Nanaimo children will be the beneficiaries of the generosity of 100-Plus Women Who Care Mid Island.
The group, in mid-June, presented a donation of $12,700 to the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre.
The women who care group meets four times a year and at each meeting, members learn about three different charities in the region and cast a secret vote for one of them to receive $100 each from the members.
“The Mid-Island 100 Women Who Care are making a difference in the community of Nanaimo,” noted a press release from the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre, which noted that Tillicum Lelum’s executive director Grace Elliott-Nielsen received the cheque last month “with gratitude and much appreciation.”
Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Society provides more than 70 programs at eight different sites around Nanaimo, providing services to all people, according to the release.
The money from 100 Women Who Care will go to Tillicum Lelum’s Thi Lelum Smuneem Childcare Centre on Tenth Street which operates an Aboriginal Head Start Program for children ages 3-5.