Charity of Choice September 2016

Back Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty

Back door mission for the relief of poverty

Food donations

  • Canned evaporate skim milk
  • Nutrition/energy drinks
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal (not oatmeal
  • Sardines, salmon
  • Chili
  • Soft cereal bars
  • Alphaghette/canned spaghetti
  • Canned meats (turkey, ham chicken, tuna)
  • Almond and coconut milk
  • Bagged dried beans and lentils
  • Bagged dried kidney beans
  • Canned kidney beans pull tabs cans are preferred

Non-food donations:

  • New or gently used:
  • Running shoes (No children’s please )
  • Women’s size 7-10
  • Men’s size 9 1/2 – 12
  • Laundered bath towels/beach towels
  • Adult Sleeping Bags
  • Adult Back Packs
  • Men’s Belts
  • New ONLY:
    • Travel sized shampoo
    • Men’s underwear, sizes S/Med/LG/XLG
Charity of Choice September 2016
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UPDATE:  there are still a few openings for Volunteers to help out any day from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and/or to help with some light cleanup from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

If you are available to help during those times on any of the days (we are now open 7 days/week), please send u a message – and please include your phone number the will followup with you.

Joannes House

Joannes House

The Region of Durham is working with other social service agencies and faith based organizations to open a space at the Ajax Community Centre for people to have a shower, a meal, get clean clothes, access WIFI and get screened for COVID if needed.

They are also opening a secondary site in North Oshawa as an overflow space in the event that the three emergency shelters are full.

Both spaces are in need of:
– Hygiene kits
– Clothing (all ages, genders)
– Towels
– Games
– Puzzles
– Craft supplies
– Nail clippers
– Hair brushes
– Hair elastics
– Razors (male, female)
– Bandaids
– Lip chap
– Moisturizer
– Body wash (bars of soap are too difficult to carry around while homeless as the stay wet and mushy without a case)
– Full size shampoos and conditioners
– Shaving cream
– Tweezers
– Toothbrushes
– Toothpaste
– Cell phone chargers

The ACC facility will also need some place and some volunteers to pick up the used towels, wash them and return them. I’m not sure if you know anyone who can help with this.

Visit website for more information

Supporting homeless individuals, youth, families and children will be a community effort during this time.
Any support is greatly appreciated.

If anyone is able to help they can contact Adrianna directly by email adrianna.vanderneut@durhamyouth.com

Charity of Choice May 2018

Simcoe Hall

Simcoe Hall

In order to practice safe physical distancing, we are encouraging individuals who are interested in supporting Simcoe Hall during these difficult times to send a monetary donation through e-transfer or Canada Helps.

Individuals can send their e-transfer using the email: etransfersh@gmail.com and the password: help2020. If they wish to donate through CanadaHelps, here is the link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/simcoe-hall-settlement-house/

If individuals would like to support Simcoe Hall but are not in the position to give a monetary donation, we are still accepting food items. We are in need of items such as peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, Kraft dinner, canned meat, canned vegetables, etc.

Charity of Choice May 2018
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Feed the Need in Durham

Feed the Need in Durham

How Can You Help?

In order to respond to the anticipated growth in demand for emergency food supplies we have listed the following options for those who wish to support our distribution of emergency food across the Region.

1.Make a monetary donation in support of our Food Distribution Program to help ensure that we have the means to continue to distribute emergency food to reach those in need.

  1. Make a monetary donation in support of our Food Purchasing Program. This will allow us to purchase in bulk, the specific items in demand, as our stock begins to deplete.  Click to Donate for Food Purchasing.
  2. FOOD DONATIONS:  If you are making an individual donation, we have drop-off available at our facility located at:  371A Marwood Drive in Oshawa – Tuesday – Thursday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  If you have a larger donation, please contact us at 905-571-3863 to set up an appointment for drop-off.  Thank you.

https://feedtheneedindurham.ca/covid-19/

https://feedtheneedindurham.ca/active-member-agencies/

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February 2020 – 1st big give of the year!

Charity of Choice February 2020

Children's Wish Foundation Ontario Chapter
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2019 Annual Sponsors

Chapter Sponsor: Revera Westney Gardens
Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue Sponsor

We gathered for our 1st quarter meeting last Wednesday, February 5th, at the gorgeous design gallery LEV2. Two years ago, owner Alexis Kofman, bought a mill working company, falling in love with the creativity of the boys in the back who’s craft is second to none. She came up with a vision of community and collaboration, reaching out to Durham Region’s most prominent interior designers, giving them space and no budget to design with our cabinetry. The 5,800 sq ft gallery showcases the latest design trends and whole-home solutions. Open to designers from across the region; the gallery is used for consultations, inspiration and client engagement. This design Center is open through the week and Saturdays limited hours. View presentation

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Our Charity of Choice for November 2019 was the Autism Homebase Durham. Autism Homebase is a family network that has 165 members; all of the kids are over the age of 18 from Durham Region and 14 new families from Peterborough. About eight years, they banded together as families to start this charity, organizing social and recreational programs through the Durham Region. Helping to combat the social isolation that families experience.

In partnership with the municipality of Clarington secured program space after eight years of being homeless, just after our meeting, they just moved into a 3,500 square foot space! Currently, they are running a drop-in centre four days a week plus programs evenings and weekends.

Our collective donation helped purchase furniture for the new location, chairs, desks, and a TV. The families have been busy cleaning and painting, setting it up to feel like home, creating a safe and welcoming space to enjoy together.

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Upcoming fundraiser

Thursday, April 2nd from 5:30 – 9:30

Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa

$55 each, or $400 for a table of 8

Click here to order on-line

Visit their website to learn more

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We heard from three impactful charities, two of which were new! Keep those nominations coming ladies, use #ThePowerof100 to nominate a charity today!

We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can give back:

1. Durham Regional Crime Stoppers nominated by Kay- Speakers – Nancy Harris, Board Secretary and Maryanne Karpis, Police Co-ordinator
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2. Rotary Club of Oshawa, Parkwood nominated by member Sue
Speaker – Sandy McDowell on behalf of the KidsSafety Village
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3. Children’s Wish Foundation, Nominated by member, Stefanie – who is a past Wish recipient and Jane Fitzpatrick
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And the WINNING charity is …. Children’s Wish Foundation Ontario Chapter!

Children’s Wish Foundation is across Canada, granting wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. The impact of a wish is massive and lasts a lifetime. Many years later, it still impacts a family. A doctor from sick kids who sits on the board says, “the best Prescription he can write is a wish” things change quickly for which children when they start planning their wish.

Twenty-one years ago, the Children’s Wish Foundation came into Stephanie’s life when at seven years old — diagnosed with a brain tumour called a craniopharyngioma. A rare brain tumour that typically affects children between the ages of 5 and 14 that grows near the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.
View the presentation to hear Stefanie’s story.

Visit their Facebook page, give them a “LIKE” and help spread the word about the magical work they are doing in our community.

Visit their website to learn more

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Ladies who missed the meeting ( and there are a bunch of you!!), please honour your commitment and send your donation in today!

E-transfer – payments@100womenwhocareapw.ca
Answer: 100women

Our goal for this year is BIG, but together we can achieve it:

100+ members (we aren’t far off with a current total of 91!)

The more members, the more significant the impact in the community, we have the potential to raise and donate over $40,000+ annually all while meeting new people, learning and connecting with charities that serve Durham Region.#LocalWomenLocalImpact

                          Call a friend today and let them know about our next meeting.
                                                         Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
                                                               7 pm to 9 pm  
                                                           Whitby Curling Club
                                                        815 Brock St. N., Whitby

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A big thank you to the evening’s showcase exhibitors, the fee they pay to join us goes towards any expenses we incur.. Not to mention they have some beautiful and delicious treasures! Shop local ladies!

Appetizers by:
Chef Jeanne Therriault –
I Love 2 Cook

Karen Porter
Return to Food Coach

Vendors:
Madeleine Colantonio –
5th Ave Collection

Helen Miklaszewski –
Your Spice Lady Epicure

Mandi Fowler Van Wyk –
Pampered Chef

Laura Apps –
Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Desiree Neville –
Your Eye On Photo

Mitu Verpal –
Sweet Legs

Susan Centofanti –
Organo

Gather up your friends and colleges, let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our community!

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November 2019 – 4th qrt meeting

Charity of Choice November 2019

Autism Home Base
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2019 Annual Sponsors

Chapter Sponsor: Revera Westney Gardens
Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue Sponsor

Together we gathered for a night of giving, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 for our 4th and final meeting of 2019! 

A big #100WomenAPW thank you to Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac for hosting our meeting. President and Owner, Mary Nurse and her team went over and above to accommodate our group including the donation of wine and an additional cash donation.

We were very grateful for the generous donation of appetizers and treats for our members from Wanda at Shrimp Cocktail. The perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine! Be sure to check out the restaurant for lunch or dinner, polished and classy seafood at its best. #community #giveback  

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We heard from three impactful charities! Keep those nominations coming ladies, use #ThePowerof100 to nominate a charity today!

We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can give back:

1.  Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter Speaker: Jane Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Atwood (100 Women Member) View Presentation

2. COPE Administrative Assistant and Group Facilitator View Presentation

3. Autism Home Base Durham nominated by Susan. CEO Judy Hanson joined by Derek Thiel  View Presentation

And the WINNING charity is …. 

Autism Home Base Durham nominated by Susan. We heard from CEO Judy Hanson joined by Derek Thiel, who’s 24-year-old brother Robbie is on the spectrum. Derek shared with us the impact Autism Home Base has on his family, providing support and events for both Robbie and the family to participate. An invaluable community is filling a need for adults living with autism. 

Visit their Facebook page, give them a “LIKE” and help spread the word about the work they are doing in our community. 

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 Help us grow our membership!

We need you help to grow our membership – please ask a friend, co-worker, neighbour, sister, aunt – anyone you think would enjoy soft networking opportunities and meeting like minded people. Ask them to visit us at our next meeting and learn more about us. – Have them complete this form prior to the meeting. 

The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community. #LocalWomenLocalImpact

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August 2019 – 3rd Quarter Meeting

Charity of Choice May 2019

Joanne's House - Durham Youth Housing and Support Services
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2019 Annual Sponsors

Chapter Sponsor: Revera Westney Gardens
Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue Sponsor

Together we gathered for a night of giving, on Wednesday, August 21st our 3rd meeting of 2019!

This time around, we were hosted and treated to a beautiful spread by our new Chapter Sponsors Revera Westney Gardens. An incredibly beautiful facility, bright and spacious with attention to detail at every turn.
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Our Charity of Choice for May 2019 was the Humane Society of Durham Region. Since the end of May, HSDR has taken in 238 animals at a cost total cost of $34,000 to $69,000 to cover exams and medical treatment. HSDR doesn’t receive government funding and is the only shelter in Durham Region. Consider donating your time and volunteering to this fantastic organization.
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We heard from three impactful charities, two of which were new! Keep those nominations coming ladies, use #ThePowerof100 to nominate a charity today!

We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our community and how we can give back:

1. Joannes House – Durham Youth Housing and Support Services
Speaker Executive Director Adrianna Vanderneut
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2. Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Ontario Chapter
Speaker: Jane Fitzpatrick and Alexandra Vrzovski
View Presentation

3. Feed the Need in Durham
Speaker Ben Earle, Executive Director, and Vicki Derusha, Operations Coordinator
View Presentation

And the WINNING charity is …. Joannes House.

A big #100WomenAPW thank you to youth ambassador Sultan, for sharing your story of perseverance and strength. Such an inspiration!
Joannes House offers shelter, transitional housing, and school programs for homeless youth. After serving over 400 youth last year, they decided to make a shift, focusing their programs on prevention. Ending youth homelessness requires school and community-based prevention and intervention strategies. DYHSS works with families and community members to provide support to any young person in need.

Visit their Facebook page, give them a “LIKE” and help spread the word about the critical work they are doing in our community.
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Our goal for this year is BIG, but together we can achieve it:
100+ members (we aren’t far off with a current total of 75!)

The more members, the more significant the impact in the community, we have the potential to raise and donate over $40,000+ annually all while meeting new people, learning and connecting with charities that serve Durham Region.#LocalWomenLocalImpact

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A big thank you to the evening’s showcase exhibitors, the fee they pay to join us goes towards any expenses we incur.. Not to mention they have some beautiful and delicious treasures! Shop local ladies!

Chef Jeanne Therriault – I Love 2 Cook

Madeleine Colantonio – 5th Ave Collection

Mitu Verpal – Sweet Legs (Leggings)

Helen Miklaszewski – EpicureMandi Fowler Van Wyk-Pampered Chef

Lois Bridgeman & Kellie Doiron – Plunder Designs

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May 2019 – 2nd Quarter Meeting

Charity of Choice May 2019

Humane Society of Durham Region (HSDR)
Charity of Choice May 2019
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2019 Annual Sponsors

Chapter Sponsor: Revera Westney Gardens
Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue Sponsor

On Wednesday, May 9th we held our second meeting of 2019 at the beautiful and spacious Tosca Banquet Hall.

The evening was kicked off with a greeting from our newest member and generous Annual Platinum Sponsorship – Kelly Jones from Revera Westney Gardens and one of the original residents Grace. View presentation

Claudia Gutierrez – Director, Events, and Operations at Their Opportunity, our February Charity of Choice, shared how our donation is being used to help sustain the roar and build a legacy. They are working on a curriculum-based program that will be into schools this September. Intermural children can compete and have the support of the schools, with an end of season festival that will bring all the schools together. They are also setting up a para-athletes fund, where athletes can access money for equipment and fees to eliminate the barriers.  View presentation

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We heard from two new charities! Always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can give back:

  1.  Susan Remmer – Director of Development Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health View Presentation
  2.  Nova’s Ark – Mary-An Nova – Director of Nova’s Ark View Presentation
  3.  Durham Human Society – Volunteer Vera View Presentation

And the WINNING charity is …. Humane Society of Durham
The third time was a charm for this organization, Vera shared a heartfelt presentation, her dedication, and love for the animals sealed the vote!

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We had three NEW members join us at the meeting, bringing our total to:
63 individuals
19 teams
82 members!! We are getting there!

Our goal for 2019 is to reach 100+ women, and together we can achieve it:

100+ members x $100 donation each = a 10,000+ donation to the Charity of Choice!

The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community. #LocalWomenLocalImpact

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We can’t forget his evening’s event sponsors; they ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the charity of choice.

2019 Chapter Sponsor Kelly Jones Revera Westney Gardens.

2019 Beverage Sponsor and Committee Member, Jacquelynn Tanner.

2019 Communication Sponsor and Committee Member, Melanie Martin of Webrite Design Solutions.

2018 Marketing Sponsor and Committee Member, Jennifer Dempsey of CHUCK-IT Removal Services.

We wouldn’t look so good without the support of our Print Sponsor Heather Hebert, Owner of The UPS Store #349

 

Thanks to our Event Showcases exhibits:

Chef Jeanne Therriault – I Love 2 Cook

Madeleine Colantonio – 5th Ave Collection

Mitu Verpal – Sweet Legs (Leggings)

Kellie Doiron – VoxxLife

Helen Miklaszewski – Epicure

If you haven’t yet had a chance to meet these ladies and learn what they are up to, please take a few minutes to reach out, like their pages. If you can support these local business owners through purchasing or referral, please do.

Gather up your friends and colleges, let them know about our next meeting.

Wednesday, August 21st
7 to 9 pm
Westney Gardens
Ajax, ON

Let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our communities.

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New Chapter Sponsor Revera Westney Gardens !

Please help us welcome and thank our new Chapter Sponsor – Revera Westney Gardens. Revera will be sponsoring our quarterly meetings, ensuring 100% of the money collected will go to the Charity of Choice and now possibly even more!

Along with the Annual Chapter Sponsorship – Revera is also a member and will be hosting our August event.

We would like to thank Kelly Jones for coming on board with this partnership, and helping us make an impact in our community!

Photo by snapd Ajax

Charity of Choice Feb 2019 Check

February 2019 – Celebrating Five Years of Giving!

Charity of Choice February 2019

Charity of Choice Feb 2019 Check
Charity of Choice for February 2019 - Their Opportunity
Charity of Choice Feb 2019
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue

Kicking off five years of giving!

What a momentous evening! Together we gathered on February 20th to celebrate kicking off our 5th year of giving and raising $100,000+ for our community! Everything from the venue to the food was simply perfection!

We returned to the venue where it all started, the Abilities Centre, a gorgeous facility, bright, spacious and filled with positive energy! Let’s not forget that the Abilities Centre is also a charitable organization offering programming opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.  There are many ways to help support them: you can become a member, donate or volunteer. 

We started off the evening with a toast to our success by Shaun Collier, Mayor of Town of Ajax and Maurice Brenner, Acting Mayor of City of Pickering. Mayor Collier is an active member of 100 Men Who Care Ajax and both Mayors expressed the value in grassroots movements supporting the smaller on the ground charities, which sometimes go unnoticed.  We are honoured that they could join us, along with Councillor JoAnne Alexander, Centre Ward Whitby . A special thank you to Councillor Deidre Newman, West Ward Whitby, for stopping by to give us a one-time $100.00 donation on this special evening!

The toast and fabulous spread were thanks to Jacquelynn Tanner, our annual Hospitality Sponsor, who went over and above her quarterly donation to graciously sponsor My Shopping Diva – Donna Hartrick to cater the appetizers and Prosecco for our special celebration. Just divine!

Ladies who missed the meeting ( and there are a bunch of you!!), please honour your commitment and send your donation in today!

E-transfer – womenwhocaredurham@rogers.com

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We had six NEW members join us, bringing our total to:

64 individuals

18 teams

Our goal for this year is BIG, but together we can achieve it:

100+ members  (we aren’t far off with a current total of 82!)

The more members, the more significant the impact in the community, we have the potential to raise and donate over $40,000+ annually all while meeting new people, learning and connecting with charities that serve Durham Region.#LocalWomenLocalImpact

Call a friend today and let them know about our next meeting.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7pm to 9 pm
Tosca Banquet Hall
800 Champlain Avenue
Oshawa, ON

Our Charity of Choice for November 2018 was University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) – Women in STEM program. Jodi Cowan joined us to share how our $6,670 donation impacted their program. This non-profit program launched the night of our meeting, we were the very first contributors! The Board of Governors Matching Fund matched our donation, which means at least two scholarships will come out of our contribution and we are short just $1,000 dollars of having a third in 100WomenAPW scholarship!! Anyone with employee matching programs can look into boosting this donation.

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We heard from three wonderful charities, two of which were new! Keep those nominations coming ladies, use #ThePowerof100 to nominate a charity today!

Nominate a Charity

We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can give back:

  1. Girls Inc nominated by Pam

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  1. Their Opportunity nominated by Kate

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  1. Team Dog Rescue, nominated by Lisa

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And the WINNING charity is …. Their Opportunity.

Their Opportunity exists to support under-serviced families with the means to enroll their children into local sports and recreation programs. They set out to eliminate the financial barriers so children can develop essential life skills such as confidence and sportsmanship, as well as develop a healthy lifestyle. Their Opportunity hosts a unique Giveback Program where children receiving funding are required to “pay it forward” within their community.

Visit their Facebook page, give them a “LIKE” and help spread the word about the wonderful work they do.

We can’t forget this evening’s event sponsors – their generosity helps ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the Charity of Choice.

2019 Beverage Sponsor and Committee Member, Jacquelynn Tanner.

2019 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

2019 Marketing & Design Sponsor and Committee Member, Jennifer Dempsey of CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Gather up your friends and colleges, let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our community!

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