WHO WE ARE
We are a group of women, grounded in a tradition of giving to our communities. We are so fortunate to live, work and play in this beautiful area and, as such, are motivated and committed to giving back and making a difference. We want to contribute significantly to keep our communities strong and vibrant. Gbay Gals Give will hold a Social twice a year, where each Gal makes a commitment to donate $200 to a charity chosen by the membership.
WHAT WE DO
We give back to our local community.
The concept is very simple and requires little time or effort. Before each scheduled Social, members will receive an email with a link to participate in a survey (through Survey Monkey). Through this, each member nominates the charity of their choice. The charity with the greatest number of nominations will be the charity chosen for that meeting. Before our Social an email will be sent out to members indicating the chosen charity. Members will submit their $200 payment directly to the chosen charity, either by phone, online or at the upcoming Social. Each member will receive a tax receipt for their donation directly from the chosen charity. Once a charity has been chosen, it is not eligible for another nomination for four years.
A minimum one-year commitment is required to ensure maximum impact for the program. Each member is responsible for submitting their payment even if they are unable to make the meeting and regardless if their charity of choice was selected. Payments must be made in a timely fashion. Each member commits to an annual donation of $400 payable to two successful recipients. Please note that all personal contact information will remain private within the membership committee.
To get things started the committee voted that the first donation will be to the Georgian Bay General Hospital. All subsequent donations will be decided by the whole membership. Think of the impact of a $200 donation can make when combined with a greater membership. If you wish to be a part of this exciting new initiative, please contact us by clicking the Join Now button!
As mentioned previously, eligible charities for nomination will be local within North Simcoe. Nominations could be organizations with a significant need to operate successfully within our community (and perhaps receive little or no government funding). Each member is limited to one nomination per vote and all eligible nominees will be presented for the membership to vote on. Once the charity is chosen, they cannot be eligible for consideration again within a four year period.
To date we have raised over $245,000 for:
The Georgian Bay General Hospital: $24,200 on June 7th, 2018
Hospice Huronia: $36,650 on October 15th, 2018
Huronia Transition Homes: $40,750 on October 21st, 2019
The Guesthouse Shelter: $35,000 on October 19th, 2020
CLH Foundation: $36,800 on May 31st, 2021
Hospice Huronia: $37,200 for October 18, 2021 Virtual Event