100 Who Care put September donation on the table
Submitted by Sara White
The 100 Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met September 15 for its first all in-person event since March 2020, inviting all its members and newcomers to its third 2022 quarterly meeting at the Main Street Station ballroom in Kentville. While three nominated Valley non-profit projects were invited to pitch their work for 100 Who Care funding support, one could unexpectedly not make it on the day.
Kids Action Program
Suann Boates, executive director for Kids Action, described 28 years of vulnerable family programming offered throughout East Hants and Kings County. Supports include food boxes and cooking workshops, medical transportation, prenatal care and nutrition, children’s extracurricular activities, anger management and more. The program’s funding comes from federal and provincial grant programs and is always stretched to cover any and all identified needs.
Learn more here: https://kidsactionprogram.com/
Northeast Kings Education Centre – Hot Meal Program
Ian Campbell, the NorthEast Kings Education Centre’s vice-principal, described the school’s commitment to address food security on a limited income from grants and designated funding, providing 100 students every day with grab and go breakfast and lunch items, some more targeted nutrition support and a hot meal program for identified students. The school and its partners aim to put $50,000 into food services this year.
Learn more here: https://sites.google.com/gnspes.ca/nkec/home
Our Chosen Charity
The live vote determined the Northeast Kings project as the donation recipient, with Kids Action receiving Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work.
The group, currently 63 members strong – and growing! – 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 100valleygiving.ca for information on past non-profit recipients, joining details and upcoming events.
The 100 Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will continue to meet in whatever format is safest to host: online or in-person, typically hosted at the ballroom in Main Street Station, Kentville, with the next meeting planned for December 8. New members are welcome.
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: NKEC c/o Kentville Rotary Club, PO Box 85, Kentville, NS B4N 3V9. 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: NKEC” 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.