Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre receives donation

Front row: Rachel Raspburg (Co-Chapter Leader); Kathy Armstrong (Member); Karen Hunter (Executive Director, Women's Centre); Linda O'Hara (Nominating Member) Back row: Margaret Verhoeven (Member); Darlene Smith (Member); Leigh-Anne Brown (Member); Quinn O'Hara Lassaline (Co-Chapter Leader)

The Chatham-Kent Chapter of 100 Women Who Care recently donated $12,500 to the women’s centre.

The donation will go towards the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre emergency shelter program, Nancy’s Place, and the child witness program.

“This is such a wonderful donation and opportunity to provide support to the many programs and services to assist abused women and children in Chatham-Kent,” said executive director Karen Hunter. “Each year the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre assists over 1000 women and children from our community who seek emergency shelter. The support we received is not only a wonderful monetary gift but truly shows our clients the support from our community and the desire to end violence and abuse against women and children.”

100 Women Who Care meets four times a year for one hour to pick a local charity,┬áthen everyone donates $100. So far they’ve donated $100,000 to ten charities.

Their next meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Retro Suites from 6-7 p.m. For more information on the group, CLICK HERE.