Horizons of Friendship

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 dquesada@horizons.ca

#MemberMonday: Lee Higginson

Lee Higginson, Wonder Woman

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.

I love being a member of this group. ❤️

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#MemberMonday: Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell, Wonder Woman

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!”

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#MemberMonday: Britt Parker

Britt Parker

Why I became a member of the 100+ Women Northumberland

100 Women with Heart is an organization that strikes a chord. It is grassroots, well run, has excellent communication and most importantly, 100% of the grant raised goes directly to the charity – these are the main reasons I joined this organization. 
I became a member because I wanted to give back to our community that my family calls home. When I heard about 100 Women, it was the perfect opportunity to give back on a larger scale as a group and make a significant impact locally. I have enjoyed learning about the different organizations within our community and their needs. I love listening to the passion our members have for the non-profits that speak to them. My heart has grown hearing about how 100 Women with Heart has helped, provided financial support, increased awareness and local impact. I am truly proud to be a member.
 
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#MemberMonday: Jennifer Darrell

Jennifer Darrell

Why I became a member of the 100+ Women Northumberland

I am an “original” member and was at the inaugural meeting when my nomination for SONG was drawn as one of the first three to be voted on at the second meeting…. so I started out on a big “high”.  I initially was drawn to 100 Women because I loved the concept of getting the most for your donation and maximizing grants and I had known and worked with Nicole Beatty earlier on SONG matters.  I admired Nicole so much that I knew 100 Women would be a great organization and I’ve never felt disappointed.  

My nomination for SONG “won” the vote at the second meeting so my “high” continued.  I have since then had another nomination drawn and, therefore, have had opportunities to tell the members about two of my favourite charities.

I love the fact that the membership is varied with women from a wide range of backgrounds and ages and esp that there are women there with babes in arms, as well as “elderlies” like myself.  I like that one can find out about all sorts of charities in the County and think it’s a huge plus that meetings start on time, presentations are short and everyone is on equal footing in terms of presentation parameters.  It is a great networking venue and I have made some good “connections” for further volunteer work through 100 Women.

 

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