United Way launching new caring initiative

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TRURO – The United Way of Colchester has launched a new fundraising and caring initiative – Colchester Women United – Day of Caring.

The initiative will feature 10 teams of local women raising $2,000 per team to go to the organization’s Community Impact Grants in support of local charities.

In the past, charities such as Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre, the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, and Colchester Adult Learning Association have benefited from the grants.

The goal, according to Colchester Women United’s chairperson Ginger Stoddard, is to raise $20,000, “to support our local charities and to give back to the community in a way that shows we care.”

In exchange and thanks for the support, the women will give back to the community by participating in a hands-on Day of Caring, which will take on various community projects that will make a difference to individuals living in Colchester County.

Projects for the Day of Caring being considered are planting a healing garden for the hospice society, beautification and painting projects for several community groups, and a special day of empowering women for the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre.

Women interested in participating in the initiative can contact the United Way at 895-9313 or ed@colchester.unitedway.ca for more information and to register.

Participants, sponsors and donors can stay up-to-date through the Colchester Women United’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ColchesterWomenUnited

A celebration launch event is being planned for May 29 at the Marigold Cultural Centre.

If you are a non-profit agency looking for a Day of Caring, please contact the United Way office at 895-9313 or ed@colchester.unitedway.ca.

 

Organizations: United Way, Resource Centre, Colchester Women United Community Impact Grants Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Colchester Adult Learning Association Central Nova Women Marigold Cultural Centre

Geographic location: Colchester County

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