100 PEOPLE WHO CARE
Due to the generosity of the community we were able to grant to 2 presenting charities!
This years recipients: (Left) Harvest Outreach International whom received $10,000 and (right) Thames Valley Education Foundation whom received $5,200!
Harvest Outreach International
Rescues food from growers, retailers and processors and redistributes it to food banks, soup kitchens, shelters and more.
Completely volunteer run.
For every $1, 3 meals are provided.
Thames Valley Education Foundation
The Caring Fund responds to emergency requests on behalf of students in need living in Elgin County.
Examples, include lack of necessary clothing to ensure health and comfort being in class.
Lack of food.
With immediate support it provides students in need with an opportunity for success taking away stigma's felt.
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.