A local philanthropic continues its good deeds Monday with a fall giving event.
Georgian Bay Gals Give, also known as GGG for brevity, will hold the event virtually via Zoom Monday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with proceeds going to Hopsice Huronia.
During their last meeting in the spring, the philanthropic group raised $36,000 for the CLH Foundation, a registered charity that supports the work of CLH Developmental Support Services.
The initial launch of Gbay Gals Give was June 7th, 2018 at the Midland Golf and Country Club with members donating $24,000 to Georgian Bay General Hospital.
"We hoped we could each gather five friends to join us to give back to the community," said Michelle Mink, who’s been involved with the group since 2018 when Lyn Wolfhard and Kathy Elsdon Befort came up with the idea.Mink said. "Well, we did that and more!"
And what started out with relatively modest intentions quickly blossomed into a group that now features more than 200 women.
Members commit to giving $200 twice a year to a charity that is nominated and voted upon by the membership.
“I’ve been involved in a lot of fundraising over the course of my life and this is the easiest way for me to give back,” said Mink, who was joined on the original fundraising committee by Eve Stewart, Sue Lyons, Sherry Middaugh and Barb Coxworth.
“I write a cheque twice a year for $200 to the chosen charity and the charity sends me a tax receipt. It’s an amazing way to give.”
Mink added: "Anyone interested in being part of our group, joining our virtual meeting or knowing more about this amazing group of women, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.gbaygalsgive.ca."