Due to the predicted incoming storm we have altered the date...
On April 11 we will come together to establish the 100+ Women Who Care Fredericton Legacy Fund. All monies collected at this meeting will be entrusted to The Fredericton Community Foundation to create an endowment fund - forever giving, forever creating, the legacy.
Come be part of this ONE time, incredibly inspiring and uplifting event.
Even if you can't commit to the other meetings, this is the one to be at. Be part of the change, the legacy!
Welcome to 100WomenWhoCare-Fredericton!
Our volunteers have been busy getting ready for our November meeting as well as 2017 and we are pleased to have the next dates all prebooked.
Our next meeting is on Monday November 28th, 2016 at Kingswood Lodge starting at 6pm. We welcome new members, and are definitely not limited to 100 Women. 100 stands for 100% donation to local charity. Let's together make a great donation for a local not for profit to help our neighbours in need. Invite your mother, your daughter, your sister or your girlfriend, we would love for you to experience the difference $100 can make in our community.
As well we have organized the dates for the New Year so get your planners/organizers out and mark them as follows:
March 14, 2017; June 6, 2017; September 25, 2017 & December 4, 2017
Anna & Donna
Let's honour our commitments and get those numbers up!!
With our next meeting fast approaching, let's look at stats from the most recent 100 Women Who Care meetings locally:
Saint John donates... a whopping $25,600...
River Valley donates $11,000...
Fredericton at our September meeting donates $10,100...
Come on Fredericton!! We have 250 members, we can do it!
Thanks to our venue sponsors The Crowne Plaza & Kingswood Lodge, we can turn our can'ts into cans, and our dreams into plans. We have confirmed the following meeting dates:
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at Kingswood Lodge
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at Crowne Plaza
Monday, May 25th, 2015 at Crowne Plaza
Mark your calendars, you will not want to miss the opportunity to be inspired by 100+ women who care and the charities in our community!
Fredericton Community Kitchen Caring for LHHS students through generosity of 100 Women Who Care
The Fredericton Community Kitchen knows how to make a dollar stretch through impactful giving – several thousand dollars to be exact. Following receipt of $15,600 from November's 100 Women Who Care event, they set out to make a difference through their Brown Bagged Lunch Program. Within three days of receiving their cheque, bagged lunches were delivered to sixty youth in need at Leo Hayes High School. Without the generosity of the 156 women in attendance at our quarterly event in November, these youth would likely be without a bagged lunch today. Reality is that this meal may be the only one that some of them receive throughout their day, leaving them hungry and struggling to learn. At the time of our March meeting, approximately 2340 bagged lunches had been delivered to LHHS.
Now that's impact – local and responsive!
Arlene Basker, the organization's Kitchen Manager, speaks passionately about their springboard efforts to eliminate hunger in a vulnerable population at the Northside high school.
"Being selected as the charity of choice in November was mind blowing," said Arlene. "The kindness of 100 Women Who Care was a gift to all of us, but most importantly to the students who are in desperate need of much love, care and nurturing from their community."
As the staff and Board of Directors at the Community Kitchen were hearing from various Educators regarding this critical need in the schools, they decided to launch this Pilot Program with hopes of extending the model into other area schools as needed. Dana McDade, a member of the Kitchen's Board of Directors, is hopeful that this initial investment will lead to further impact within the community.
The community impact from this initiative goes deeper than filling the bellies of youth in need. It has had a profound effect on the student leaders from LHHS who volunteer their time at the Kitchen, under the loving guidance of Arlene, prepping the bagged lunches for their peers.
"I love having the student leaders at the Kitchen," gushes Basker. "When I hear my tigers roaring in the kitchen, filling each lunch bag with healthy food that will sustain a child who otherwise might not eat, my hearts spills over with gratitude. And I don't miss an opportunity to let them know how much they are appreciated."
"I tell them all the time – you are the next generation of leaders. Change is up to you. You have the power to make sure that no one goes hungry ever again."
Arlene and Dana were in attendance at the March meeting of 100 Women Who Care, delivering a message of gratitude to all those in attendance. Speaking openly about her past experience as a single mom who worked multiple jobs to ensure her children had enough to eat, Arlene tears up when she reflects on the fact that she herself would go without lunch just to make sure her children never had to.
"Our depth of gratitude to 100 Women Who Care can never be properly expressed. You ladies gave us more than money. Through your incredibly, generous donation, you showed love to a hungry child, indicating to them that they are important. Your giving also demonstrated faith in a generation of student leaders who are realizing the potential depth of their community impact and leadership. In essence you are telling them that each and every one of them can change the world.