Giving circle supports Habitat for Humanity build
Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay has been selected as the recipient of an $18,000 donation from a local giving circle.
Members of 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle meet four times per year to decide where to direct their quarterly donations and recently voted to support Habitat for Humanity’s newest Stayner build.
The way the giving circle works is that members nominate charities by entering them into the pool of potential recipients. Three charities are randomly drawn to make a pitch at each meeting but in the end the members vote and all of the money is directed towards one chosen organization. With 180 members each donating $100 per quarter, that adds up to a substantial donation for the selected charity. The other charities go back into the pool for another chance and in the meantime have had the benefit of raising their profile within the community.
In its four years, 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle has donated more than $230,000 to charities in the areas of Collingwood, Creemore, Meaford, Stayner, Thornbury, and Wasaga Beach, without a penny of overhead, said Helen Peacock.
Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay was nominated by dedicated volunteer Iona Tough, and members of 100 Women Who Care like the idea that their donation is enough to build two children’s rooms in the single family home.
Habitat for Humanity is currently in the planning stages for its next building project in Stayner. Organizers are in the process of getting permits in order and hope to start the build on John Street in late summer.
They will start with a pre-fab home from Royal Homes and will need lots of volunteers to bring the project to completion, and not just builders. There are many roles to fill.
Habitat for Humanity has started the family selection process but it’s not too late to apply.
For more information about applying, volunteering and donating, visit habitatgeorgianbay.ca. Donations of skilled trades, product, materials, and services are welcome and very much appreciated.
Habitat for Humanity is also planning another build in Stayner as its 2022 project, it will be the sixth home the organization has built locally.
To join the 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle or to learn more, visit www.100womensouthgeorgiantriangle.com.
Trina Berlo photo: 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle representatives present a donation to Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay on May 28. Pictured from left: Iona Tough, Cathryn Love, RoseMary Boyd, Helen Peacock, Habitat for Humanity executive director Joy Fleury, and Catherine Raaflaub.