Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous grant from 100+ Women Northumberland. Thank you ladies!!!! – with an additional tip of our hats to Lori Copeland for nominating our program. Your support means so much to everyone involved in SONG programming. SONG is a free music education program for children residing in Northumberland County. Through ensemble music making SONG students learn social engagement and development, inclusiveness and leadership, opening doors and helping them achieve brighter futures. This generous gift provides music education that builds skills like confidence, creativity and resilience. 100+Women Northumberland is helping music change lives – one rehearsal at a time. The SONG students, their families and the SONG Board of Directors simply cannot express our thanks enough. The generous donation made by 100+Women Northumberland will ensure SONG programming can reach as many students as possible this school year. Our hearts are full knowing that ALL kids who want to sing and create music together will be able to do so in the medium they feel safest. Whether our students choose to make music together in-person or online, this donation has meant they have ready access to SONG programming and the community of care that comes with it. On behalf of all the SONG students and families – Thank you! This grant enables SONG to expand its outreach and to “raise all voices”. http://www.songprogram.org
Gift from the Heart (GFTH) is ecstatic to announce we have received a $6,141 grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland to support its “OPEN WIDE” Oral Health Outreach Program.
GFTH is a charitable Canadian organization based in Codrington, Ontario committed to addressing the barriers that we all face in accessing affordable preventive oral health care. The Gift from the Heart envisions Canadians with improved overall health and a better quality of life through barrier-free access to essential oral healthcare services provided by oral health care professionals. Our organization operates on the generousity of volunteers, there are no paid employees and no government funding, just people with huge hearts who care and want to make a difference.
Earlier this year GFTH was donated a decommissioned ambulance from Northumberland Paramedics which we quickly refitted with a dental chair to start delivering dental hygiene care and oral cancer screenings.
Before we could schedule teeth cleaning appointments, we needed to fundraise to purchase a mobile compressor/vacuum unit and dental hygiene instruments. With the presentation of this grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland we are now booked solid every week providing essential dental hygiene cleanings for our neighbours in need.
GFTH extends a heartfelt thank you to Bev Woods for nominating GFTH and to all the members of 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland for their generosity.
On behalf of all those you have touched and restored their dignity; we thank you for helping us build a stronger and healthier community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 7, 2021 Cobourg, Ontario – Horizons of Friendship (Horizons) is thrilled to announce we have received a $6,125 grant from 100+ Women Northumberland to support its “Migrant Workers Outreach Program in Northumberland County.” Horizons is a charitable Canadian organization based in Cobourg, Ontario committed to addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice through the cooperation of people from the North and South. Horizons’ vision is a future in which place, gender, ethnicity, and language are no longer barriers to good health, dignified livelihoods, strong communities, hope and happiness. The Horizons’ Migrant Worker Outreach Program seeks to bridge the gap between migrant workers and community services. Horizons partners with a variety of community organizations to provide migrant workers with health, legal, and social services. Migrant workers are at the heart of our food supply, working tirelessly to put food on our tables. Horizons remains committed to supporting local farmers and migrant workers as they collectively work to build and grow our food supply. “Many of the workers that arrive to our community have very little savings, and at times, they lack essential items to get them through quarantine. Imagine arriving to Canada, limited English, to face all the new rules and keep yourself safe. It can be very scary,” says Patricia Rebolledo, Executive Director. “What we hope to offer is not just a lifeline to migrant workers, but a community of support. They are essential workers who are part of the Canadian agricultural fabric.” With this generous grant from 100+ Women Northumberland, Horizons will continue to provide migrant workers with lifeline care packages, support translation for health and legal services, and continue to work with community stakeholders to ensure the health of all during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Horizons extends a heartfelt thank you to Christine Roth for nominating Horizons and to all the members of 100+ Women Northumberland for their generosity. On behalf of migrant workers, their families, and the Horizons of Friendship team, we thank you for helping us build a welcoming community. For more information please contact: Daniel Quesada, Community Outreach Officer at 905.372.5483 ext. 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why I became a member of the 100+ Women Northumberland
Ok! Here you go:
There are so many reasons I am a proud member of 100+ Women Northumberland.
Charitable giving is very important to me, and feeling like I am a member of a supportive community is close to my heart.
But let’s talk some truths here too: life is BUSY! We are strapped for time and energy and resources now, more than ever. It’s so easy to check out and bump our charity work down on the priority list.
And THIS is why the 100+ women model is so amazing. There is no more efficient, satisfying way to give. The donation process itself is a one-time payment for the year. And the quarterly meetings are fun, engaging and informative.
The best thing? In one hour, the 100+ Women Northumberland make a democratic choice to change a local charity dramatically. That’s it! You’ve made a difference. Perfect.
Real change, real engagement, real women making a difference to their community.
Why I became a member of the 100+ Women Northumberland
“Volunteering and supporting community is a goal I strive to achieve and add (as much as I can) into my weekly routine. I have always had a number of not-for-profits that I support and fundraise for and these are groups that I hold near and dear to my heart.When I first heard about 100 Women Northumberland and how we could collectively support local charities, I knew I had to join. I love being part of this inspiring group and how we, as a collective group of women, can make such an incredible difference in our community. Women supporting women is one of the most powerful things we can do and together we can truly change the world – or at least this small corner of the world that we live in!”