Our Second Virtual Meeting Brings Members Together For Another Opportunity To Give Back to Our Community!
For the second time this year, 100 Women Who Care Guelph was unable to connect in person due to Covid-19 concerns. In spite of the challenges, we persisted in our determination to give back to the Guelph charities. As part of our “virtual” nomination and selection process, members representing three charities selected in our nomination draw, provided written presentations which were reviewed and voted upon by members. It’s great to know that in these difficult times, 100WWCG continues to “think outside the box” in our efforts to give back our community.
We may not have a meeting room or a microphone, but as part of our virtual nomination and selection process, the three members selected in our nomination draw have been invited to make a brief written presentation about their nominated charities, to describe the work they do and how they would make use of a donation from 100 Women Who Care.
Just in case you missed the opportunity to see the nomination draw, you can follow this link.
Our three chosen charities are:
1. Guelph Community Foundation’s Youth Hub Flow Through Fund
(Nominated by Cyndy Forsyth)
Follow this link to Cyndy’s written presentation.
2. Guelph Black Heritage Society
(Nominated by Barb Tremblay)
Follow this link to Barb’s written presentation.
3. Grand River Conservation Foundation
(Nominated by Rebecca Whitney)
Follow this link to Rebecca’s written presentation.
Drum Roll Please!
Guelph Black Heritage Society is the Recipient of our October 2020 Donation!
Money will be spent two ways:
Change Starts Now, is a response to the increased demand in our community to learn about Black History, anti-racism, discrimination and diversity, both locally and globally. Funds will help sponsor educational programming events at Heritage Hall, as well as on-line. In addition, GBHS is in the process of developing a resource library at Heritage Hall and has reached out to local school boards about making these valuable resources available to local teachers and students. These resources can easily be shared with everyone in Guelph-Wellington and beyond.
Funds will also be used to provide a new front door for Heritage Hall. The GBHS is committed to restoring Heritage Hall to make it safe, environmentally friendly and accessible. There is great symbolism in funding this door. When closed, a door provides safety and protection for those within. When open, a door says “Welcome”.For more information, follow this link to our most recent press release.