Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank

Received $5,600 in March 2020.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2020

In March 2020, Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank was successful in their grant application to 100+ Women Northumberland. We were awarded $5600 to help the organization purchase healthy perishable and non-perishable foods.

For over three decades the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank has been helping to feed neighbours in need. With locations in Port Hope and Cobourg, the organization is committed to making sure no one goes without food in our county.

The organization is completely volunteer driven. Managers, Drivers, Board of Directors, and everyone in between, are all compassionate and caring individuals who graciously give of their time. Their dedication has allowed the organization to expand services from the original food cupboard methodology to a full-service shopping model.

Both locations purchase perishable items weekly. Items such as dairy, eggs, fresh fruits, protein items and vegetables. The ability to purchase these items is dependant upon financial donations and donations from the community.

In addition to food, the organization recognizes the need to offer personal hygiene and cleaning products such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry detergent…just to name a few.

Due to the unexpected COVID-19 Pandemic, many major food bank fundraising events had to be cancelled or postponed. The timing of the generous grant from 100+ Women Northumberland could not have come at a better time! Every penny of the donation has already been allocated to healthy purchases for our neighbours.

On behalf of the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, we would like to say a huge Thank You to all the women who dedicate their time and finances to support local causes. Your kindness has definitely made a positive impact in our community!

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Received $5,700 in November 2019.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2020

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN – CORNERSTONE RECEIVES GRANT FROM
100 WOMEN NORTHUMBERLAND

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY – Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone) is pleased to announce it has received a $5,700 grant from 100 Women Northumberland. These funds will support more than 100 hours of one-on-one counselling for a woman, or child, fund a 10 week group focused on mothers reconnecting with their children after abuse, and enable more kilometres to be travelled to reach clients in rural areas of the County, helping to breaking down barriers to access services.

Committed to making a difference within their community, 100 Women Northumberland invested in providing readily available, barrier free services for local women and children, further enhancing Cornerstone’s reach and accessibility.

“We are deeply grateful to be the recipient of this gift,” says Carly Cunningham, Manager of Communications & Donor Relations. “This is the second time 100 Women have contributed to Cornerstone, and receiving these funds enables us to continue providing waitlist free services within our County and to carry out our mission to break the cycle of family violence.”

100+ Women Northumberland awards quarterly grants to local organizations through a nomination and voting process amongst its members. “The goal of the program is to bring people together to foster collaboration and to emphasize the importance of collective giving within our community,” states 100 Women Northumberland Co-founder Nicole Beatty. “These grants allow us to connect with organizations, such as Cornerstone, to provide vital services and resources to those in need.”

“This donation will help to enhance access to our counselling services, both onsite and offsite, ultimately allowing us to better serve the residents of Northumberland County, and enrich our client experience,” says Nancy Johnston, Executive Director. “By meeting the needs of abused women and children, we are able to support some of the most vulnerable individuals within our community,” adds Johnston.

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre is a place where hope grows. We are breaking the cycle of family violence by providing immediate shelter, counseling and prevention services throughout Northumberland County. This year we provided close to 6,000 nights of shelter to women and children in our community impacted by violence. We offer a variety of services and we encourage you to explore these at our website www.cornerstonenorthumberland.ca.

 

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For more information please contact,

Carly Cunningham, Manager of Communications & Donor Relations
905-372-1545 x 236 | ccunningham@cornerstonenorthumberland.ca

Transition House

Received $5,500 in September 2019.

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In September earlier this year, Transition House was nominated by the 100+ Women with Heart group to receive their collective grant of over $5000.  Transition House is Northumberland County’s only emergency shelter for community members who are experiencing homelessness.

“These funds have come at a very important time of the year” says Chair of the Board of Directors, Marsha Jones. “As the weather turns colder, we see an increase in the demands for service.” Transition House will use the collective grant from 100+ Women with Heart to help prepare for meeting the needs of the most vulnerable individuals in our community over the colder months. This includes winterized items such as warmer bedding for all of the 22 beds in the shelter.

Over the past year, Transition House has been steadily at full occupancy, providing emergency shelter to over 200 unique clients. Since re-opening in October, 2018, there has been a lot to celebrate. In the last year of operation, the dedicated staff at Transition House has supported over 30 residents in moving onto permanent housing after staying in shelter.

Transition House would like to recognize the compassionate and generous support from the 100+ Women with Heart group. This grant will help the organization continue to provide care and connection to our neighbors in need over the winter months.

Present to receive the funds (from left to right): Marsha Jones, Chair of the Board of Directors; Taylor Nelson, Board Member; Christy Flindall, 100+ Women with Heart representative.

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Hamilton Township Community Works

Received $5,600 in June 2019.

COMMUNITY WORKS IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP our version of a food bank and more Receives grant from 100+ Women With Heart, Northumberland Chapter of 100 Women Who Care. 

The food bank in Hamilton Township has been in operation since 2006 and is currently located in the Bewdley Community Centre, 7060 Lake Street Bewdley, Ontario. We are a registered charity operated and run entirely by volunteers. There are approximately 25 volunteers who work tirelessly to help those we serve. We do not have government funding or from United Way. Community Works is supported by monetary donations and food donations from individuals, churches, service clubs and corporations. Part of our food supply comes from Food4All, operated by Northumberland County. We are more than just food; we also have clothing which is sorted by a team of volunteers by size and season and genders ensuring they are ready to wear; small housewares, books and toys are also available. There is a team of volunteers who help in the food room or pantry to sort and put food away. Volunteers work Monday and Wednesday mornings 8:30 AM – 12 noon. Please drop by to see us. The food is ready to distribute on Thursdays when we are open for families 10 am – 3 pm. The coffee is always on and goodies at the social table for our families to enjoy while waiting to go into the pantry on Thursdays. We serve approximately 60 -70 households per week; touching 120 – 190 men, women and children. Christmas 2018 we provided 136 food hampers, over 100 children’s gift bags, 31 teen toiletry bags and 214 adult toiletry bags. 

There is a web page link for us at https://www.hamiltontownship.ca/en/resident-services/community-support.aspx. We can be reached at 905-797-2535 Ex 22; by e-mail CWIHTBewdley@gmail.com or via regular mail Community Works in Hamilton Township P.O.Box 547, Bewdley, Ontario K0K 1E0. Income tax receipts are issued for donations of $20.00 or more. Clothing donations may be dropped in our clothing bin at any time. 

Funding allows us to continue to touch the hearts and lives of those who are in our midst in Northumberland County. A big thank you goes to Donna Cole for thinking of us once again and nominating Community Works. It is with humble, heartfelt thanks and gratitude to 100+ Women With Heart, the Northumberland Chapter of 100 Women Who Care that we receive their generous gift of $5,600.00 in order for us to continue to serve our food bank families. This grant will ensure that we are able to provide meat and protein for our families on a regular monthly basis. We have a saying from one of our volunteers when something we are in need of seems to just come along. It’s called an “angel’s wink.” You have no idea how much this means to us and our food bank families. You are all angels with generous hearts for thinking of us and you have given us the biggest ‘wink’ ever! On their behalf “Thank you for caring. Thank you for sharing.”