Thanks to women who supported a fund set up by a St. John’s mother and daughter, a downtown community centre will provide a jewelry-making course for disadvantaged women this Fall.
The FIG Fund was set up at the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) by Adele Poynter and her daughter Kate McNicholas to help women in need.
“The women who come to The Gathering Place on Military Road are in the minority and there are no programs targeted just for them” says Ms. Poynter. "A jewelry-making program will build on the women's creativity, help them learn new skills and allow them to earn some money in the process.
The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) is a vehicle that helps individuals, businesses, and charities to establish endowment funds that become permanent community resources. The income from these funds is used to provide annual grants to support community programs across the province in fields like education, arts and culture, health and wellness, environment, and community capacity.
We combine our broad, province-wide reach with a grassroots focus on small organizations that can have a major impact in their local communities. Our goal is to address community problems and to enrich the lives of community members.