SUMMERSIDE – One hundred Women Who Care, Prince County, is entering its third years and organizers are hoping to continue to grow the group’s membership.
The Island charity has brought financial support to 12 community groups totaling $119,600 in donations.
The roots of the group started between Katherine Kelly and Marie Salamoun-Dunne after attending a Charlottetown meeting for the charitable group.
Shortly thereafter, Salamoun-Dunne, Kelly, Nicolle Morrison a local business woman, Krista MacDougall, an accountant and partner at Toombs Howard and MacDougall, and Elizabeth Noonan, another local business woman, came together to form the Prince County organizing committed.
Over the years, the committee has worked to keep the membership numbers around 100.
But members move, health changes, a host of reasons keep the membership fluid. So, organizers are extending the invitation to join, stressing that a person doesn’t have to be asked to join the group.
The money the organization donates is directly tied to membership after members hear presentations from three charities in need at each meeting held on the second Thursday of September, December, March and June.
Members say they have learned a lot about the diversified and committed charities that serve communities across the Island and are grateful to hear the different stories.
Information and membership forms can be found at www.100womenwhocareprincecounty.ca.
Charities that have received funding from 100 Women who Care
– Sept. 2015: The Family Place: $9,000
– Dec. 2015: Therapeutic Riding Association of P.E.I. (Joy Riders): $10,300
– March 2016: Prince County Auxiliary: $10,400
– June 2016: Canadian National Institute for the Blind, P.E.I.: $10,600
– Sept. 2016: Camp Triumph: $10,000
– Dec. 2016: International Children’s Memorial Place: $10,000
– March 2017: Summerside Meals on Wheels: $9,400
– June 2017: P.E.I. Federation of Foster Families: $9,600
– Sept. 2017: Hemophilia Association of P.E.I.: $10,000
– Dec. 2017: Learning Disabilities Association of P.E.I.: $10,000
– March 2018: Parasport and Recreation: $10,000
– June 2018: P.E.I. Ground Search and Rescue: $10,200