The Rapid Access Breast Cancer Clinic at the Royal Inland Hospital was the recipient of our August 2016 donation.  About 135 women in the Thompson-Nicola Region are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  Currently, it takes between 3-12 weeks for a breast cancer diagnosis.  This wait is an emotionally-charged time for women and their families. The new clinic will fast-track the screening and results which will enable women to be treated sooner and allow for the best outcome possible for those patients.

​​Ask Wellness - Shop Program was the recipient of the February donation and took home $6,800. Congratulations to the Ask Wellness team! The mission of SHOP program is to provide support services to people in the sex work industry.

February 7, 2017

Rapid Access Breast Cancer Clinic - Royal Inland Hospital

May 2, 2016

We were very pleased to provide the JUMP (Jubilee Urban Movement and Partners) program with our November donation.  JUMP is a volunteer not for profit organization that operates a Drop-In Centre which provides free Saturday community meals and produce markets, and urban community gardens.  Since its inception in 2012,  JUMP has served 250 home cooked meals for 25,000 people.

Kamloops Commuity Response Network

May 4, 2015

After three very worthy and excellent presentations and a very close vote, we are thrilled to announce that the Kamloops Sexual Assault Centre was the recipient of our February 2015 donation.  The Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit organization that was established in 1982 to provide counselling and support to victims of sexualized abuse and violence.

To learn more about the charities that presented to our group and the wonderful work that they do to make our community a better place to live, click on the links below:

 Crossing Bridges Outreach Program was started by the Kamloops Arts Council in 2013 and provides arts workshops to children, youth, and adults in our community who need it the most.

Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society offers programs and services in the area of housing and community justice, with a focus on women and youth.

​​​November 3, 2014 

Our inaugural meeting was an overwhelming success.  After hearing from three very deserving non-profit organizations, we were very happy to announce that the Family Tree Family Resource Centre took home our first donation!  The Family Tree Centre provides support programs for parents and childrfen that are designed to strengthen families and empower them to overcome challenges.  Following the meeting, other wonderful caring women came forward to say they were so excited by what they heard we were doing that they would like to register and provided a cheque for Nov. 3rd's meeting.

Family Tree Family Resource Centre

Our members also welcomed fantastic presentations from the following organizations.  

Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism provides services and supports for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

​​People In Motion provides services and supports for individuals with disabilities. They also work hard on building awareness of the challenges that people with disabilities face, thereby promoting a more accepting community.

​​We had another terrific meeting with three very deserving charities presenting. It was not an easy decision! Congratulations to the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association on being chosen as the recipient of this month’s donation, and taking home $6,000.


Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association

My Place

Evan Mutrie was the recipient of our February donation and received about $8,700 from what was collected at the meeting and afterwards from members who were unable to attend.  You can read about Evan's story here.  We were so pleased to be able to provide Evan and his family with funding which will assist him in his daily challenges.

My Place, a division of the Elizabeth Fry Society, was the recipient of this month's donation of $6,800.  My Place is a drop-in centre that focuses on life skills training.  The centre acts as a hub for clients to access information, receive referrals for community services, obtain free bus tickets, and perhaps even have something to eat. 

We also heard presentations from two other fantastic organizations and the wonderful work that they do to make our community a better place to live.

Emerald Houseis an emergency shelter that provides short-term accommodation for women and children who are homeless.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters enriches the lives of youth by delivering and advocating a high quality volunteer-based mentoring program.

Kamloops Sexual Assault Centre

Angels Animal Rescue (Merritt) was the recipient of our November 2015 donation.  This is the first organization within the Thompson Nicola Regional District, yet outside of the City of Kamloops, to receive a donation from 100 Women Who Care Kamloops.  Angels Animal Rescue Society is a caring facility that provides a safe place for abused, abandoned and neglected animals. 

November 6, 2017

We were very pleased to present the Kamloops Community Response Network with the May 2016 donation.  This organization brings together individuals and community agencies to bring awareness and prevent the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. 

We also heard from the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  Learn more about these organizations by clicking on their website link below.

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge (Village of Chase) - Rob Miller and Shirley Mainprize have been rescuing donkeys for over 15 years and now have over 100 donkeys that they provide a loving, healthy, and stable home for.  Donkeys have a lifespan longer than most equines and, therefore, are often abused, neglected, or forgotten by their owners.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters enriches the lives of youth by delivering and advocating a high quality volunteer-based mentoring program.

Evan Mutrie

Shop Program

November 2, 2015

August 29, 2016

GRAND TOTAL OF DONATIONS = over $125,000 and climbing!!

Interior Community Services

We also heard from the following wonderful organizations, and we hope that they will be the successful recipient of a donation from 100 Women Who Care Kamloops at a future meeting.

Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Club offers strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, teamwork, and creativity -- all in a fun, but demanding atmosphere. 

Volunteer Kamloops is committed to the concept that volunteering provides quality of life in the community.  They promote, recruit, educate, and provide orientation and referral services for volunteers and organizations in Kamloops and the surrounding area.

JUMP Program

May 1, 2017

Mount Paul Food Centre

August 28, 2017

February 5, 2018

SPCA

We also heard from two other equally deserving charities!  learn more below and by visiting their websites.

The Out of the Cold Program is a cold weather shelter run by St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Kamloops.  The Shelter provides warm clothes, meals and beds for people who have nowhere else to go during extreme temperature drops.

The BC Interior Community Foundationis dedicated to improving lives in the Thompson, Nicola, and South Cariboo regions.  Click on the red link to learn more about this organization.

Changing our community for the better, one woman and one dollar at a time.

Click below to learn more about the other two fantastic ortganizations that were featured at our meeting.

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak supports Metis families to ensure they have opportunities and access to services and resources by promoting cultural identity, education, and programs which are relevant to the Metis community.

Kamloops Shoebox Project collects and distributes gifts during the holidays in the form of shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

It's always such a difficult decision to choose only one charity as they are all so deserving. Congratulations to Interior Community Services, Mount Paul Food Centre, the recipient of this month's donation of $6,600. 

The Mount Paul Food Centre is a welcoming space that focuses on food security programming.  The goals are to promote food access, food skills and education.

​​Interior Community Services (ICS) - Youth Street Outreach Program was the recipient of this month's donation from 100 Women Who Care Kamloops.  The ICS enriches lives by providing integrated family support, life skills development, and safe and nurturing home environments which enables individuals and families to reach their full potential in the community.   

Thank you again to​​ Hotel 540 for sponsoring our meetings.  What a fabulous room and setting for our meeting.

Click on the following links to learn about the other two fantastic organizations we heard from at our November meeting.

The Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) serves those with acquired brain injuries, their families, and caregivers by offering programs and education.  They also facilitate awareness regarding brain injury and offer prevention and safety workshops and seminars to the community. 

​​The Kamloops Food Bank has an amazing group of volunteers who look after distributing perishable and non-perishable food to hungry Kamloopsians each year.  So far in 2016, the Food Bank has served over 5,000 clients.

November 7, 2016

February 2, 2015

It's always so difficult to choose only one charity at our meetings as they are all so deserving.  Learn about the other two organizations that also made presentations to our members in February.

Kamloops Hospice Association ​enhances quality of life for individuals facing the end of their life and bereavement for their families.  The Marjorie Willoughby  Snowden Home provides specialized end of life care to ensure that the people living there have all of their physical and emotional needs met.

RAFT - RAFT (Refugees and Friends Together) helps support refugees and facilitates their successful adjustment to Canadian society and moving towards independence.

May 7, 2018

 It was great to hear from Jillian and Sam from ASK Wellness about how much February's donation benefited the SHOP program.  We also heard Sam's personal story and the challenges and obstacles she overcame.  It's so heartwarming to see Sam doing so well.  Thank you Sam for sharing your story!

The Kamloops & District SPCA was the recipient of May's

donation.  Our donation will help build the new community

animal centre and we are very proud that our donation will

help fund kennels in that new facility.

Other presenters were the Canadian Mental Health Association

(CMHA) and Habitat for Humanity. 

The CMHA presentation focused on the Ride Don't Hide community bike ride event that is taking place in Kamloops on June 24, 2018.  The event focuses on raising awareness and breaking the stigma of mental illness.  Register for the ride on their website at the link above.

Habitat for Humanity has provided shelter for 10 families since the year 2000.  They believe strongly that everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.  

Angels Animal Rescue - Merritt, BC