March 14 2024: Meet Your Feet

Meet Your Feet funding recipients of 10 Who Care quarterly donation

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

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met March 14, putting their quarterly donation into motion with support for “Meet Your Feet,” a community-run foot care program based in New Minas.

Flying Squirrel Adventures and the Apple Blossom Festival’s programs will both receive Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work.

Presenting Charities

Meet Your Feet

Meet Your Feet volunteers Cheryl Manzer and John McNeil described how volunteers coordinate a free foot care program out of Orchard Valley United Church. Four trained nurses provide assessments, care and guidance on needed treatments to close to 500 people every two months. Foot care is not covered by provincial health programs, and people with diabetes, poor flexibility and vision, and weight challenges; along with affordability challenges, often have foot troubles worsen without proper care. Meet Your Feet depends on donations and fundraising to cover the $25,000 annual cost of the service.

Visit the website: Orchard Valley Church

Apple Blossom Festival

Apple Blossom Festival representatives Stacy DeVries and Vanessa Thurston reminded members of many of the traditions and memories the festival has created; they introduced a new program for 2024, designed to showcase the passions and inspirations that drive Valley youth, ages 15 to 21. Youth will be invited to present their projects and causes in public settings, with the opportunity to have mentorship, leadership experiences and support growing awareness for their initiatives.

Visit the website: Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival

Flying Squirrel Adventures

Flying Squirrel Adventures’ Judy Lipp described the youth- and family-focused nature education program, an offshoot of the Blomidon Naturalists Society. Regular outings, day camps and workshops in public outdoor spaces showcase the adventure and value to be found in woods, wetlands, beaches and other local ecosystems. Flying Squirrel recognizes participants may be challenged with food, transportation, outdoor wear and equipment access as they consider becoming involved.

Visit the website: Flying Squirrel Adventures

Donate Now

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

  • Please follow these guidelines for donating online:
  • Enter your donation amount
  • Add a comment (example: for this charity please include “Meet Your Feet”)
  • CHECK the box for “Display my name and donation amount on 100 Who Care Giving Group’s fundraising page”

Donate by Mail

Meet Your Feet, c/o Orchard Valley United Church

130 CORNWALLIS AVENUE

NEW MINAS, NS, B4N 3M7

  • Please be sure to write “Meet Your Feet” 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 Group

100 Who Care, currently 85 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. In 2023, in four meetings, the group donated $30,000 to local and regional projects; since 2017, the group has donated over $150,000.

Visit our website for information on past non-profit RecipientsHow to Join, and upcoming Events.

Next Meeting

Our next quarterly meeting June 13 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 Dawson and Steph Sedgwick.

Featured image: 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley co-chair Sara White, left, is shown with the March 14 presenting charity representatives: Meet Your Feet volunteers John McNeil and Cheryl Manzer, which will receive the 100 Who Care’s financial donation; and Flying Squirrel Adventures’ Judy Lipp and Apple Blossom Festival representatives Vanessa Thurston and Stacy DeVries, right.

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