Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) – September 2021 Grant for $6,420

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”.

Gift From The Heart – June Grant for $6,141

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.

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Horizons of Friendship receives April 2021 grant for $6,125

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
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

#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. ❤️

#membermonday #thepowerof100 #womensphilanthropy