Awesome Project to spread cheer in Hantsport

Laura Hines
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They call themselves The Awesome Project, and they're looking for more members.

The Awesome Project is a group of eight people, seeking two more members, who will be asked to donate $100 two to three times a year toward a $1,000 grant that will be awarded to a group with an awesome idea.

There are only three simple rules to being a trustee in The Awesome Project. One must commit to donating $100 two to three times annually, participate in the selection of the grant winners and, lastly, find a replacement if they decide they are no longer able to take part.

The Awesome Project, with one chapter located in Halifax, is a worldwide initiative.

The hopes are to get the local project up and running in Hantsport this summer, make a difference in the community and have fun doing it, says Awesome Project member Lorraine McQueen.

One chapter of The Awesome Project spent a grant on planting spring bulbs in the community, and another chapter waltzed into a restaurant and paid for everyone’s meals.

The idea was first brought up at an Imagine Hantsport meeting, a brainstorming session focused on community building.

“I'm hoping that we can get started this summer, make our first donation and make a difference in the community and keep people watching. It gives us a sense of possibility, a sense of something good,” says McQueen.

Anyone interested in taking part in The Awesome Project is encouraged to contact Lorraine McQueen at LorraineMcQueen@eastlink.ca or by calling 902-684-3166.

Geographic location: Hantsport, Halifax

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