25 Sep Personal Post from Jane DeCola, Owner of Brabary

Thursday, 25 September 2014

personalpostI recently became involved in the Barrie chapter of 100 Women Who Care and it has been such a rewarding experience already. We meet four times a year, and each woman or group of women donate $100 at each meeting ($400 total for the whole year). When that money is pooled together it makes a real difference to a local charity.

Any member can nominate a charity, and then three charities are randomly chosen to present at each meeting. If the charity you recommended was chosen for the short list, you give a brief presentation to the group about why you think it should receive the money. Then the group votes to come up with a winner.

In August we voted to support the Children’s Aid Foundation with two special projects: sponsoring 17 children and three social workers to travel to Africa on life-changing experience, and sending a number of children to camp for a week in the summer.

In September we raised $7,000.00 and our funds went towards The Barrie Food Bank to provide nutritional snacks to school age children in the community.

The business networking and social connections are happy by-products of the main purpose of the group, which is to pool together our small contributions to make a huge impact in our local community.

Part of our vision at Brabary is to give women a sense of empowerment and confidence. Being part of this group of local women who get together to support a common cause helps me fulfill this vision.

If you’re interested in joining < a href=”http://www.100whocarebarrie.ca/” target=”_blank”>100 Women Who Care in Barrie, visit their website today at http://www.100whocarebarrie.ca/. I’ll see you there!

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