As of June 2023, our Chapter has collectively donated over $84,200 to Mississauga-based charities.
November 2023 – Armagh House
Congratulations once again to Armagh House, the recipient of the collective donation from the Fall 2023 Giving Circle! The final total donation, thanks to all our generous members and an extra, one-time corporate donation, was $13,100.
In addition to the member donations to Armagh House, totaling $12,600, we also received a very generous, one-time corporate donation from Surpreet Warna, COO, Wealth and Personal Banking Canada at HSBC.
Armagh House offers secure and affordable housing to abused women, with or without children, for extended periods of time. Armagh House will be opening 10 new suites for new residents in January 2024 and they will be using the funds from our collective donation to help furnish them. Because our donation will exceed $10,000, Armagh House will be recognizing our community group by naming one of the suites after 100 Women Who Care Mississauga.
June 2023 – Lady Ballers Camp
Congratulations to Lady Ballers Camp, the recipient of our collective donation for June 2023! Our collective donation at time of presenting the big cheque was $12,600! Our largest collective donation to-date. Including donations received after the cheque presentation, our entire collective donation totaled $13,000!
Lady Ballers Camp develops girl-centered programs which encourages non-competitive physical, emotional and educational development.
Here is a lovely Thank You Letter from Toyo Ajibolade, Founder and Executive Director.
March 2023 – Embrave: Agency to End Violence
Congratulations to Embrave: Agency to End Violence, the recipient of our collective donation for March 2023!
Embrave has received our largest collective donation to date–a total of $12,000! Our collective donation will fund their 24-hour helpline for a 3-4 month period and is the largest individual donation they have ever received dedicated for this purpose.
Embrave: Agency to End Violence is an anti-violence organization providing shelter, counselling and advocacy supports for women, two-spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks and their children experiencing any form of violence.
December 2022 – Vita Centre
On December 2nd, we were greeted by Vita Centre’s Executive Director, Tanya Pereira, to present our collective donation of $11,000.
Vita Centre is dedicated to providing support, education and counselling to vulnerable families, including pregnant and parenting youth, with the goal of empowering them to move forward and thrive.
Our donation is being used to fund their Care Closet of baby food, formula, diapers, clothing, etc, that are provided to the families to help relieve the financial stress of affording these essentials while focusing on their goal of raising healthy babies.
June 2022 – 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 our collective donation of $8500.
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 – Heart House Hospice
On April 1st, several 100 Women members joined together with Heart House Hospice staff to present our collective donation of $8500.
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.
December 2021 – EveryMind
On December 8th the Membership voted EveryMind as the recipient of our collective donation for Fall 2021.
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.
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.
Due to Covid restrictions, we had an online cheque presentation.
June 2021 – The DAM
On June 8th the Membership voted The DAM as the recipient 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