Red Door receives support from women’s group
100 Women Who Care donate to youth services organization
Spreading the word among youth of safe, supportive health and lifestyle services and education will be the result of the latest gathering of 100 Women Who Care Annapolis Valley.
The gathering recently chose the Red Door as the most recent charity to support.
The women’s charitable group met for its quarterly event at Kings Riverside Court in Kentville, taking in three five-minute presentations before selecting the Red Door as its fund recipient.
The health and support services centre offers a range of programs, care and services to young people in the Valley. The centre strives to provide a safe space for individuals who need information, options, time and choices. A volunteer board of directors leads the program, which serves more than 1,000 clients annually and partners with health providers, Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Community College.
Presenters Kaileigh Skinner, outreach educator, and Meaghan Marsters described plans to strengthen youth engagement through education and presentations about programs – always a challenge, as the Red Door works through fluctuating annual funding and financial support.
Two other groups presented at the meeting: Hardwood Lake Girl Guide Camp and VON Annapolis Valley. The Girl Guide camp representatives described the 65-year-old facility’s ongoing “home” for outdoor experiences and independence building in Girl Guides throughout Nova Scotia, but also for non-Guiding youth and community groups who rent the Lake Paul site.
The VON asked for support for a week’s worth of free access as an introduction to its Meals on Wheels program for Kings and Annapolis county residents in need of nutritious, affordable food during periods of ill health, recuperation and efforts to remain independent and in their own home. Both groups received $1,000 advertising support credits with K-Rock.
The 100 Women Who Care Annapolis Valley meet quarterly, with members pledging to give $100 donations to each event’s voted recipient. Nonprofit groups are nominated for the opportunity to present to the 100 Women. Find out more at 100womenvalley.ca.
Cate Smith, left, represented the 100 Women Who Care Annapolis Valley, when the group recently met to hear from three community programs. Meaghan Marsters, second from left, and Kaileigh Skinner, third from left; represented the evening’s successful presenting group, the Red Door. The VON Annapolis Valley, represented by Alice Morse, centre; and Hardwood Lake Girl Guide Camp, represented by Emily and Kim Vaughan, right; were presented $1,000 vouchers for K-Rock promotional support of their programs.