The NG Times Newspaper

One Hundred Kids Who Care North Grenville held their first meeting on Thursday, October 18, raising $200 for Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville (CMHLG).

Twenty-six kids showed up for the meeting in the cafeteria at the North Grenville District High School on Thursday evening. Each child donated $10 of their own money to participate, and they were given a stone to be used to vote for a charity to support after hearing three presentations from various 100 Kids Who Care members. The three options were CMHLG, Beth Donovan Hospice, and Girls Inc. The meeting was completely bilingual, with each presentation being given in both English and French. Cookies for the evening were generously supplied by B&H Grocer.

At the end of the meeting, two of the organizers, Mabel Roberts and Kira Schiissler, announced (with a drum roll from the audience) that CMHLG had been chosen as their charity of the evening with thirteen votes. The total amount raised was $260 with $200 going towards CMHLG and $30 each going to Beth Donovan Hospice and Girls Inc.

The founding members of 100 Kids Who Care North Grenville are Oscar Roberts, Mabel Roberts, Zachary Roberts, Anna Peckford-Deryk, Clara Peckford-Deryk and Kira Schiissler. They have been spreading the word about the initiative since the Spring at their booth at the Kemptville Farmers Market, called Kidtastic. “It feels really good to get it out,” Kira said.

The group’s next meeting will be sometime at the end of January.


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