into one of these roles, please call us for details as soon as possible. Our next meeting is April 7th, 2020 and we would really like to fill these essential positions as soon as possible.
After opening remarks we drew names of charity nominees from the 100WWCG hat.
After Sharon’s opening remarks, Sheila Markle, the Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County, drew the names of this quarter’s nominees from a hat and members listened intently to the selected charities’ presentations:
- Cyndy Forsyth presented on behalf of Guelph Community Foundation’s Integrated Youth Services Initiative, a grassroots community initiative, led by the Rotary Club of Guelph, which would bring an integrated youth services centre to Wellington County and the City of Guelph. Youth age 12-26 would be at the centre of, and have equal access to, a continuum of programs, from employment to mental health and addiction services. Funds dedicated would be used to engage in outreach with local youth through workshops and activities, with the aim of establishing an effective service model for the organization’s target audience.
- Wendy Clayson presented on behalf of Michael House, a pregnancy and parenting support service which provides programming and residential support to women coping with a crisis pregnancy. This organization gives shelter to pregnant women and new mothers as well as affordable housing, after-care programming and a drop-in program for existing clients. Money donated would be earmarked for specialized staff training to deal with the challenges faced by pregnant women in crisis.
- Terrie Jarvis presented on behalf of Food4Kids Guelph. This organization bridges the weekend food gap for severely food-insecure children in our community. Most Guelph children can get some food at school, Monday to Friday, but some go home to empty cupboards and fridges and struggle through weekends with little or no food. Food4Kids provides healthy food bags for those kids to take home from school for the weekend. Money donated would be used to reduce numbers of children still on the waiting list for service in local schools.
After each presentation, members spent some time asking presenters for more information about the programs supported and the funding models of each organization. Following these astute and thoughtful questions, members took a few moments to make their choice and cast a vote.
Sheila Markle of Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County, says, “Thank you.”
While members were voting, Sheila Markle, Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County took the opportunity to thank members for our Meeting Twenty One donation. To read the full transcript of her comments, follow this link.
100 Women Who Care Guelph has chosen
as the recipient of our Meeting 22 donation!
Our donation will be used to increase the numbers of hungry children which Food4Kids Guelph can serve.
If you missed the meeting, you can make your payment online by following this link!
Please arrange to make your donation as soon as possible.