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100 Women Who Care (Posted On: Friday, September 08, 2017)

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How would you like to raise $10,000 in one hour for a local charity and in so doing provide much needed assistance to those in need in our community?  WE ARE LOOKING FOR WOMEN WHO CARE.

It is a simple formula:

  1. There is strength in numbers,
  2. It is gratifying to make a difference in your own backyard
  3. It doesn't have to take a lot of time and money

As simple as that. As powerful as that.  All funds go directly to the registered charity selected at the meeting and each member receives a tax deductible receipt from the selected charity.

Today there are more than 400 chapters of 100 Women Who Care in North America.  That's over 40,000 women who have embraced this powerful concept as a way to engage with their community and provide much needed assistance to the  charities that can make a real difference to the people who live there.  And now, a group of local women from the South Georgia Triangle are working to establish a chapter for our area.  The Royal Canadian Legion in Collingwood has generously provided their facilities to host the meetings and the first meeting is scheduled for September 27, 7:00pm.  You can become a founding member and attend the inaugural meeting by signing up on the website.

Here's how it works:

One hundred (or more) women gather for one hour 4 times a year (last week of September, November, April and June).  Each woman brings her checkbook (online donations are also possible).  Members may nominate a charity in advance of the meeting.  Three of the nominations are selected from a hat.  The three nominating members are each asked to provide a 5 minute presentation on the charity and to outline what specifically the funds are to be used for.  Another 5 minutes is provided for questions and answers.  Members cast their ballots to determine which charity receives the funds.  Members then write their cheques or provide their online donation to the selected charity.  Even if you can’t attend a meeting you send your check with another member, or make your payment electronically from wherever you are.  At the following meeting the selected charity reports on how the funds were used.

It's the perfect way to give for those who are busy and can't find time to volunteer, want 100 percent of their money to go to a local charity, and want to be part of a group of generous, thoughtful people making a positive difference in the South Georgian Triangle community.


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