Lloydminster women are helping to fill the funding gap in the public school division’s breakfast program.

100+ Women Who Care Lloydminster raised $15,000 for the LPSD’s Breakfast and Nutrition program. The program was chosen at their last meeting in February and has been collecting the $100 from each of its close to 200 members.

“It feels incredible to see the impact we can have in such a short amount of time,” says 100+ Women founder Janice Haughian. “It has such a huge impact on the school and the lives of those children. So many of them are going to school without any food or don’t have any food at home.”

She says the donation came at the right time as the division had to cut back funding on the program.

“They’ve been applying for different grants and I know that they’ve really had to tighten their strings on what they are able to deliver to the children. They still do an incredible job but I think our donation was really timely.”

The group has donated over $80,000 to different non-profits and programs in the area in 2019. However, Haughian says it’s not just money that these organizations receive.

“What I love about our group is that there is a ripple effect. Organizations are getting more volunteers or more donations and I think one of the things the women love is that they don’t just give their $100 but they can see where it’s going.”

100+ Women Who Care Lloydminster will be meeting again in May.