From left: Louise Daviduck (Executive Director of the CR Hospice Society), D’Arcy Frankland, Tina Bailey, Colleen Evans, Kelsey Lee, Amanda Raleigh, Faye Reynen.

100 Women Who Care Campbell River launch event was a huge success

The 100 Women Who Care Campbell River’s founding members hosted the inaugural event to benefit local not-for-profit organizations.

Founding Members were each provided two voting cards to vote for their choice of two nominated local not-for-profits, they wanted to receive a donation.

Prior to the cocktail reveal launch party event, all nominated organizations were profiled on the 100 Women Who Care website, and also invited to host an information table at the launch event. When the votes were counted, the first two local organizations to receive a $5,000 donation each were The Campbell River Women’s Resource Centre and the Campbell River Hospice Society.

“$5,000 goes a very long way for a small not for profit like us. These funds will help reduce the pressure on our society in particular our drop in program and poverty relief program,” said Jodi Boyd, Executive Director of the Campbell River Women’s Resource Centre.

“The event was much more than we expected. We found the energy so powerful and empowering. Some of the women didn’t know what services we provided, and they were certainly shocked when they found out our annual budget was so minimal. It’s amazing to see women coming together under such positive circumstance.”

“These funds are not only timely but extremely valuable to our organization,” agreed Campbell River Hospice Society Executive Director Louise Daviduck. “This year, we welcomed a talented Art Therapist student to our team but the term is ending and there would have been a gap. This donation will help us start the process of hiring a therapist, so we can continue meeting the needs of the children in our community.”

The overwhelming response from the founding members in attendance was the added value of having so many of the nominees in attendance, hosting an information table. The opportunity to learn more about the work that our local not-for-profits are doing to make a difference in Campbell River made it so real for the participants. From the not-for-profits in attendance’s perspective, they shared their appreciation for being able to speak directly to the women about their cause and projects. It was a perfect match of bringing together caring women who are building community and not for profits who are changing the lives of Campbell River residents and those in our community.

The group is now approaching 190 members. They are still welcoming new members. Anyone interested in learning more about 100 Women Who Care Campbell River can visit their website at www.100womencampbellriver.ca

“Thank you to all the amazing women and not for profits who are making such a difference in our community and congratulations to our first two recipients,” said Colleen, Amanda and Tina, the Founders of 100 Women Who Care Campbell River, adding they would like to thank the Anchor Inn & Suites for sponsoring the event, Quality deSigns Ltd, Grieg Seafood, Chameleon Creative and Coastal Community Credit Union.

For further information, contact Colleen Evans – info@100womencampbellriver.ca or visit 100womencampbellriver.ca or 250-204-5100.

 

Jodi Boyd (CR Women’s Resource Centre), Colleen Evans, D’Arcy Frankland, Tina Bailey, Kelsey Lee, Amanda Raleigh, Faye Reynen.

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