Charity of Choice november 2018
What a great way to close off another year of giving! Our Charity of Choice for November 2018 is University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) – Women in STEM program. The Board of Governors Matching Fund will match our donation, which means at least two scholarships will come out of our contribution and this happened the day they launched their program!
Ladies who missed the meeting, please honour your commitment and send your donation in today!
E-transfer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal for our February meeting is BIG but together we can achieve it:
100+ members + a 10,000+ donation
=$100,000 raised since the beginning ( a great way to kick off 2019!)
The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community.
Call a friend today and let them know about our next meeting.
Wednesday February 6th
7 to 9pm
The Abilities Centre Whitby, ON
Jane Carter Board Member of Bereaved Families of Durham Region joined us to share how our donation of $6,100 has helped make their new offices accessible to all family members by installing automatic door openers on the two front doors. The other half of our donation is going towards the development of a new sibling support program, a program that is greatly needed. View presentation
Thank you to all members who contributed to their food bank drive which will wrap up at:
Angels’ Tree of Light Ceremony
Durham District School Board Whitby
Thursday November 22nd at 7:30
Visit their webpage for more information
We heard from three new charities! We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can giveback:
- Durham Regional Crime Stoppers nominated by Kay Ahn:
Jim Mudge, Board Member & Dana Edwards, Police Coordinator
- UOIT Women in STEM nominated by Lynn Murrell:
Judi Cowan, Community Engagement Coordinator & Natalie second year Mechanical Engineering Student View Presentation
- La Leche League Canada – Durham Region group nominated by Jennifer Iwata:
Jennifer Iwata, Director
And the WINNING charity is …. UOIT Women in STEM.
In addition to the funds raised that evening, Desiree Neville at Your Eye on Photo set-up and offered Head Shoots at October Heart of Networking event donating $5.00 from each to the charity of choice, adding an extra $70.00 to our total donation!
We can’t forget his evening’s event sponsors; they ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the charity of choice.
2018 Beverage Sponsor and Committee Member, Jacquelynn Tanner.
2018 Communication Sponsor and Committee Member, Melanie Martin of Webrite Design Solutions.
We wouldn’t look so good without the support of our Print Sponsor Heather Hebert, Owner of The UPS Store #349
Gather up your friends and colleges, let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our communities.