Women-focused community builder program coming to Cornwall

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CORNWALL – With successful groups in South Dundas, the 1000 Islands, Kingston and Ottawa, 100 Women Who Care is looking to expand to Cornwall.

Two local business women – Donna Chisholm-Forget and Tracey Veinotte – are starting up the Cornwall chapter, called “100 Women Who Care About Cornwall & Area.”

Veinotte was one half of the 100 Women Who Care About South Dundas event held in May 2015 at the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg.

At that time, the response was overwhelming and the group raised $20,000. It helped out the Dundas County Hospice, the J.W. MacIntosh Seniors Support Center in Williamsburg and the splash pad in Earl Baker Park in Morrisburg.

The premise of the group is having at least 100 women invest $100 and an hour of their time, resulting in $10,000 invested in the community.

A social is held once a year where the group decides by voting, which community project will receive the money.

A date and location for that meeting will happen once organizers have reached the “magic number” to have the chapter go ahead.