Photo of presenters at 100 Who Care Giving Group meeting on Sept 14 2023.

Sept 14 2023: Canning Library & Heritage Centre

100 Who Care back ‘big dreams’ of Canning’s little library

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

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met September 14, inviting members and newcomers to its quarterly meeting at Main Street Station in Kentville.

Members heard from The Flower Cart, the Canning Library Museum and YReach. The vote determined the Canning Library Museum as its funding recipient, with the Flower Cart and YReach receiving Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work.

Presenting Charities

Canning Library Museum

The Canning Library Museum is a volunteer-run community “hub,” offering everything from kids’ mummy pop-up books to free computer access to beekeeping workshops. This “little library with big dreams” presented plans for three small projects: increasing its $200 per year book-buying budget, creating a tool-lending library and expanding its slate of free how-to workshops.

Find and follow the Canning Library on Facebook as Merritt Gibson Library.

The Flower Cart

The Flower Cart expects to move into its new home in New Minas in October, and described plans to make its 176 supported adult clients feel at home, even in their new workspace. Meaningful daily activities, including bowling, swimming, creative art and music therapy programs; in communities beyond the Flower Cart centre itself will help with community inclusion. 100 Who Care support would aid transportation to connecting programs.

Learn more about the Flower Cart here:

YReach Program

YReach, a YMCA of Greater Halifax/ Dartmouth program based in Kentville and with a satellite service in Cornwallis, uses provincial and federal settlement support funding for newcomers. Staff extend “wrap-around” services to help individuals and families navigate transportation, language, employment, school supplies, housing, licensing issues and more as they put down Valley roots. 100 Who Care support would help with gift cards, bus passes and language programs, in coordination with YReach’s neighbor, the Valley Community Learning Association.

Learn more about YReach here:

Donate Now

As always, we have created an online fundraising page on CanadaHelps for our members to use. When making your donation, please check the box allowing CanadaHelps to “Display your name” on our supporter wall – if you don’t, your donation is shown as being Anonymous and we can’t track your commitment.

Donate by Mail

Members who prefer to send a cheque can mail their donation directly. Please be sure to write “100 Who Care” in the subject line of your cheque. You can also include a self-addressed stamped envelope to help reduce the charity’s mailing costs when they mail your receipt. Then, please be sure to let us know you’ve mailed your donation so we can update our records!

Canning Library & Heritage Centre

About our Giving Group

100 Who Care, currently 83 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 $150,000 to local and regional projects. Visit our website for information on past non-profit RecipientsHow to Join, and upcoming Events.

Next Meeting

Our next quarterly meeting will be on December 7, 2023 in the dining room of Main Street Station in Kentville.

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

Photo submitted:

100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley co-chair Kathy Whitewood, left, congratulates presentors at the September 14 100-Plus Who Care meeting: the Canning Library Museum was chosen as the group’s funding recipient, with the Flower Cart and YReach receiving Rewind 89.3 promotional support to help them in their work. With Whitewood, from left are the Flower Cart’s Jeff Kelly, Katerina Bakolias and Liz vanBerkel from the Canning Library Museum, and Sarah Ehler and Randi-Lynn Canavan from YReach.

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