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100 Women Who Care donate $32.5K to pair of charity organizations

PQB Adult Literacy Program and Errington Elementary meals program tabbed
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Front row, from left: Pam Petrie, Adult Literacy vice president, Val Gunn, Adult Literacy president, Sheila Morrison Errington School principal and Jeanie Diebold, teacher. Back row: Jody Schneider, Adult Literacy secretary, Sue Kelly, director. Joan Ethier, 100 Women, Pat Manuel, 100 Women, Mindy Kelloway, nominating member for Errington School, Debbe Patterson, 100 Women. (Submitted photo)

Two PQB area charitable organizations have received sizeable donations from 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside.

The Parksville Qualicum Adult Literacy Program and the SD69 Errington Elementary School Meals Program were each given cheques for $16,250, for a total of $32,500.

The two organizations received the most votes at a meeting of the 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside last month.

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The members meet four times a year to nominate and vote on worthy charities. Each member writes a cheque to the charity for $100, which translate into $10,000 or more. — NEWS Staff