It has been a little while since this blog was last updated - let's get everyone caught up on our meetings!
Meeting 13 August 2019
We held our first outdoor meeting at the Townsend Lions Park pavilion. We heard presentations from St. Leonard's Community Services, Community & Children's Safety VIllgage of Haldimand-Norfolk and True Experience. True Experience was selected as the recipient of the group donation of $5,400. True Experience is a supportive housing and community work program located in Dunnville.
Meeting 14 - November 2019
With a surge of new members, we were packed in to the brim at the new Cayuga Library. We had 3 great presentations that were passionate and emotional.
Road to Recovery Haldimand was selected for our group donation which totalled $6,100. Road to Recovery is an addication recovery program run by a team of community volunteers. They bring in a facilitator to run the Redpath addictions program to our community. They just started their first group fall 2019 and already have a waitlist for the next session. The donation will be put towards running the next session of the program as the program runs completely on donations for funding.
Meeting 15 - February 2020
For our first meeting of 2020 we had presentations from Cottonwood Mansion, Community Support Centre Haldimand Norfolk and Haldimand 4H. The group selected Haldimand 4H to support their agriculture programs for youth. $5,850 was donated to Haldimand 4H
This meeting marked 3 years since 100 Women Who Care first starting in 2016! We're excited to continue to see new interest of our growing and mighty group!
In May we heard presentations from Hagersville Elementary (library fundraising group), Friends of Lafortune Park and Haldimand Norfolk Learning Centre (HNLC). Haldimand Norfolk Learning Centre was selected for the group donation and we are excited to hit a new donation milestone, giving $5,200 to HNLC! This donation will be used by HNLC to support their programs in Dunnville. Learn more about their work on their website
We were excited to try out a new location for our meeting - Concession Road Brewing Company in Jarvis. Co-owners Jeff & Shannon were wonderful and generous hosts, supporting our group by donating some of the cost of the venue. Members enjoyed checking out the new brewery and sampling some beer. If you haven't been to Concession Road Brewing Co, you should check it out!
Our three organizations to present were:
Wow! 10 meetings already! What a great experience this has been so far to bring 100 Women Who Care to Halidmand.
We heard presentations from Haldimand Norfolk Wellness & Resource Centre, the Shoebox Project and, Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue. The group selected Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Center to make our donation - a total of $4,700. Part of this donation was used to rescue a horse now affectionately named "Lucky Leroy." (the spotted horse in photo below).
We were also joined by Krista from JustOne who set up a display of JustOne jewelry. She shared a bit about Just One - an organization started in Haldimand that follows fair trade practices to offer world changing fashion.
Thank you to the Caledonia Lion's Club for donating their hall for us to use again and for staffing the bar.
100 Women Who Care is proud to share that Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Service is the successful recipient of the group donation - $4,500!
The donation will be used to support G.I.R.L.S. Power Camp. This camp is open to grade 8 girls in Haldimand and Norfolk to help build confidence and raise awareness about the issues young women face. The camp is facilitated by local young women. You can learn more here.
Thank-you to the representatives who spoke on behalf of The Caledonia Agricultural Society and Child Nutrition Network, And thank-you to Joy, from Dunnville Salvation Army who shared some touching stories about what their meal programs mean to their participants.
We are also very excited to share that 100 Women Who Care Haldimand has now donated over $30,000 in our community in just 2 years! Well done ladies! We should all be proud of this milestone.
The Minga Cafe in Dunnville was kind enough to let us use their community space for our meeting. We had three new organizations present - The Dunnville Salvation Army, Child Nutrition Network, and DREAM.
Dunnville Salvation Army was selected as the recipient of the group donation. A total of $3,650 was donated to Dunnville Salvation Army.
Update - With a few late donations, our total is now up to $3,900
And the numbers are in! 100 Women Who Care is proud to announce that Love Be'in Me is the successful candidate of the group donation - $4,300!
Love Be'in Me in Memory of Tracey Hoskin-Hartwick is raising money to build a 1km walking track around the Fisherville Lions Park. They have been the driving force behind this new project. This group was organized after a tragic event this fall and they have raised over $50,000 towards their goal already! You can read more about Love Be'in Me and Tracey in this Sachem article https://www.sachem.ca/…/7918932-mother-teacher-runner-trac…/.
We would also like to thank the representatives who spoke on behalf of The Caledonia Food Bank and the West Haldimand Hospital and Healthcare Foundation.
Meeting 6 was held at the Halidmand County Museum and Archives in Cayuga where the display was "Women Wielding Power - The Road to Equality" was quite appropriate. The museum was celebrating 100 years of women's right to vote in Ontario!
Bramble House was the successful recipient of $4,100 from 100 Women Who Care Haldimand. Bramble House is a respite program for run by Haldimand-Norfolk REACH. They plan to use the money to purchase a new bariatric bed for their clients.
Our other presenations were for the Haldimand Norfolk Literacy Council and the Community and Children's Safety Village of Haldimand-Norfolk
100 Women Who Care Haldimand just keeps growing and our excitement about the group keeps growing too! We had 9 new members join our group in August.
Haldimand Abilities Centre was selected as the recipient of our donation. An impressive donation of $4,075 will go to HAC!
Haldimand Abilities Centre is a partnership with The Alzheimer Society of Haldimand Norfolk, Brain Injury Services and CNIB Outreach Program. Every year they plan a "big trip" for their participants. This fall they are taking more than 120 participants to Niagara Falls and this donation will help cover the costs of this trip. The funds will also be used to run a 7 week musical therapy program. Learn more about HAC's programming here www.haldimandabilitiescentre.com
The group also heard presentations from two great local organizations:
Can't wait to see how we grow at our next meeting - See everyone on November 14th
Our April meeting marked 2 exciting milestones:
The 3 local organizations nominated for this meeting were:
Alicia's presentation about the Powerhouse Project and their work with young caregivers spoke to our members the most and was chosen as the organization to receive the group's donation - a total of $3,350! Wow! So great to see our donation totals getting larger!