Member Spotlight: Sam Campbell

This year we’re committed to connecting and celebrating the amazing humans that make up 100 Women Who Care Northumberland.

We’re excited to kick off our Member Spotlight series with Sam Campbell, owner of Cobblestone Farm. Sam is also on the Coordinating Committee volunteering her time with marketing and communications for the chapter.

To learn more about Sam and Cobblestone Farm visit

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming member spotlight? If so, please email a picture and short blurb to Sam at

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The Help Centre receives November 2022 grant for $7,810

Congratulations again to The Help Centre being chosen as our November 2022 Grant Recipient.

The Help Centre Outreach Program Receives a Significant Donation from The 100+ Women Who Care!

The Help Centre is excited to announce that we have been selected as the recipients of a generous donation of $7,810 from the 100+ Women Who Care. This donation will support our Outreach Program and will allow our staff to provide all of our much-needed programs and services throughout Northumberland County.

The donation was presented April 4th, 2023 at Capitol Theatre in Port Hope at 7:00pm.

The Help Centre is a grassroots social service agency located in Cobourg with a service delivery area encompassing Northumberland County in its entirety. The Help Centre offers a variety of programs to assist with the stability of disadvantaged residents of our community (lower-income, unemployed, homeless, disabled, seniors, newcomers, and also residents with low levels of education/literacy). For 40 years our agency has been contributing to the healing of the community by delivering services that allow residents to access a safe and affordable roof over their heads, food on their tables and the knowledge to financially maintain their households while living on a low-income.

Some communities within Northumberland County have limited services and transportation options to allow low-income residents to access the services needed. It is also difficult and time consuming to travel between any two points in the County without access to a private vehicle.

We are so grateful with the 100+ Women Who Care for our nomination and for making us the recipients of this meaningful donation. Thanks to it, The Help Centre will be able to continue impacting lives and making the difference in the community by offering all our services throughout the County at community hub-offices if a client is not able to visit our main office in Cobourg.

To learn more about The Help Centre, please visit

Contact Info:

Patricia Kamphorst

The Help Centre

1005 Elgin Street, West, Suite 305, Cobourg, ON K9A 5J4


The Help Centre

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Friends of the Forest Centre Foundation receives June 2022 Grant in the amount of $7,022

Friends of the Forest Centre Foundation, a charitable foundation for the Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education Program,is excited to be the recipient of a $7,022 grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland to support its outdoor environmental education program.

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) operates the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) as an outdoor environmental education and conference centre based in Campbellcroft, ON. The GFC is a non-profit facility focused on delivering environmental outdoor education programming for kindergarten to post graduate students utilizing the outdoors as the classroom.

For the past few years, the education staff have been focusing on redesigning several of the program spaces to ensure all students can be active participants in the programming. Any child with a disability deserves the right to be able to fully participate in any activity. With this mission at the forefront of all the planning and redevelopment, GRCA is looking towards the next program area to redesign and build – the beaver ponds. The beaver pond program is a very popular program that is taught several times a week in May and June as well as September to end of October.

With the generous grant from 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland GRCA staff will be reshaping the beaver ponds to be accessible to all participants.

The beaver pond rehabilitation project will be three main components:

  1. Trail redesign and modification: widening the main path from the current trail system (approximately 150 metres of trail), applying a 3-inch layer of compactable crushed lime, and tamping the trail
  2. Building and installing a 20 foot long by 12-foot-wide anchored dock with a 6-foot wide by 5 feet long ramp with handrails
  3. Purchase and install several wheelchair anchors, a hydraulic 5-point harness chair, a modified fishing pole rail to hold an array of different length pond nets with swivel posts attached

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority would like to personally thank Olie Bondareva for the nomination and all the members of 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland for their generosity and supporting the project.

For more information about the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, please call 905. 885.8173 or visit