The 100 People Who Care campaign has cut its first cheque to a local charity.
At the Timmins Chamber of Commerce’s general quarterly meeting on Dec. 13, the first 100 People Who Care campaign donation was made to the Timmins Food Bank.
Business Takes the Lead committee chair Dan Ayotte explained the new initiative sees quarterly contributions of $100 from 100 people. If everyone takes part, it has the potential to raise $10,000 every quarter.
“The creation of 100 People Who Care campaign came from the numerous projects seeking community and chamber member support,” said Ayotte.
For the first round of the campaign, he said the 100 spots weren’t all filled.
To make sure that the full amount was donated, he said Goldcorp “graciously stepped up with a one-time donation on behalf of their employees to match our contributors to ensure 100 People Who Care Campaign could reach its full impact in the community for this project.”
At the Timmins Food Bank, the cash will be used for a new commercial sliding door fridge.
The food bank’s Rick Young said the situation working with the homeless is not getting better.
“The sad part is some organizations have to cut back their programs, but we’re trying to enhance our programs,” Young said.
The next round of the 100 People Who Care campaign launches in January.