Again this year it proved to be impossible to host our in-person event due to COVID, Our hope is that we have turned a corner in the fight against the pandemic and that in 2022, we can again meet as a group to hear presentations from community groups that can use our support.
In spite of our inability to come together as a group to consider requests, there are two local organizations that we would ask you to consider as you plan your charitable donations this year.
The South Dundas Christmas Exchange, in operation for many years in the community is doing their best to provide the makings for a hearty Christmas dinner and clothing and gifts for vulnerable children. As you can imagine, they are again unable to access some of their usual fund-raising efforts this year and would certainly appreciate our help.
To donate to this worthwhile cause, we ask you to consider mailing a cheque to Bonnie McNairn, PO Box 1389, Morrisburg and payable to the South Dundas Christmas Exchange.
The other organization that we would ask you to consider is Community Food Share [the Food Bank]. Many of that organization’s clients are members of the working poor and have felt the effects of COVID acutely. Community Food Share has received support from individuals and businesses and from all levels of government for the first time in their history, but the need is still ongoing. The number of visits to the food bank has increased by about thirty percent over the past few months, largely due to the decrease in CERB benefits. The holiday season proves to be a challenge for most food bank clients.
Your donation can be made by visiting the website for Community Food Share at communityfoodshare.ca/donate/. A donation can also be mailed to Community Food Share, PO Box 32, Winchester, ON K0C 2K0.
We thank you for your consideration of these two worthwhile opportunities to lend your support and we look forward to meeting in person in the fall of 2022.
May you have a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.
109 Members Attended in 2019.
Evidence of the generous support of people, who live in South Dundas, was obvious once again as over 100 men came to the Morrisburg Legion last evening to listen to the presentations of 7 local organizations, who were looking for financial support. The men listened to presentations from: Timothy Christian School, Dundas County Hospice, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Iroquois & Morrisburg Waterfront Advisory Committee, Community Foodshare, Community Living Dundas County, and South Dundas Historical Society.
The men then voted for the organization they felt would most benefit the community of South Dundas. The vote was extremely close with the request for a "transportation patient lift", by Winchester Hospital, receiving the most votes and therefore obtaining the full amount of their request, $7,600. The request for "the purchase and installation of two Vandal Resistant Water Bottle Filling Stations at Iroquois Beach and the Morrisburg Splash Pad, came in 2nd place and received $3,300, which was more than half of their initial request.
A huge thank you goes out to the men, who continue to support the 100 Men of South Dundas initiative, as well as the Morrisburg Legion, who donated the use of the hall for this event.
152 Members Attended in 2018.
A Big Thank You to the 152 men who made our 1st 100 Men Who Care South Dundas such a great success! Photo of the winners & the organizing committee above.
The Winning Charities:
Wheels of Hope ($5,200)
Canadian Cancer Society program providing free transportation to cancer treatments.
Seaway District High School ($10,000)
Enhancements to Learning Commons Room - technology resources, reading materials, and collaborative working layout.
100 Men of South Dundas (really 100 plus!) is a group of men in South Dundas who care about our community and are devoted about contributing to its health and vitality. Each year, we will meet for about one hundred minutes and make a $100 donation to a local deserving project voted on by the members.
$100 x 100 men = $10,000 per year invested in making South Dundas an even better place in which to live!
Now there’s a winning formula! Just think of the difference it could make to our many deserving local causes. It couldn’t be more simple, more fun, or have a more powerful effect, and you can be a part of it.
100 Men of South Dundas is for you if:
You want to contribute to worthy causes in your community but aren’t sure how to fit volunteering into your schedule;
You can commit to about one hundred minutes every year;
You want 100% of your money to go directly to a well deserving local project;
You want your $100 donation to be part of a larger amount that can create powerful changes in your community.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS -
Be a caring and enthusiastic man, interested in the health and vitality of your community;
Commit to attending a 100 minute meeting each year;
Commit to donating $100.
Have the chance to make a real difference for a deserving project close to your heart;
Be able to help others with a minimum time commitment;
Meet other committed and caring men from our community;
Be a part of a powerful force for change
Each member commits to donating $100 to the project that wins the most votes. There may be second and third prize winners if we have a surplus funds.
The Morrisburg Legion has generously offered to host the evening this year.
Each contending project will have three minutes to present their case to the voters.
There will be one vote - with each member selecting their favoured project.
Each member will be given a ballot with the names of all nominated projects.
Every member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization whose project receives the most votes (even if that is not a personal first choice).
Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the winning organization.
Members who are unable to attend the meeting are invited to give their cheque to another member to deliver on his behalf.
The Projects under consideration must serve South Dundas and their sponsoring organization must provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
The selected organization must agree not to use member information for further solicitation purposes, or give it out to any third parties except for tax purposes.
If you have an idea for a project that you believe will enhance our community, it may be time to get organized. It's amazing what you can accomplish with an idea, a few like-minded people and a bit of elbow grease!