June 13 2024: Windsor Elementary Playground Committee

Playground project recipient of 100 Who Care quarterly donation

Submitted by: Sara White

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met June 13, putting their quarterly donation into future play for students at Windsor Elementary School.

Presenting Charities

Windsor Elementary School Playground Committee

Volunteer Sarah Ormon, with students Audrey, Grade 1, and Levi McAlear, Grade 3; talked about how the school’s 1990 playground was deemed unsafe and removed in 2023, leaving nothing for 250 students and the wider community to enjoy. Past students – parents themselves of students now at the school – along with the community, are working towards a $150,000 replacement playground.

Visit the website: Windsor Elementary School.

Matthew 25 Food Bank

Matthew 25 Food Bank Windsor volunteers Ashley Hingley and Tina Fancey shared information about the 600 – and growing – people they help serve every month from a 50-year-old food bank throughout West Hants. While day-to-day support continues, the food bank is already looking ahead to Christmas, when it makes a special effort to prepare 250 to 300 hampers for close to 500 seniors, singles and couples.

Follow Matthew 25 on Facebook.

Valley Regional Hospital Foundation

Valley Regional Hospital Foundation’s Hillary Webb and Janelle Taylor thanked 100 Who Care members for past support, and described how they turn that into “joy for patients and joy for families” as final wishes during palliative care. The foundation has, since 2020, been able to support 20 special moments for families hoping to make a final connection at a difficult time, and said the group’s quarterly donation would make that happen another 20 to 30 times.

Visit the website: VRH Foundation.

The Matthew 25 Food Bank and the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation’s programs will both receive Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work.

Donate Now

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

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Donate by Mail

Windsor Elementary Playground Initiative, c/o AVRCE

Attn: Amy Beth MacPherson



  • Please be sure to write “100 Who Care Windsor Elementary” in the subject line of your cheque.
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Special Announcement

Sara, Kathy, and Steph, cochairs of 100 Who Care
L-R: Sara White, Kathy Whitewood, and Steph Sedgwick, co-chairs of 100 Who Care for the last 7 years

Co-chair Steph Sedgwick announced her departure from her volunteer role as one of three “co-awesomes” with Sara White and Kathy Whitewood. Sedgwick has helped lead the group since 2017, and will remain a member and website administrator.

“You can’t get a bigger bang for your volunteer time,” she said to members, thanking them for their role in the work of 100 Who Care. “This is bigger, better giving, and we’re really proud of the work we do. We make a significant impact, and it’s really cool.”

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About Our Group

100 Who Care, with members – currently 91 – from Windsor to Digby, 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. In 2023, in four meetings, the group donated $30,000 to local and regional projects; since 2017, the group has donated over $170,000. Visit 100valleygiving.ca for information on past non-profit recipients, joining details and upcoming events.

Next Meeting

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will hold its next quarterly meeting September 12 in the dining room of Main Street Station, Kentville. New members are welcome.

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

Photos submitted by Steph Sedgwick.

100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley co-chair Kathy Whitewood, right, is shown with the June 13 presenting charity representatives: Windsor Elementary School volunteer Sarah Ormon, left, with students Audrey and Levi McAlear, which will receive the 100 Who Care’s financial donation for its playground project; the Matthew 25 Food Bank Windsor volunteers Ashley Hingley and Tina Fancey, centre back, and Valley Regional Hospital Foundation’s Hillary Webb, third from right, and Janelle Taylor, second from right.

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