Editorial: Generous role models

Community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. In South Dundas we are very fortunate that the common characteristic here is generosity.
This community is made up of a group of people who demonstrate over and over again that when they gather to support a cause they will go above and beyond.

We just had a weekend filled with fundraising activities that exceeded any expectations in supporting local efforts.

In our estimation more than $20,000 was handed out to various causes because of the efforts of volunteers, donors and event participants. Beneficiaries from this weekend alone include: graduating students (bursaries), Morrisburg Public School Playground Fund, Winchester District Memorial Foundation, Dundas County Hospice, Cornwall Carefor Hospice and Forward House.

And that’s just the beginning.

Tonight 170 women will gather at the Upper Canada Playhouse for the annual 100 Women Who Care About South Dundas event and will hand out another $17,000 to the group’s charities of choice.

In under seven days more than $37,000 will be distributed right here locally for the pure and simple reason that the people of this community are immensely generous and intensely dedicated to supporting the work our charities do.

And there’s more.

Our local demonstration of generosity has had even more far-reaching effects.

South Dundas’ 100 Women Who Care is causing a huge ripple-effect throughout the region. 100 Women of South Dundas has served as a guide and example for the establishment of two other 100 Women groups will also be making significant differences in charities in their communities.

100 Women Who Care About North Dundas will hold its first meeting and charity selection night May 10th and Cornwall and area will hold its 100 Women charity selection night in June.
Look what you have started, generous donors of South Dundas!

To those who have contributed in any way – thank you.

Your efforts are noticed and deeply appreciated.