I am thrilled to share that Stittsville resident, and last year’s Spirit of the Capital Youth Award winner in the Service and Caring category, Eva von Jagow, has been selected as one of 10 inaugural members of Canada’s L’Oréal Women of Worth for her charitable spirit and hard work raising funds for food programs in Canada’s northern territories.
Eva was a student at Sacred Heart High School when she first learned about the exorbitant cost of food in Nunavut. Demonstrating a deep philanthropic initiative, she the founded the first “All that Glam” fundraiser, collecting and reselling used jewelry and handbags to support breakfast programs in Nunavut. Over $97,800 has been raised since then. Building on this success, Eva then went on to found DueNORTH, a foundation to promote access to nutritional and affordable food to all children and youth in Canada’s North.
Eva was selected from over 300 nominations for this unique recognition program which promotes and honours inspiring Canadian women volunteers who have improved the lives of people and families in their community, their province or across Canada.
As a recipient of the Women of Worth award, L’Oreal will donate $10,000 to DueNORTH. Eva also has the opportunity to win an additional $10,000 for DueNORTH from an online voting campaign available at www.womenofworth.ca. This additional grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a national honoree based on the results of online voting. Polls will close March 6th, 2017.
On behalf of Stittsville, I would like to express the great pride I feel in our community and encourage residents to share in this pride by voting for Eva to win this additional charitable funding. Congratulations, Eva.