YQG Cares is a non-profit organization bringing hope, support, and advocacy to local vulnerable populations by fostering the power of unity through collective efforts. It’s Really Simple, at YQG Cares, we believe that community matters. We believe that NO issue is ever a "they" issue, it's an "us" issue. When community members step up, transformation happens.
Together with her two Co-directors, Lisa Valente and Jenny Duran, they formed this group.
Based on a subscription model, YQG Cares is to help generate funds for local issues such as homelessness, addiction, veterans, and a number of other social needs where the collective effort of the members in the community, using power in numbers, can assist a great many people.
Our vision is a Windsor-Essex free from homelessness, poverty, and the accompanying social, mental, emotional, and physical issues that afflict our community.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Hunger and Poverty
We believe every human being is worthy of safety, joy, honour, and stability.
Our core values are:
What makes our organization unique is the subscription program we offer our community donors, as a thank you for their ongoing monetary contributions.
• Community member or business sings up for donor subscription.
• They receive discount card redeemable at numerous YQG businesses.
• Moneys collected go to directly support the most vulnerable in our community.
• Everybody wins!
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Natalie Bourgoin is a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, mother of 3, philanthropist, entrepreneur, author, and most recently the reigning Ms. Galaxy Canada 2022.
Passionate about social justice and equality, Natalie is no stranger to acts of service to others. Since she was 15 years old, she developed a philanthropic bone, including projects like sponsoring children in third world countries, fundraisers, and volunteering. She has been actively involved in leading many charities and philanthropic projects to do her part in the eradication of poverty, homelessness, and domestic violence, and help and serve her community be the best it can be. One of her greatest accomplishments is her non-profit organization YQG Cares, which is a community support organization that brings hope, support, and advocacy to local vulnerable populations by fostering the power of unity through the collective. Natalie’s vision is a Windsor-Essex free from homelessness, poverty, and the accompanying social, mental, emotional, and physical issues that afflict her community. Through YQG cares and her involvement with other philanthropic organizations, like The Giving Eight, Natalie has led and spearheaded many fundraising events and community projects, including a Gala in support of The Hiatus House, a local women’s shelter for domestic abuse.
Lisa Valente is local business owner and community leader.
As a graduate of St Clair College for advertising and marketing communications and also the owner of UpMedia, Valente focuses on connecting women in business to succeed by collaborating together. Also an Activist with GMO Free Windsor Essex Community member the friends of Fontainebleau Director families stop the harm and one of the Directors of YQG Cares, Valente mission is to focus on the recovery and homelessness solutions.
Valente is also the winner of the 2020 and 2022 with a mix of 8 platinum and gold awards in Best Business Windsor in her categories for Windsor community votes awards.