The Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund received a boost from a community group last week.
One Hundred Women Who Care selected the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund as the recipient of this quarter’s donation from the group. Other nominees in the running were CACL Antigonish and St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation.
100 Women Who Care Antigonish co-chair Sheri MacGregor said the group meets four times a year. During those meetings they hear three groups offer a presentation on what they would do if they received funding. All the members vote separately and whenever someone joins, they get to nominate a potential recipient.
MacGregor said there is no total available as there is still funding to come but she did say it will be over $7,000. She said they are accepting new members, noting they haven’t hit their 100 mark yet.
One of the main organizers of a new chapter of 100 Women who Care in Antigonish is pleased with the group’s progress. It will have its first meeting on April 4th . The aim is for 100 women to bring forward a cheque for $100 four times a year, with the total going to a local charity. So far, 60 Women have committed to the group. Sheri MacGregor is optimistic that number will grow.
MacGregor says another option is for four women to create a team, and contribute 25 dollars each four times a year. Groups will be created at the first meeting that aren’t organized yet.
At the first meeting, the group will consider presentations from the Naomi Society, the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society and Cathy’s Place.
A new chapter of the popular 100 Women Who Care is starting up in Antigonish. The organization has been around for many years, starting in Michigan and picking up popularity throughout Nova Scotia. The aim is for 100 women to bring forward a cheque for $100 four times a year, with the total going to a local charity.
Sheri MacGregor is one of the primary organizers for the local branch, and says that meetings only happen four times a year and usually last 30 minutes. MacGregor says the experience of giving a worthy charity a donation makes it a very empowering experience:
MacGregor says that all registrants nominate a non-profit organization, and then vote on which one will receive the funds. A link with more information on the local branch can be found here: www.100wwcantigonish.ca