100 PEOPLE WHO CARE
100 caring people each donating $100 to raise $10,000 to create immediate impact for
a local charity in Elgin County.
$100 pledges are collected from a minimum of 100 caring community members, raising $10,000 to support a local charity.
Local charities are then invited to submit a brief funding proposal. A shortlist of 6 charities are then invited to present to the 100 people who care information on the benefits of their program.
Then the people vote to which program they would like to receive the $10,000!
2021 RECIPIENT-INDWELL HOMES
Recipient Indwell Hope and Homes in support of a new Food Security Program at their Queen’s Street location in St. Thomas. The program will teach the 45 tenants how to prepare a meal on a budget and make healthy choices. While learning to cook with their peer they will gain a sense of belonging and community. They will also enjoy the meal they worked to prepare. A daily meal can be live changing in that it provides the nutrition needed for positive mental and physical health which can be translated into education, work and relationships.
YWCA of St.Thomas Elgin won the grand prize for their Youth Independence Program: aims to provide a 3-month, classroom based, life-skill curriculum intended to teach life skills to at-risk youth, in order to reduce youth entering into homelessness, and to help them to thrive.
2019 RECIPIENT- EVERY KID AT CAMP
A program to kickstart a respite worker program so kids with exceptionalities can go to camp, and also give their parents a much needed break.