September 19, 2017 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Next Door Social Space
As a ministry of ForestView Church, Next Door Social Space first opened their doors in 2012 as an outgrowth of their work with Compassion Society and Motel Ministry. Initially located alongside Compassion Society, in 2015 Next Door relocated to its current site where they are excited to be a ‘next door’ neighbour to the Warwick Surrey community. Since moving into Warwick Surrey, they not only operate out of the storefront, but occupy community spaces offering, among other things, a ball hockey league at the local pad, a gardening at the local community garden as well as a Community Kitchen, Drop In Dinners, Sewing Drop In and Womens Coffee Hour. In 2017 Next Door Social Space are expanding into the adjoining vacant storefront – ‘next door’ to Next Door! This expansion will allow them to improve what they do, while exploring new ideas of building reconciled relationships.
Charitable Registration – 897869640 RR0001
Donation to Next Door Social Space – $5500.00 (as of November 1/17)
June 7, 2017 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
Woodview offers a broad spectrum of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They work in partnership with families, who play an integral role in our services. Woodview works with schools and social service agencies to support these individuals and their families.
Funds donated by 100 Women Who Care Burlington will support a summer camp program for children and their families.
Charitable Registration – 119303923RR0001
Donation to Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services – $4600.00 (as of July 21/17)
February 21, 2017 Meeting
Chosen Charity: The Angel Project
Many patients spend decades in Complex Care units in hospitals and will never go home again; in some cases accident victims, MS, ALS patients and others have been left without tools and the finances to fend for themselves and have been abandoned by their families and society. The Angel Project raises funds to assist in at least one outing per eligible patient per year and they assist with the purchase of items such as wheelchairs, voice boxes and speech computers. Although there is some provincial funding for these items, it is not enough for patients who do not have enough to cover the patient portion. The Angel Project also helps by providing basic needs items such as soap, shaving cream, shampoo and even simple comforts such as stuffed animals, soft blankets or gifts at Christmas to these patients.
Charitable Registration – 83839-3486 RR000
Donation to The Angel Project – $5900.00 (as of May 15/17)
November 29, 2016 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Learning Disabilities Association of Halton (LDAH)
The LDAH is a charitable organization focused on supporting, educating and delivering services to families, children, youths and adults with learning disabilities within Halton and positively impacting their lives.The fund donated by 100 Women Who Care Burlington will help the LDAH provide free support to parents of children with Learning Disabilities. It is vitally important to have a place in the community where parents can come for support and can bring their children for programs. The kids with Learning Disabilities are at high risk for being bullied, for failing and for mental health issues, so this community needs to be available to them.
Charitable Registration – 119010387RR0001
Donation to LDAH – $5925.00 (as of February 1/17)
September 13, 2016 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Food for Life Canada
Every day, Food for Life collects surplus perishable food (fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and prepared foods) from both retail and wholesale food suppliers and grocery stores and is the largest food recovery organization in Halton region. This year, Food for Life will distribute close to 2 million pounds of donated food from their partners directly into the hands of the hungry throughout our community. Not only is Food for Life helping to feed the hungry, millions of dollars worth of food would have otherwise gone to waste in a landfill.
Food for Life provides food to approximately 100 programs throughout the Halton Region and serves more then 26,000 client visits per month.
Charitable Registration 890943772RR0001
Donation to Food for Life – $5900.00 (as of November 17/16)
CBI Prison Ministry
Townsend Smith Foundation
Food for Life
May 31, 2016 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Partnership West Food Bank
Partnership West Food Bank helps the hungry by sourcing, managing and distributing food to a network of local agencies, including food banks, children’s snack programs, the Carpenter Hospice, Halton Woman’s Place and several hot meal programs.
Food banks serve the community by acquiring and warehousing food and other necessities from numerous public and private sources. This food is then distributed throughout the year to eligible people in need.
It’s hard to imagine that in Burlington, 44% of Food Bank clients are children.
Charitable Registration #889638946RR0001
Donation to Partnership West – $ – 5675.00 (as of September 2/16)
January 19, 2016 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Compassion Society
Compassion Society responds to the needs of our community with support and connection by providing clothing, food, and referrals to local resources.
10,000 families in Burlington live below the poverty line and every donation helps needy people in Burlington
Charitable Registration #80430 1810 RR0001
Donation to Compassion Society – $5700 (as of April 28/16)
October 21, 2015 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Friday Night Community, Wellington United Church
Friday Night Community are free drop-in community dinners held every Friday (including holidays) at 6 p.m., that offer a full course meal and fellowship to anyone in the community. Of those who attend, some may be socially isolated by disability and/or poverty, as well as single parents and seniors.
When guests come they enjoy sharing a smile, a hug or a friendly conversation with the people at the dinner. Friendships are forming every week when people come in the door and join together for a meal. Many connections carry over into the rest of the week, as people build important support networks outside of the dinner.
The dinners are open to all members of the public; the food is prepared and served by community volunteers. The program is dependent on donations to fund the weekly dinners. No permanent funding exists.
Charitable Registration #108196072RR0001
Donation to Friday Night Community – $5700
Girls Incorporated of Halton
Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) – Christmas gifts
Friday Night Community, Wellington United Church
June 24, 2015 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Community Living Burlington
Established in 1955, Community Living Burlington is Burlington’s oldest and largest non-profit charitable organization. For 50 years, they have been dedicated to enriching the quality of life, development and community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities. This is achieved by providing individuals who have a developmental disability with:
- Residential Settings
- Adult Day Programs
- Integrated Preschools
- Supported Employment
- School to work transitions
- Public education and advocacy
- Respite service
- Employment services completing packaging services, mailings, etc (ARC Industries)
Charitable Registration # – 106818826RR0001
Donation to Community Living Burlington – $5500
Nanny Angel Network
Community Living Burlington
Girls Incorporated of Halton
March 18, 2015 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton
The mission of the Alzheimer Society is to assist individuals and families as they deal with the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders. The Alzheimer Society also strives to promote education, advocacy, and public awareness, along with supporting research into the cause, treatment and alleviation of dementia.
The Alzheimer Society provides information, supportive counselling, and education to individuals with dementia, their care partners, and family members in person, over the phone, by email and in discussion groups. The Alzheimer Society also provides information, education and consultation services to community organizations and local health care agencies.
Charitabable Registration # – 894537984RR0001
Donation to The Alzheimer Society of Hamilton-Halton: $5300
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre – Climb for Cancer
Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton
Halton Industry Education Centre (HIEC) – Women as Career Coaches
January 21, 2015 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Carpenter Hospice
Carpenter Hospice has been selected as our first recipient for 2015! Our local Hospice provides individuals who are dying, and their families, with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting. 100 Women Who Care Burlington is very proud to stand behind this wonderful organization and thank Carpenter Hospice for doing all the things they do to help those in need.
Since opening in May 2002, Carpenter Hospice has served more than 1,900 residents who have ranged in age from 21 to 103 years. They support people from our community with all types of terminal illness such as cancer and ALS. Their services also extend beyond residential care to a Wellness Program and Bereavement Support Program.
Charitable Registration # – 86312 1125 RR0001
Donation to Carpenter Hospice – $5500
The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington
Seat Yourself Campaign @ Aldershot School
September 24, 2014 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Food4Kids
Food 4 Kids provides backpacks of healthy food to elementary school students from at-risk, low-income or disadvantaged homes with limited or no food during weekend periods. Packages of healthy food are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend. There are 1,200 children in Hamilton and 500 children in Halton sustaining each and every weekend without food. When kids leave school for the weekend, they should not have to worry about how they will be fed.
Charitable Registration # – 83329 7484 RR0001
Donation to Food 4 Kids – $6,200
Burlington Breast Cancer Support Services
Seat Yourself Campaign @ Aldershot School
Food 4 Kids
June 18, 2014 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Home Suite Hope Shared Living Corp.
Home Suite Hope, a registered charity that supports single parent famiies end the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Halton was selected as the recipient of choice at the June meeting. At the meeting, 100 Women Who Care Burlington members learned that Home Suite Homes fills a much needed gap in the shelter continuum by providing transitional housing to a growing homeless population in Halton Region that need support beyond what is provided by emergency shelter facilities, . Home Suite Hope provides long-term refuge (average stay of up to 24 months) for low-income, precariously-housed, single parent families so that they can have the time necessary to stabilize their lives. They also provide the next stage after emergency shelter services. Other Emergency shelters provide immediate emergency support for people that are homeless, but the support is time-delimited; normally stays cannot be longer than 90 days.
“I was delighted to have this opportunity,” said Michelle Pommells, Executive Director for Home Suite Hope. “The 100 Women Who Care is such an incredible and powerful team of women who are making a direct impact in the lives of people who need it most – people who live right here in our community. It is thanks to the whole team at Dermetics that we were nominated,” continued Pommells. “They are the example of corporate social responsibility that makes a true difference and we are so thankful for their support.”
Charitable Registration # – 85975 5308 RR0001
Donation to Home Suite Hope Shared Living Corp – $5,300 (as of September 26/14)
March 26, 2014 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Halton Women’s Place
Halton Women’s Place was chosen to be supported by 100 Women Who Care Burlington at our March meeting. Halton Women’s Place provides a safe haven, information, and education to support a future without abuse for women and their children. Did you know that children who witness violence often suffer the same symptoms as children who have been abused themselves?
Charitable Registration # – 10746 2558 RR0001
Donation to Halton Women’s Place – $4,000 (as of September 26/14)
Kaitlin Gordon, Development Coordinator was thrilled to receive our donations and explained that the funds would be put to very good use for things such as shelter services, transitional counselling and their court support program. As we know, Halton Women’s Place provides a safe haven, information and education to support a future without abuse for women and their children. What may not be known is that in Burlington, the shelter has 30 beds and is at capacity or over capacity all year long, with an average length of stay of 6-8 weeks. We also learned that their definition of abuse is not restricted to physical abuse and violence. Emotional and financial abuse are also very real and unfortunately, abuse can have no bounds. Shelter, counselling and support is provided for women of ALL ages, races and religions. Thanks again to Ann Ryan for bringing the nomination forward and to 100 Women Who Care Burlington for helping to make a difference in our community. Thank you Halton Women’s Place for all that you do to help women make choices to increase their safety and the safety of their children.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hamilton/Burlington
Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington
Halton Women’s Place
January 29, 2014 Meeting
Chosen Charity: Burlington Humane Society
Burlington Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and protection of the stray and abandoned animals in the Burlington area, operating soley on donations. It is one of the only no-kill shelters and their Mission is to improve the quality of life and welfare for animals in the Burlington community, to provide a safe haven while they find “forever homes for cats and dogs in their care, and to make Burlington a more humane city for all animals. The ultimate goal of the Burlington Humane Society is “to live in a city where there are no abandoned, unwanted, neglected or abused animals, and where every owner understands the level of commitment and responsibility that pet ownership entails.”
The donation from 100 Women Who Care Burlington will be used to pay for vet bills, food, shelter cost and long term care.
Charitable Registration # – 119254498RR0001
“The greatness of a society and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it treats it’s animals”~ Mahatma Gandhi.
Donation to Burlington Humane Society – $2,900
” The Burlington Humane Society was incredibly surprised to learn we were the recipients of this wonderful donation! You could hear the shouts of excitement and joy from the shelter staff and volunteers when we got the call from the 100 Women who Care foundation. This money will be used to provide our cats and dogs with all the medical care they need, such as medical exams by a veterinarian, vaccines, medications, spays and neuters, along with any additional care such as dentals and broken bone repairs.” Adrienne Gosse, Shelter Manager
Burlington Humane Society
Compassion Society of Halton
Habitat for Humanity Halton
We support registered charities in the Burlington area. Members nominate the charities and must be prepared to speak about the charity if called upon at the meeting.
The presentation should be no longer than five minutes in length and should cover the following topics:
What is the name of the organization?
Where is the organization located?
What is the mission of the organization?
What purpose does the organization serve? (who, what do they do, how do
they do it)
How would the organization benefit from receiving the donation?
How will the funds be used?
What other sources of funding does the organization have (i.e. how needy is
Can they issue tax receipts?
Describe your personal interactions with the organization or how you
learned of the organization.