100 Who Care put December donation on stage
Submitted by Sara White. Updated Jan 24 with correct mailing address.
The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met December 8, inviting all its members and newcomers to its final 2022 quarterly meeting at the Main Street Station ballroom in Kentville. Past presenting groups and member-affiliated businesses were invited to set up awareness displays during the pre- and post-meeting social, with table donations contributing to a $50 in-meeting “holiday bonus” vote donated to the North Mountain Animal Sanctuary.
Members heard from the Hants Learning Network, the Landmark East Foundation and Stage Prophets Theatre. The vote determined Stage Prophets as the donation recipient, with the Hants Learning Network and Landmark East receiving Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work.
Landmark East School
Karen Fougere is the head of school for Landmark East, an independent school for students from grades 3 to 12 with diagnosed learning disabilities or differences in Wolfville. Fifty-five per cent of students are from the Annapolis Valley, and the school depends on its foundation for bursary support for many. Fougere encouraged the 100 Who Care to consider “the long game” rewards education grants youth, their families and the wider community.
Learn more here: https://www.landmarkeast.org/
Hants Learning Network
Cathy Caldwell, a 20-year supporter and teacher with the Hants Learning Network, described its classes, tutoring and literacy programs for people ages 18-plus. That includes GED preparation and testing, practicing to write a driving beginner’s test, employment upgrading and senior education. Supporting learners with food, resources and transportation ensures they can focus on their program; the 100 Who Care funding would support extended transportation reach through Hants.
Learn more here: https://www.hantslearning.com/
Stage Prophets Theatre
Mary Hanneman and Robin Hennigar co-presented on Stage Prophets Theatre, describing its growth over 20 years from 14 students in a church basement to performances that have now reached 30,000 audience members. The accessibility, engagement and inclusion of all performers, backstage volunteers and theatre supporters is the secret success of Stage Prophets, helping everyone involved build confidence and skills – some of which have even turned into professional arts careers!
Learn more here: https://www.stageprophets.ca/
Please donate online using the fundraising page we’ve created for our group:
We prefer all donations are made online. When you do, please choose the option to display your name publicly on the supporter wall – if you don’t, your donation shows as anonymous and we have no way of tracking your commitment!
If you prefer to mail your cheque, please send to:
Stage Prophets Theatrical Society, 4 ALLINE ST, WOLFVILLE, NS, B4P 1J4
Then please send us a quick note that you’ve mailed your donation, so we can update our records!
Please be sure to write “100 Who Care: Stage Prophets” in the subject line of your cheque so that the charity knows your donation is part of our group. You can also include a self-addressed stamped envelope to help reduce their mailing costs.
Miss our meeting? Check out the photos here, submitted courtesy of our teen photographer, Dawson Sedgwick.
About 100 Who Care Giving Group
The group, currently 62 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 $115,000 to local and regional projects. Visit our website for information on past non-profit Recipients, How to Join, and upcoming Events.
Supporting small charities in Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia. Give BETTER. Give BIGGER. Join today: 100valleygiving.ca/register
The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will hold its first 2023 quarterly meeting on March 9 in the ballroom of Main Street Station, Kentville. New members are welcome.