Charity of Choice for February 2018
We are off to a beautiful start! Our 1st meeting of 2018 was a success!
A big 100 Women thank you to our venue sponsor Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, always going above and beyond to host our members! Randy our host for the evening and member of 100 Men Whitby spoke to our members about the importance of these giving circles and how we can recruit more members. View presentation.
The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community.
Unfortunately, Victoria Kehoe from Distress Centre Durham our Charity of Choice for Nov 2017, was unable to join us due to illness. She sent a message to share with the members.
“Pass our thanks to the group and let them know the donation has been used to help us recruit and train ten more online responder volunteers who will answer text and chat requests from youth who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. We believe this will ultimately help save lives! We couldn’t be more appreciative.’ Victoria
We heard from three very deserving charities:
· Kate Bird who spoke on behalf of WindReach Farm –nominated by Marlene – view presentation
· Lisa Chaplin spoke on behalf of Grandview Children's Centre nominated by Cannell – view presentation
· Tracy McCannell represented Girls Inc Durham – view presentation
The presentations were insightful and moving, hitting home how great the need is in our community. Even though we can only pick one charity of choice, we have the honor of learning about so many different programs servicing our community.
All are worthwhile charities, and we would love to give the money to all. However, the members voted, and the WINNING charity is WindReach Farms!