Easy Way To Give Back

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Published: February 16, 2017 9:00 am AST
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A new and exciting initiative, geared at making tremendous contributions to charities based in the British Virgin Islands, is now on stream.

Meeting last evening, February 15 for the first time, ‘100 Plus Women Who Care BVI’ attracted women from around the Territory to step up to the challenge and make indelible contributions to charities that are making a difference.

Cindy Rosan-Jones, founder of the initiative in the BVI, described it as a very easy way to give back.

“A great and useful effort that encourages persons to give back to worthy causes.”

She highlighted that the initiative falls in line with her principles and teachings of being able to assist and serve her community.

“I’ve been approached in the past by charities to do fundraising for them, but giving my job, family and time constraints, I couldn’t. I find this is a much easier way, with minimal input to get things done. So we are able to give back to four or five charities a year.”

As it relates to the process, the initiative extends invitations to women of all ages to attend their meetings, which occur 4 times every year. The other meetings are scheduled for some time in May, August and December. Each female invited to the event is required to contribute $100.

Cindy Rosan-Jones photographed with Dan Perkins of Ellies Wish
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Those in attendance will then be audience to several pitches from invited charities, who will disclose the aim and works of their movement, the direction they are going, as well as why they need additional funds and support to continue.

Following the pitches, the ladies will then deliberate and chose the charity who is most deserving of the accumulated funds.

Last evening, Ellie's Wish was chosen as the first recipient of the initiative, following their presentations where they disclosed specific goals the movement is currently undertaking, in addition to the active collaborative efforts with Peebles Hospital to provide much needed equipment.

Paws BVI and the Humane Society, along with the BVI Cancer Society, were also invited to present to the women.
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