Promise Land Animal Sanctuary

Received $5,700 in September 2020.

promised land animal sanctuary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 29, 2020

PROMISED LAND ANIMAL SANCTUARY RECEIVES GRANT FROM 100+ WOMEN NORTHUMBERLAND

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY – Promised Land Animal Sanctuary (PLAS) is excited to announce we have received a $5,700 grant from 100+ Women Northumberland. PLAS’s mission is to provide care and permanent sanctuary to neglected, abused, homeless and older farm and domestic animals in need, and to promote a kind and compassionate lifestyle through humane education. We are a registered charity and are funded entirely by public donations.

This generous grant from 100+ Women will help support a campaign called ‘Reasons to Love’, which will install signage on the sanctuary grounds, highlighting little-known facts about farmed animals, in an effort to educate the sanctuary visitors and facilitate a compassionate human-animal bond. As well, printed pamphlets will be handed out offering resources for a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle.

Since opening its gates in 2017, PLAS has rescued over 150 animals and is currently home to 78 furred and feathered residents. “We fill a need in the community by taking in animals that local residents can no longer properly take care of, for various reasons”, says Kat Krylov, executive director. “All of our residents receive the best of care for the rest of their lives, which includes proper shelter, good nutrition, the best veterinary care and of course lots and lots of love”.

Special thank you to Shelley Steele for nominating Promised Land and a huge, heartfelt thank you to the amazing 100+ Women with Heart for their generosity and for recognizing the value in what we do. It takes a village to help the voiceless and we are so incredibly grateful for each and one of your kind hearts.

For more information please contact: 

Kat Krylov, Executive Director
705 977 6897 | PromisedLandAnimalSanctuary@gmail.com | promisedlandsanctuary.org

Green Wood Coalition

Received $5,400 in June 2020.

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THANK YOU STATEMENT FROM GREEN WOOD COALITION

Green Wood Coalition greatly appreciates the timely and generous donation of $5,400.00 by 100+ Women with Heart. This kind of support from the community where we do our work is essential to our operations, and we recognize that the donation represents many caring individuals.

As Nicole Whitmore, our Community Outreach Lead, explained at the recent 100+ Women with Heart meeting, Green Wood is a street-level, charitable organization that walks alongside people struggling with homelessness, mental health and substance dependency. By offering a place of belonging and a listening ear, we seek to build intentional relationships and a culture of trust that leads to stability and healing for individuals and the wider community.

The funding provided by 100+ Women with Heart will support our emerging Peer Support Worker program with training and staff hours. Peer Support provides emotional and practical support between people who share common, livid experience. Its transformative impact comes from its power to inspire hope as those being supported see in the people supporting them that recovery is possible.

“It’s about bringing your life experience to walk alongside people, being respectful, listening and seeing the whole person without labels like ‘homeless’ or ‘mental illness,’” says David Sheffield, Green Wood’s Executive Director. “When our Peer Support Workers see someone who is homeless, we’re concerned about finding a room over their head but also about health, about food, about all of their needs as a human being.”

Green Wood Coalition’s current focus is aimed at recovering and rebuilding informal community supports for low-income individuals who have experienced isolation, loneliness and disconnection through the COVID-19 disruption. Many have seen their mental health and substance dependency worsen and these will continue to be major concerns through the pandemic period and beyond as recovery from these setbacks is expected to be slow.

This gift by 100+ Women with Heart allows Green Wood to equip, employ and empower Peer Support Workers to make a life-changing difference in people’s lives at the street level in Cobourg and Port Hope.

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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