TBay 100 People Who Care Campaign Announce February Recipient

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is proud to have recently launched their TBay 100 People Who Care campaign. This initiative has a goal of finding 100 people to donate $100 in each quarter to raise $10,000 for grassroots Thunder Bay charities and programs.

At the first quarterly meeting of 2019, held on February 20th at the Foundry, the TBay 100 People Who Care group elected to donate the funds raised to Shelter House Thunder Bay’s SOS Program. A total of $2,600 was raised this quarter, including a number of contributions that came in after the event was over.

Chamber Director and campaign supporter Matt Pearson met with Shelter House’s Executive Director Michelle Jordan and Development Officer Amber Prairie on March 1st to give them the good news.

The SOS program operates year round. It isn’t just for bringing people in from the cold, although that’s been very important over the past couple of months. Essentially, they’re community connectors, helping people at risk get access to the community services they require.  Sometimes they can offer those services themselves, like warm blankets or food or harm reduction supplies; the other times, they know which agencies to call for help. The program is dependent on donations to operate.

The next TBay 100 People Who Care event will take place on June 19.

Learn more and register for the TBay 100 People Who Care campaign by visiting www.tbchamber.ca/100people/

Learn more about the SOS (Street Outreach Services) Program on the Shelter House website.