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Digby Care 25 donates to Juniper House

Michelle Winchester, Nancy Hartnett and Debbie Haight with Digby Care 25 present a donation of $3,055 to Suzan White with Juniper House in Digby.
Michelle Winchester, Nancy Hartnett and Debbie Haight with Digby Care 25 present a donation of $3,055 to Suzan White with Juniper House in Digby. - Amanda Doucette

DIGBY, NS – Digby Care 25 is at it again.

The women’s only Digby based donation club successfully raised $3,055 for the Juniper House location in Digby.

Juniper House is a non-profit organization serving Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne counties, with a transition house based in Yarmouth. The Digby office provides education and outreach services, along with referrals and advocacy for women at risk.

The Digby office has two outreach workers who assist women and children in any way they can on a day-to-day basis but as well when dealing with violent or abusive situations.

“We walk alongside them and support them in difficult situations,” said Suzan White, an outreach worker at Juniper House in Digby.

The funds donated from Digby Care 25 will go towards education and outreach services in Digby.

Digby Care 25 has been operating for five years now and this is their second donation to Juniper House.

The house was selected as their second-ever donation in 2014. At that time, the small group raised $175 for the organization but now, the size of the group has increased and so have the donations.

“It feels wonderful,” says Nancy Hartnett, who is one of the original members of the group. “It’s quite an accomplishment when you look at our first donations to what we can contribute now.”

The group is always looking for new members. They meet four times a year and each member is responsible for contributing $25 four times a year.

At their quarterly meetings they hear proposals from local charities to decide who gets a donation. All funds are kept in the community and every cent donated goes to the charity. Digby Care 25 does not keep any of it.

The next Digby Care 25 meeting is scheduled for Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Digby Curling Club.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a member can go to the meeting or contact digbycare25@hotmail.com for more information.

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