Women’s Organization launches win-win-win program 

By Roderick Benns

Members of Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes know the struggles that different businesses and individuals are facing today. Help is on the way, according to a media release.

Benefitting from a new program they’ve created are three groups of people: you, as a donor, will receive a charitable receipt when you support “A Meal on Us.” Just name a restaurant within Kawartha Lakes that you want to support, and the Soroptimists will purchase gift cards or gift certificates, using 100 per cent of your donation. Those gift cards will then be distributed to women and their families through your local food bank.

Restaurants benefit from needed cash flow, and families who are struggling will have the opportunity to enjoy a meal without worrying about the cost of food, an opportunity that they would not otherwise have.

To stand behind their mission of helping women and girls, the Soroptimist club will match donations to a total of $2,000 — making your money go twice as far – and helping more restaurants and serving more women.

Donations can be made by e-transferring to , or mailing a cheque to SIKL, P.O. Box 365, Lindsay ON K9V 4S3. Be sure to include your name and address to receive your charitable receipt, and the name of the restaurant. A $20 minimum donation is required for receipt.

You can check the progress of the community’s donations by going to their website www.sikawarthalakes.org, or their Facebook page SoroptimistInternational.KawarthaLakes.

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. 2021 marks the 100th Anniversary of Soroptimist globally, and ten years for the Kawartha Lakes club – making a difference in our community!

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