100 Women Who Care Fernie raised $10,000 for two local organizations through its Giving Event on Nov. 2.
Angel Flight East Kootenay and UPLIFT Community Support Association were awarded with $5,000 each to further their vital community work.
“We are incredibly grateful to 100 Women Who Care Fernie for their ongoing support,” stated UPLIFT co-founder Brenna Sullivan. “This generous contribution will allow us to continue to support individuals and their families and provide inclusive programming to fit the needs of the children and youth in the communities of the Elk Valley.”
This was the seventh Giving Event held since it was launched in 2020 and the second of the year. 100 Women Who Care has given almost $70,000 and supported 15 organizations in the Elk Valley since the initiative started.
Members meet twice per year. They nominate their favourite community causes and as a group, select the two finalists that will receive funds. Each member donates $100 and the final amount is split between the chosen parties.
Previous recipients include Wildsight Elk Valley, Caregivers Network for Elk Valley Seniors, Elk Valley Hospice, Rocky Mountain Village Auxiliary Society and Fernie Women’s Resource Centre.