Dec 7 2023: Kings County Family Resource Centre

Families, food education benefits from 100 Who Care December funding

Submitted by Sara White, secretary of 100 Who Care Giving Group.

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met December 7, inviting members and newcomers to its quarterly meeting at Main Street Station in Kentville. The room was full, as a half-dozen 2023 presenting groups returned to update members with their most recent happenings and successes.

Members heard from the Valley Community Learning Association, Misfit Manor Dog Rescue and the Kings County Family Resource Centre. Members voted for the family resource centre as their donation recipient, with VCLA and Misfit Manor receiving Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work.

Presenting Charities

Kings County Family Resource Centre

The Kings County Family Resource Centre, in the Kentville business park, has been supporting families since 1989. Today, it offers 25 free programs with 16 staff, overseen by nine board members. Most recently, the centre has expanded offerings to meet the needs of fathers, grandparents, newcomers and Indigenous communities. Its pitch to the 100 Who Care was for support of a food education initiative: participants attend cooking classes to learn how to turn nutritious, affordable ingredients into great meals, taking home prepared dinners, recipes, basic kitchen equipment and a grocery card to replicate it for their family members.

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Valley Community Learning Association

VCLA director Peter Gillis and program youth participant Xavier Banks shared how VCLA’s weekly “community” dinner has been growing, welcoming volunteers from ages five to 81 to prepare and serve a shared meal: 30,000 plates through the past year! The dinners are a great way for VCLA to introduce and encourage people to access its GED, tutoring and educational support programs for everything from high school graduation to Red Seal testing.

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Misfit Manor Dog Rescue

Nahleen Ashton, with the six-year-old Misfit Manor, knew, if she’d have been able to bring a dog with her during the presentation, it would “charm you all.” A small group of volunteers foster, provide essentials and cover exceptional medical needs for dogs with major health concerns, including the latest dog, Archie, a standard poodle awaiting a permanent wheelchair.

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Donate Now

As always, we have created an online fundraising page on CanadaHelps for our members to use.

  • When making your donation, please check the box allowing CanadaHelps to “Display your name” on our supporter wall to help us track your commitment.

Donate by Mail

Kings County Family Resource Centre
4 Calkin Drive, Kentville, NS B4N 3V7

  • Please be sure to write “100 Who Care” in the subject line of your cheque.
  • You can include a self-addressed stamped envelope to help reduce the charity’s mailing costs when they mail your receipt.
  • Be sure to let us know you’ve mailed your donation so we can update our records!

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About our Giving Group

100 Who Care, currently 88 members strong, meets quarterly to hear from three member-nominated non-profit groups. After five-minute presentations from each organization, members vote on which group will be the recipient of each member’s $100 donation. Since 2017, the group has donated over $150,000 to local and regional projects. Visit our website for information on past non-profit RecipientsHow to Join, and upcoming Events.

Next Meeting

Our next quarterly meeting will be on March 7, 2024 in the dining room of Main Street Station in Kentville.

Click here for event details and to subscribe to our Calendar.

Photo submitted:

100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley co-chair Steph Sedgwick, right, congratulates Kings County Family Resource Centre executive director Donna Hatt on the centre’s selection as the 100 Who Care’s December meeting funding recipient.

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