100+ Women host virtual meeting to continue gift-giving outreach
100+ Women Who Care Annapolis Valley is not allowing COVID-19 gathering restrictions stop them; in fact, members know just how much their financial donation means to community groups.
Undaunted, the group invited members to, as normal, nominate deserving charities before their September 17 quarterly meeting. Three were randomly chosen to prepare a five-minute video presentation in place of an in-person talk, which the 100+ Women committee compiled into a virtual meeting. Members were encouraged to watch online and then vote for one winner, with the Valley Hospice Foundation announced as the group’s chosen charity.
This is the second 2020 meeting affected by the pandemic: the first, in June, was also held online.
GROUP DONATION RECIPIENT: Valley Hospice Foundation
Presenting September 17 were the Valley Hospice Foundation, Hants County Christmas Angels and Ross Farm Museum. The hospice will use its 100+ Women support for its care and comfort fund, providing the “little touches” for patients and families who will spend some emotional and important time at the new Kentville palliative care facility.
Ross Farm Museum, working with the New Ross Family Resource Centre, proposed a food security- and sustainability-themed video project to inspire schoolchildren to learn about agriculture, and then grow their own food. The Hants County Christmas Angels supported 270 families through the holiday period in 2019, and anticipates 2020 will present an even greater challenge. Both received K-Rock advertising promotional support to help them in their work.
The 100+ Women Who Care Annapolis Valley Chapter typically meets at Main Street Station in Kentville, with the next meeting planned for December 3. 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 100womenvalley.ca for organization information on past non-profit recipients, joining details and upcoming events.
To honour your membership commitment, please donate online via the fundraising page created by 100+ Women here: DONATE ONLINE
Or mail your cheques as below:
Valley Hospice Foundation, 23 Earnscliffe Avenue, Wolfville NS B4P 1X4
*Please remember to put “100 Women Valley” in the subject line so they know you’re part of our group donation.
Miss the meeting? You can still watch the presentations here: