Applicants applying for your consideration this year:


1.

Friends of the Sanctuary

The goal is to replace the old, dated and damaged trail signs at the Bird Sanctuary with new signs including distance markers and QR codes with links to descriptive information about flora and fauna.

20 signs @ $70 = 1400

20 QR code markers @ $15 = $300

40 Posts @ $20 = 800

Installation

What is the estimated cost of this project?: $3000

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: Spring 2023

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:

As the Bird Sanctuary runs from Faran Park to Ault Island, it is in both South Stormont and South Dundas. 

The trails at the Bird Sanctuary have seen an increase in traffic in the past few years. The Friends of the Sanctuary have been working with the Parks of the St Lawrence to improve and increase our trail network. The new signs would help walkers, snowshoers and skiers navigate the trails more easily and the addition of the QR codes will provide links to educational information about the local wildlife.

The Friends of the Sanctuary pay for our projects and programs through donations, memberships and fund-raising by our group. We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the Migratory Bird Sanctuary and all it's inhabitants.


2.

J.W.MacIntosh Community Support Services

 

 Our project is called 'Cozy Corner'

We operate an Adult Day Program for  seniors who are frail and/or are living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Adult Day Program is offered twice weekly and is a wonderful place for clients to gather and engage in social and mental stimulation and physical activities. The program also offers Respite for caregivers and health snacks and lunch.

We would like to develop a 'cozy corner'  where our clients can take a pause from our day program and rest if they are feeling tired or overwhelmed.

Why is a quiet area for clients important?

  1. Lets our clients make their own choices about what they need
  2. It gives clients the ability to take a break and still be within view of the program facilitators
  3. New clients coming to the program may not be used to the activity or social interaction so a quiet corner where they can take a break and then rejoin the group creates a positive experience for them .

Components of the new 'cozy corner' include a power lift recliner,  blankets and pillows, plants, sensory tools, and individual activities that will be relaxing for clients living with Alzheimer's and/or Dementia.

 

What is the estimated cost of this project?: $1450

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: By December 2022

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:
The Adult Day Program at J.W. MacIntosh Community Support Services is a popular and engaging program that has been in operation for many years.  The Adult Day Program promotes independence and socialization,  provides caregivers with a break from their caregiving role,  and assists clients to be able to remain in their homes and communities in South Dundas.   
The Cozy Corner will offer a safe and comfortable space for clients who benefit greatly from the program, but who are fatigued before the end of the day, to take a break/rest and then return to the program.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?:
That J.W. MacIntosh Community Support Services offers a wide variety of programs and services to seniors and adults with disabilities, including Assisted Living Services, Supportive Housing, Respite, transportation, Meals on Wheels, footcare, and social and affordable housing.


3.

Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club - Brady Buggies for Paediatric Cancer Patients

 

Each year our District Govenor selects a charity to raise awareness and funding. This year Paediatric Cancer was selected and working hand in hand with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Lions will contribute to making the child treatment just a little more comfortable. CHEO has identified the need to purchase Brady Buggies for children to be moved about in the hospital rather than be confined to a tiny hospital room.

The buggy is complete with a hitch to tow IV poles for pumps, platelets and blood so that children who are bedridden or confined to their rooms become mobile within the hospital. Each of these specialized buggies cost $1,000.00 (US).

 

Tax number: has been requested from CHEOpoiu-098What is the estimated cost of this project?: $10,000.00

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: June 2023

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:

CHEO Foundation helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavant, and Northern Ontario. South Dundas is geographically located within the boundaries of Eastern Ontario. Each year, on average 880 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer and 150 die from the disease. CHEO provides critical care for our children and is one of 17 paediatric cancer care centres across Canada. Children are most commonly treated with intensive multimodal therapy: a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery and all of these require a visit or stay at CHEO. These buggies will give families and children mobility and a sense of normality in the hospital.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?:

The Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club has a history of over 75 years and currently 41 members strong. We have served our community with uncommon kindness, putting the needs of our neighbours and community first. We look at our past with pride and every day we build on our legacy with the goal of making an even greater impact in the future.

Our foundation is built upon the virtue of kindness; a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

 


4.

South Dundas Soccer

 South Dundas Soccer is raising money for its long-term project of replacing the soccer goals at all three municipally-owned fields in South Dundas and adding equipment to support our growing program.

Since 2018, the organization has sought to replace the goal frames, which are steel 24x8 foot frames with supports in Iroquois. The existing frames are in need of replacement and yearly repairs are now becoming more difficult. The goal is to replace one pair of these before the start of our Spring 2023 season. The approximate cost is $7,500 for the frames. South Dundas Soccer had over 425 players in the spring/summer league.

Additionally, South Dundas Soccer is now offering fall soccer, and this winter indoor soccer. Fall Soccer began in 2021 with 63 players in two leagues with three teams each. In 2022, we have 175 players playing in five leagues with 17 teams in all fielded this season. Winter indoor soccer will begin in December, and will have two sessions, one for girls only, one for co-ed. This is to promote more girls trying out and taking part in the sport. To support the Winter program, and increase our equipment (balls, portable soccer goals, pinnies) for Spring/Summer and Fall seasons, we are asking for $2,500 to go towards this equipment.

South Dundas Soccer is the lowest-cost and largest youth recreation program in South Dundas. Its player registration fees are $45/player for each season. We operate based on business sponsorship, and from our player fees. The winter program that starts in December will be located in Morrisburg and have ZERO cost for participants.

In addition to the SDSA youth programming, the organization has offered "Old n' Slow" soccer for adults over 30 at the South Dundas Soccer fields to promote adults to be active in the sport. The organization also supports our schools including lining and refereeing elementary school tournaments on the fields, and when there is surplus or retired equipment from our program, it is equitably donated across the four schools in South Dundas.

Like many youth programs, the COVID-19 pandemic was unkind to league finances. The 2020 season was cancelled which resulted in a large loss for the organization.  Inflation in 2022 has seen our paint costs go from $9/can in April to $17/can in August.  But volunteers rallied to still fundraise and offer sponsorships to renew over $3,000 in equipment in 2021 and $3,000 in 2022. That said, the replacement of the soccer goals are beyond the organization's means at this time. 

What is the estimated cost of this project?: $7,500 part through Municipality, and  $2,500 for equipment. $10,000 total

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: May 2023

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?: South Dundas Soccer is raising money for its long term project of replacing the soccer goals at all three municipally-owned fields in South Dundas and adding equipment to support our growing program.

Since 2018, the organization has sought to replace the goal frames, which are steel 24x8 foot frames with supports in Iroquois. The existing frames are in need of replacement and yearly repairs are now becoming more difficult. The goal is to replace one pair of these before the start of our Spring 2023 season. The approximate cost is $7,500 for the frames. South Dundas Soccer had over 425 players in the spring/summer league.

Additionally, South Dundas Soccer is now offering fall soccer, and this winter indoor soccer. Fall Soccer began in 2021 with 63 players in two leagues with three teams each. In 2022, we have 175 players playing in five leagues with 17 teams in all fielded this season. Winter indoor soccer will begin in December, and will have two sessions, one for girls only, one for co-ed. This is to promote more girls trying out and taking part in the sport. To support the Winter program, and increase our equipment (balls, portable soccer goals, pinnies) for Spring/Summer and Fall seasons, we are asking for $2,500 to go towards this equipment.

South Dundas Soccer is the lowest-cost and largest youth recreation program in South Dundas. Its player registration fees are $45/player for each season. We operate based on business sponsorship, and from our player fees. The winter program that starts in December will be located in Morrisburg and have ZERO cost for participants.

In addition to the SDSA youth programming, the organization has offered "Old n' Slow" soccer for adults over 30 at the South Dundas Soccer fields to promote adults to be active in the sport. The organization also supports our schools including lining and refereeing elementary school tournaments on the fields, and when there is surplus or retired equipment from our program, it is equitably donated across the four schools in South Dundas.

Like many youth programs, the COVID-19 pandemic was unkind to league finances. The 2020 season was cancelled which resulted in a large loss for the organization. Inflation in 2022 has seen our paint costs go from $9/can in April to $17/can in August. But volunteers rallied to still fundraise and offer sponsorships to renew over $3,000 in equipment in 2021 and $3,000 in 2022. That said, the replacement of the soccer goals are beyond the organization's means at this time.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?: What I wish people knew is how much our small group of volunteers work to ensure players get to play. Unlike some organizations, we don't have a big pot of money in the bank, nearly every dime that goes in comes out for supplies, equipment, and fees. No one does this for the organization to make money - it's to ensure everyone has an equitable and affordable option for youth recreation in our community.


5.

WDMH Foundation

 

One of Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s commitments is learning.

We are a teaching hospital affiliated with many colleges and universities, and have been welcoming nursing students, residents, and many others to learn with and from us for years. And of course, we also provide training to our current staff and physicians.

The better trained our healthcare team is, the better care we can provide. When staff feel supported, trained, and comfortable, the more likely they are to stay at WDMH, helping to combat the system wide staffing shortage.  Over the years, numerous students and residents choose to work at WDMH after their studies are completed. Our teaching programs have helped us immensely with recruitment and retention for many, many years.

One way we train is through the use of simulations with mannequin “patients”. We are in need of a child-sized mannequin to train our staff, physicians, and students on trauma care for kids – trauma like broken bones, lacerations, and falls. This simulator provides real-life scenarios, that can repeated as many times as necessary to help with the learning process such as muscle memory, time to think something through, and time to ask questions. It will help the healthcare teams in our Emergency Department and Family Birthing Unit be better prepared.

The long-term plan for WDMH is to become a rural education hub. This will allow us to train staff from other hospitals such as The Ottawa Hospital and Kemptville District Hospital which will generate revenue for WDMH, and save money by not hiring others to train our staff.

This mannequin is the second highest medical equipment need for the hospital right now.

 

What is the estimated cost of this project?:

$28,110, and we hope that the Women Who Care About South Dundas will consider $10,000 towards the mannequin.

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?:

We hope to have the mannequin at WDMH by February of 2023.

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:

WDMH is the closest hospital to South Dundas, and we have been providing care to South Dundas residents for almost 75 years now. This mannequin will help further train our healthcare team. The more training and skills the better, and especially so when it comes to caring for children who are our future and most precious resource.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?:

That the Foundation staff truly enjoy working with the people in our community to help support care close to home. Our donors are very much a part of our team, and the hospital team, as WDMH would not be what it is today without the support of our donors. We are so fortunate to have WDMH right here, and we are very grateful for the kindness and support of our community. Thank you!


6.

Historical Society of South Dundas

 

MOVING FORWARD

CONTEXT:  

In January 2022, the Historical Society of South Dundas signed a 5-year lease with the municipality to occupy the Forward house, fundraise and renovate the building according to an approved five-year business plan. This two-hundred-year-old house is one of only three stone houses still standing in Iroquois after the construction of the Seaway and is a unique heritage resource in South Dundas. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure its continued use for generations to come.

A VISION TO SHARE:  

HSSD envisions a bright future for the old Forward House!  Imagine a 4 season, inter-generational, multi-functional community space that is accessible to all.  A small kitchenette and gift shop area on the main floor will offer locally sourced food and items for sale, to generate revenue. The remaining ground floor open space is designed to support a variety of private/public activities such as lectures, art exhibits, small group meetings, educational workshops, and more. There will be WIFI, comfortable seating, a bookshelf with reference books to browse, workstations to access HSSD materials+ and a seasonal tourist information desk promoting South Dundas. Eventually, the second floor will be transformed into a Workspace Studio for HSSD members and a storage area to house HSSD’s collection of historic artifacts. The Society has a 5-year plan to turn this vision into a reality and as year # 1 draws to a close, we have some critical work to complete.

OUR PROJECT:

Our two-part project is called MOVING FORWARD. It focuses on the work that needs to be completed NOW so that we can make significant advances in 2023.

Part 1. REMEDIATION:  A recent Designated Substance Report (IAQO) indicates that asbestos, lead and mould were found to be present in the house. HSSD is legally obligated to render the house safe for any person or visitor who enters the building.  As such, remediation work is a top priority and a non-negotiable first step.  Given strict regulations governing the management of contaminated substances, only a recognized company can execute this type of work.

Quote received was for $20 000.

Part 2. TOOLBOX: Our second priority is to commission an engineering firm, with expertise in renovating old houses, to provide an accurate inventory and assessment of the structural integrity of the house and complete a series of digital base plans needed for design development, planning and costing purposes. With these tools in-hand, the FH team can actively apply for grants in 2023.

(Quote received was for 7000$ - to be paid entirely by HSSD)

When our MOVING FORWARD project is complete, the Forward House Team, HSSD members and local contractors will have physical and safe access to the house and the tools needed to intelligently inform and guide the next steps.

What is the estimated cost of this project?: $10 000. (Amount requested)

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: Fall 2022 or Spring 2023

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:

MOVING FORWARD project initiatives are prerequisites to building a successful project.  A successful Forward House project will directly benefit the residents of South Dundas by protecting our built heritage; creating a unique and original community venue for all, and contributing to economic development and tourism in South Dundas.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?:

We want everybody to know that HSSD believes in the power of history to build community!

Essentially, we are a community group working to build a community resource that promotes the community!  HSSD has evolved from a small grassroots organization that mobilized efforts to save the Forward House from demolition in 2018 into a recognized charitable organization whose mission is to promote and protect the heritage of all of South Dundas. Our amazing members and volunteers share a passion for the history and built heritage that have shaped the identity of communities across South Dundas. The Society is grateful to the volunteers and residents who have stepped up in the past to support our efforts. Join us by becoming a member and journey with us through time. We need people-power!  Thank you.

In closing, Community support towards securing a bright future for the Forward House is needed, timely and much appreciated. Thank you for your consideration.


7.

The Iroquois and District Business Group's "Iroquois Plaza Revitalization Project"

Iroquois and District Business Group's "Iroquois Plaza Revitalization Project" Phase 2

 

Description of your proposed project::

The Iroquois and District Business Group has obtained permission from the municipality of South Dundas to move forward with the "Iroquois Plaza Revitalization Project" which will improve this central gathering area in our community. The project consists of 4 phases to be completed over a period of 5 years in the Iroquois Plaza.

Phase 1 has been completed with the addition a Giant Adirondack Chair. 

Phase 2 is the addition of a 40' x 20' sheltered pavilion in the Iroquois Plaza. 

Phase 3 is the addition of a permanent standing information board.

Phase 4 is the replacement of the existing plaza sign with one that will include 30 businesses and service clubs. The new sign will also have led signage to advertise community events etc.

We are currently working on Phase 2 and would like to request your assistance with our fundraising for this much needed pavilion.

 

What is the estimated cost of this project?: $30,000

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: October 2023

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:

The completion of Phase 2, the Pavilion in the plaza will benefit the community and visitors to this great little community. Visitors, staff employees, students and residents will have a comfortable place to sit, relax, have a bite to eat, visit and enjoy their time sheltered from the sun and rain.

The pavilion will also benefit the annual Iroquois Apple Festival by providing much needed shelter in the plaza. This will also allow the festival committee to use the monies spent on shelters to be used on other activities.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?:

The Iroquois and District Business Group is an unincorporated/non profit collective group of business partners who assist in ways to beautify and improve the living quality in our community. We engage in hosting and assisting in community events. We work together within the group and with other organizations to make our community a place to be proud of and call home.


8.

House of Lazarus - Operation Backpack

 Operation Backpack provides bags of food to students to eat over the weekend. House of Lazarus provides two breakfasts, two lunches and four healthy snacks in each bag of food. Local schools place the bags of food into children's backpacks on Fridays throughout the school year. Currently in South Dundas we are supporting 4 schools and feeding 105 students weekly.

There are two reasons that we are reaching out to 100 Women Who Car South Dundas. The first reason is that we anticipate the number of students in need to rise this year.  We have already seen a 32% increase this September over last September. There has also been a $2 increase in the cost of each bag. For these reasons our budget for the program is falling short this year. 

$10000 would provide the $2 cost increase for 105 over 30 weeks (November 2022 to June 2023) and provide an additional 20- 30 students with bags of food for the rest of the year.

What is the estimated cost of this project?: $10000

What is the estimated date of completion if this group receives the donation?: June 2023

How will completion of this project directly benefit the residents of South Dundas?:

Operation Backpack provides vulnerable families in South Dundas with nutritious food to eat on the weekends. The impact of this program is twofold: students arrive Monday mornings at school ready to learn as they are not hungry and families are relieved of emotional stress as their children are healthier and financial stress as they can use their limited financial resources to pay for heating, rents or hydro costs.

What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?:

House of Lazarus is a foodbank and outreach mission. HOL provides many programs throughout Dundas County including Drop-in Centres, Green Food Bags, CRA Income Tax program, community meal program, housing supports, affordable housing and Operation Backpack. House of Lazarus strives to assist the vulnerable in our community to meet their basic needs. House of Lazarus is funded through revenue of their thrift stores, donations and fundraising.  Currently our food bank usage has risen 41% over last year. We anticipate the needs of the community to increase over the winter months. For more information, please visit our website hol.community.