CHARITIES​

At our first event in November 2016, two of our members, Chris Kennedy and Amy Luft, introduced us to the Stop Gap Foundation/la Fondation J’accède Québec.

 

Together that night, we raised $8,000 for the foundation that designs, builds and delivers access ramps to Montreal businesses that are one step up. This simple act makes a world of difference between exclusion and access for too many of our fellow citizens.

In March 2017, as a follow-up to the 100 Gens’ donation, a few of our members decided that they wanted to contribute even more to this initiative and gave a helping hand to J’accède Québec in building some of their new ramps!

At our event in February 2017, Pierre-Étienne Auclair-Bédard swayed the group with his talk about La Maison Bleue.

 

Despite a strong typical Montreal snow storm, the 100 Gens managed to raise $6,400 to help the social prenatal centre that provides care during pregnancy and toddler years for families facing difficulties, whether that manifests itself as poverty, abuse, precarious immigration status, mental health or one of the all too common afflictions that affect many.

 

La Maison Bleue is a wonderful reminder of the openness and generosity of Montrealers and Quebecers.

On a Wednesday just before Halloween our group assembled at the amazing Joverse Cuisine & Bar in the Old Port for our forth event.


After three strong presentations Tina Chamandy was able to sway the group in favour of the charity where she has personally volunteered for eight years. Chez Doris (http://www.chezdoris.org) is a woman's day centre that receives about 27,000 visits per year from women who are experiencing difficulty. It provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment. We were able to deliver our collective donation of $6,300 to Marina Boulos-Winton, the Executive Director who gave us a tour of the location.

It was amazing to see, despite a massive renovation that involves replacing their foundation and an external wall, how they were able to continue serving their diverse communities’ medical, economic, nutritional and spiritual needs.

Despite a busy June season with kid’s school ramping down while soccer and summer activities ramp up, we had a great third event at the cool Taverne Knox.

 

Vincent Lafortune showed up at his first event, got chosen to present and then convinced us to support Tel-Jeunes.

Tel-Jeunes’ mission is to provide crucial support to troubled youth in the province. The confidential and free service is provided 24/7 by professional counsellors to all young people aged 5 to 20. Since 1991, more than 1,685,000 youths have benefited directly from the service as they help youth deal with the myriad of issues including violence, bullying, sexuality and addiction.

 

http://en.teljeunes.com/home

On a Wednesday just before Halloween our group assembled at the amazing Joverse Cuisine & Bar in the Old Port for our forth event.


After three strong presentations Tina Chamandy was able to sway the group in favour of the charity where she has personally volunteered for eight years. Chez Doris (http://www.chezdoris.org) is a woman's day centre that receives about 27,000 visits per year from women who are experiencing difficulty. It provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment. We were able to deliver our collective donation of $6,300 to Marina Boulos-Winton, the Executive Director who gave us a tour of the location.

It was amazing to see, despite a massive renovation that involves replacing their foundation and an external wall, how they were able to continue serving their diverse communities’ medical, economic, nutritional and spiritual needs.

On a beautiful winter evening in Montreal les 100 gens got together at the amazing microbrewery Dieu du Ciel on Laurier street.  With our closet vote yet, our members chose to support the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf.

 

Paul Geraghty made a compelling and well prepared case for the school that has helped countless children with hearing loss to listen and speak with the ultimate goal of having them attend their neighbourhood elementary and high schools. Paul also touched us all with the personal account of his son Oscar who benefited from the program. When we visited the school to make our cheque drop we discovered an amazing place, filled with passionate people who all seem to feed off the fact that they are doing important cutting edge work.

 

Whether it be adapted classrooms  or a full time audiology lab (funded exclusively from private donations) that helps ensure the kids hearing devices are working correctly right on premise.