Charity Nomination Process
At least one month before each Giving Circle, we will announce a call for nominations. Nominations may be made by any member in Good Standing*.
Online Nomination forms must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the Giving Circle meeting. A deadline will be set and adhered to. Nominees will be vetted using the Chapter Guidelines and all eligible charities will be included in a random draw for three finalists. A representative from each of the three charities will present at the next Giving Circle meeting. The organization selected by plurality vote, which means whoever has the most votes, will receive the donation on the night of the Giving Circle meeting and be asked to present at a future meeting on the impact of the contribution.
To be considered eligible, charities MUST:
- be Canadian,
- be based in Mississauga, and serve the Mississauga community,
- have a Charitable Registration Number,
- issue tax receipts for each individual donation,
- have an immediate, specific need,
- ensure 100% of our donation be applied to the need in question, and
- agree not to add donors to their email lists.
Please note: If a member of 100 Women Who Care Mississauga heads their own charity, they may not self-nominate. Another member may nominate on their behalf. The nominating member cannot be an employee of the charity.
The nomination process starts fresh each quarter. Please feel free to resubmit a charity for consideration if it was not selected. Charities that have received a group donation are ineligible for nomination for two years following receipt of the donation. Charities which have received a donation and are currently not eligible for nomination are The DAM (June 2021), EveryMind (December 2021), Heart House Hospice (March 2022), and The Compass Food Bank and Outreach (June 2022).
KEY DATES FOR Fall 2022
Our next Giving Circle Meeting for 2022 is coming up on Wednesday, November 9. Here are some important dates:
- Info. Session: Wednesday, September 28 (7:30 pm) RSVP Here
- Nominations Open: Tuesday, October 4
- Charity Nominations Close: Monday, October 17
- Charity Vetting Begins: Tuesday, October 18
- Random Selection of Vetted Charities: Tuesday, November 1
- Quarter 4 Giving Circle Meeting: Wednesday, November 9 (7:30 pm) RSVP Here
*A member in Good Standing has completed the registration and commitment form for that calendar year and has made all of their required donations to date.
June 2022 Winning Charity – The Compass Food Bank
Members of the 100 Women Who Care Mississauga Steering Team gathered on the morning of September 1st to get a tour of The Compass Food bank before presenting the big cheque.
This new facility is amazing…not only does The Compass feed individuals (1050 just last week) and families (512 households just last week) but they also provide many services including personal grooming (hot showers, haircuts), professional help (career coaching, resume building).
Thank you to all 100 Women Who Care Mississauga members! 🙏🏻 Our collective donation in June was very much appreciated by The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre. Our collective donation was $8500. (The funds were actually donated back in June but with busy summer schedules we finally got together September 1st.)
A message from Melinda Prain, Communications and Fundraising Manager
“Thanks to the generosity of 100 Women Who Care Mississauga, The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre was able to provide summer snack kits to an average of 324 school-aged children per week. Each kid’s pack included healthy snacks such as cheese strings, yogurt, fresh fruit and vegetables, granola bars, and more. The donation also enabled us to provide families whose kids are usually part of a school meal program with nutritious food for breakfasts and lunches. 100 Women Who Care Mississauga – you made a big difference in a lot of families’ lives over the summer.”
March 2022 Winning Charity – Heart House Hospice
Thank you to the members of the 100 Women Who Care Mississauga chapter who contributed to our March Giving Circle donation to Heart House Hospice.
On April 1st, several 100 Women members joined together with Heart House Hospice staff to present our collective donation of $8500.
Thank you to Ryan Lester (Senior Director of Development & Communications), Kitrina Fex (Executive Director), and Udayan Purushothaman (Finance Director) for greeting us today.
Heart House Hospice provides compassion, support and advocacy that lessens the distress of serious illness and loss on individuals, families and the community.
Our donation will support the *Help Us Understand Grief Program (HUUG)* that provides support for children and youth who are living in a home where someone they love is dying or has died. Hospice and Bereavement counsellors are assigned to geographic areas and a donation would support the Mississauga catchment area team.
We also learned that some of our donation will go to creating a small library of books and workbooks for grieving children and youth.
To learn more about Heart House Hospice, visit: https://hearthousehospice.com/about-us/
To learn more about 100 Women Who Care Mississauga, visit: https://100womenwhocaremississauga.com
Pictured below (left to right):
Princess Sumbo Sanusi, Vibha Malhotra, Mirella Canavan, Victoria Slusarczyk, Kitrina Fex (HHH), Udayan Purushothaman (HHH), Linsey Denham, Ryan Lester (HHH), Christine Hull, Ritu Kohli-Sethi
December 2021 Winning Charity – EveryMind
On December 8th the Membership voted EveryMind as the winner of our collective donation for Fall 2021.
EveryMind is an accredited organization that provides help and hope to infants, children, youth, young adults (up to age 25) and families who live in the Region of Peel.
We were so moved by Andrea’s presentation and we understand the deep need for funding (for programs) to help our younger adults in Mississauga. Together, we can make a huge, positive impact for our community.
Our collective donation of $9000 was used for programs to help young adults between the ages of 18-25 years old. There is currently a waiting list for this age group to get the help they need. Here is a lovely website article posted on their website.
Due to Covid restrictions, we had an online cheque presentation.
June 2021 Winning Charity – The DAM
On June 8th the Membership voted The DAM as the winner of our collective donation for spring 2021.
The DAM serves 3500 Mississauga youth each year, providing programming, mentoring, lunch & after school programs, and more.
Here is a lovely update/Thank You Letter from Carol Reist, Executive Director.