Temiskaming Shores, ON, December 5, 2019
“ Our first event was an overwhelming success.“
100+ Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More donates $11,000 to Northdale Manor.
After Mother Nature’s winter storm resulted in a rescheduled first meeting, 100+ women gathered at the New Liskeard Golf Course on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 for the inaugural meeting of 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More. The first beneficiary of this inspiring new organization is the Northdale Manor and they will receive $11,000.
The Northdale Manor is a not-for-profit retirement home that was originally established in 1956 by the United Church and sold to Northdale Manor Corporation for $1 in 1979. The Manor is in need of dining room chairs for the safety of the residents at a cost of $40,000. The Frog’s Breath Foundation has committed $10,000 for the purchase of the chairs, if the remaining funds were raised by April 2020. With the annual Manor Hearty Lunch in April netting $20,000 and the $11,000 received from 100+ women who care, they will receive the funds from Frog’s Breath and the dining room chairs will become a reality. A presentation on behalf of Northdale Manor was made by Nancy Pedersen, a member of the volunteer board of directors of Northdale Manor. When the results were tallied she said “I am personally thrilled to be able to be part of this amazing group of women and extremely thankful that Northdale Manor was chosen to be the recipient of this very generous donation.”
The entire steering committee of 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More were overwhelmed to have over 100 women attend the inaugural meeting, but not surprised, knowing that we live in an amazing community where raising $11,000 in ONE HOUR for local need is achievable! This fabulous multigenerational group of women is already making a significant local impact. Laurie Wilson, chair of 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores and More, says “last night is proof positive that as strong as we women are in our own right, together we are stronger.”
Members commit to giving one hour of their time each quarter, to learn about potential local beneficiaries nominated by members, and vote to select the winning recipient of their $100 contribution. The combined giving of each member’s contribution makes a powerful impact locally. As Helen Reddy so aptly proclaims, “I am woman hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore”!
100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More would like to thank their sponsors, Brownlee Equipment, CIBC Private Wealth Management, Grant Propane, Scotiabank and Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC, as well as in-kind sponsors, Temiskaming Printing, Pedersen Construction and CJTT FM. Also, thank you to the New Liskeard and Haileybury Golf Courses who have generously donated their facilities to host the quarterly meetings. With their support, every dollar raised goes directly to the chosen beneficiary.
The next meeting of 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming Shores & More will be Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the New Liskeard Golf Club.