The Community Foundation of Portage and District's (CFPD) 150 Women Who Care event went down on a chilly Thursday night, warming one community group's hearts and lining their pockets.

The 150 women in the crowd had five non-profits to pick from for a $10,000 cheque from the CFPD:

  • Portage Arc
  • Service for Seniors
  • St. Marks Community Club
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Portage Library

After hearing pitches from all groups, the women in the crowd picked the Service for Seniors group as the winner.

CFPD Executive director Kimberly Lavallee says it was a lovely night, filled with great food and even better people.

"I think that the women in attendance had a hard time, maybe choosing a winner because they were all really good projects."

Lavalee encourages that the four groups not picked as the winner should consider applying for the CFPD's March grant.

Kaylee Hannah, a Resource Coordinator at Portage Service for Seniors, explains that this funding will go a long way to help seniors.

"The $10,000 is going to be distributed directly for meals, and we're going to give at least one meal a week for a senior in need in the community."

Hannah adds that over 3000 seniors in the community are eligible for their services.

"A lot of them live below the poverty line, and they struggle to afford basic necessities," says Hannah.

The Portage Service for Seniors representative notes that the group was grateful and excited to be chosen as the event winner.

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