WELLINGTON COUNTY – 100 Women Who Care Rural Wellington (100WWCRW) had their September meeting virtually and decided to give its quarterly donation of $10,000 to Portage, an adolescent residential recovery centre in Elora.
Portage Ontario is an accredited organization that holds the distinction of being Canada’s first adolescent substance abuse residential rehabilitation program.
Programs are geared to at-risk and marginalized Ontario youth aged 14 to 18 years old struggling with substance dependency.
An average stay is six months, followed by 18 months of aftercare in one’s home community.
“In spite of trying times during COVID, we are pleased to announce that we met our goal of raising $10,000 for Portage,” officials announced.
100WWCRW meets four times a year and each member donates $100 per meeting for a total of $400 a year.
Members are also able to nominate a registered local charity, because their motto is “We give where we live.”
It is a simple way to make a huge impact in rural Wellington, officials say.
The next virtual meeting will be held in December and new members from all over rural and small town Wellington County are welcome.
To learn more, visit www.100wwcrw.com.