25 Sep Personal Post from Jane DeCola, Owner of Brabary
Thursday, 25 September 2014
I 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!