100+ Who Care Giving Group funds Charles Macdonald House capital campaign
The 100+ Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met March 10 in a virtual format for its first 2022 quarterly meeting, as three nominated Valley non-profit projects pitched their work for 100+ funding support.
Valley Regional Hospital Foundation
The Valley Regional Hospital Foundation was represented by Hillary Webb, who described the “greatest wealth as health.” In 1985, the first foundation members worked to raise 25 Per cent of the new build costs for the VRH, and have continued to raise funds for programs, services and highly specialized equipment for the 100,000 people in three counties it serves.
West Hants Historical Society
Shirley Pineo, representing the West Hants Historical Society, described the early history of Fort Edward – from 1750, when portions of the property were sold in 1966 to the Town of Windsor for a community pool. The land is now for sale again, and the WHHS would like it returned to Fort Edward as an opportunity to promote the area’s First Nations, Acadian, Planter and more modern heritage to visitors from around the world.
Charles MacDonald House
Board member Isabel Luce spoke for the Charles Macdonald House of Centreville Society, a provincial heritage building in recognition of its unique cement construction, and the influences of its builder, Charles Macdonald on business, community and life from Kentville to the Bay of Fundy shore, home to several well-known, colourful rock-and-cement cottages. The main house needs extensive repairs to continue offering tours, art displays and a community space.
The Vote Goes To: Charles MacDonald House!
Online voting between the meeting, and a 24-hour period for members to watch the recording and cast their ballots, determined the Charles Macdonald house as the 100+ group’s financial recipient, with the Valley Hospital Foundation and the West Hants Historical Society both receiving Rewind 89.3 advertising promotional support to help them in their work.
Please donate online using the fundraising page we’ve created for our group:
We would 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: Charles MacDonald House, 19 Saxon Street, Centreville, NS B0P 1J0 and send us a quick note that you’ve done so.
Please be sure to write “100 Who Care” 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 the meeting? You are welcome to watch the recording anytime. Please remember, members commit to donate to the chosen charity regardless of your meeting attendance.
The 100+ Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will continue to meet in whatever format is safest to host: online or with an in-person component, typically hosted at the ballroom in Mainstreet Station, Kentville, with the next meeting planned for June 9. The group meets quarterly to hear from three member-nominated community non-profit groups. After five-minute presentations, members vote on which group will be the recipient of each member’s $100 donation. New members are welcome. Visit 100valleygiving.ca for information on past non-profit recipients, joining details and upcoming events.