The local chapter of 100 Men Who Care has made its first charitable donation.
The new group, formed earlier this year, contributed $6,670 to Food4Kids Halton during its meeting last night (Sept. 13).
Food4Kids helps children have more secure access to food through their Weekend Without Hunger and Summer Feeding programs.
Executive Director Dania Thurman and Program Coordinator Eva Podoski both thanked the Halton Hills-based philanthropy collective.
Podoski told the group her organization supports 96 children from Halton Hills in 18 schools. Georgetown’s Optimist Hall has donated its space for packing and storing food.
“Last year, we got over a thousand kids,” noted Thurman. “It was our fastest-growing year, ever. Not the best to celebrate, but we were happy that we didn’t have to turn any kids away.”
Once the cheque was presented, the 100 Men group got down to the next order of business: picking their next charity to support.
Individuals from the group - Mark Loomis, former town councillor Bryan Lewis and current Councillor Ron Norris - presented their suggested charities.
Lewis’ Community Living North Halton was chosen - an organization that provides services to those with developmental challenges.
The 100 Men concept is simple: four times a year, the group of local philanthropists meet to decide which charity should receive $100 from each of them. Donations will only be made to registered charities or non-profits from Halton Hills that have existed for at least a year.
People interested in helping Food4Kids, Community Living North Halton - or participating in 100 Men Who Care - can visit these websites for more information: