With eight projects from various groups/charities now on board to receive funding, 100 Women Who Care About South Dundas have rescheduled the selection night.
Two weeks ago, the Leader ran a story to announce that 100 Women organizers, Janeen Wagemans and Tracey Veinotte were postponing the May selection night.
At the time, only the food bank had been nominated to receive funding.
Within days of the story appearing in The Leader, the nominations started coming in, and the total now sits at eight.
“Because it happened so quickly, we were able to reschedule the same selection date of Thursday, May 12, at the Upper Canada Playhouse,” says Wagemans. “We are thrilled that we now have more than the five nominated projects that we required to proceed.”
Currently on board, hoping to benefit from this year’s 100 Women Who Care About South Dundas, are eight projects put forward by: Dundas County Foodbank, St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, South Dundas Lions (minor hockey), Camp Erin, Community Living, Iroquois Legion, MPS Parents Council and Sprucehaven Cemetery.
Each of the groups has a project which is explained on the 100 Women’s website: www.womenwhocaresouthdundas.com
In addition to the voting, this year’s selection night at the Playhouse will include a social hour and presentations from last year’s recipients on how they used the money. They were Dundas County Hospice ($10,000), Williamsburg Senior Support Centre ($6,000) and the South Dundas Splash Pad ($4,000).
Last year, 157 women wrote cheques, and the Morrisburg Scotiabank’s Matching Fund program brought the total donation to $20,000.
At the time of this writing, 121 women have committed for 2016.
Project nominations and memberships will be accepted until the end of April, in time for the May selection event and Wagemans and Veinotte are hoping both will continue to grow.
A contact form is available on the 100 Women Who Care About South Dundas website for more information, to nominate a charity or to become a voting member.
“It is obvious we just had to encourage people to think outside the box and to come forward with their projects,” said Veinotte.
Wagemans is now planning a seminar to assist nominated groups with marketing ideas to liven up their page on the 100 Women site, www.womenwhocaresouthdundas.com