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HERE'S HOW TO HAVE A BIG IMPACT!
Imagine raising over $15,000 in one hour. Imagine being a local registered charity that is given $15,000! Imagine being able to spend it in the way your organization needs most!
Now imagine being part of that. All you had to do was attend three one-hour meetings a year and donate $100 per meeting. You didn’t have to do bake sales, make calls, or solicit donations from others. Yet, you know that you’ve helped an organization do great work in the community.
This is 100 Women Who Care Salt Spring Island — just one of over 600 active chapters around the world for men, women, and children who want to create positive impact in their communities. Salt Spring’s first chapter of 100 Who Care officially launched exactly two years ago. Since then, its members raised nearly $80,000 that have gone directly back into the community.
Our year begins in September, and our plans are underway for events in November, February, and May. And this year, we must embrace the challenge of meeting and supporting our community through Zoom events. We’ll miss the energy and camaraderie of getting together at ArtSpring, but we know that our donations to our local charities are needed now more than ever before because many organizations have had to cancel or postpone fundraisers on which they depend. Fortunately, thanks to technology, we can continue our events through ZOOM! Lots of learning to do, but we can do it!!
We’re inviting new members to join now! Once you join, you’ll be sent a date and time for an orientation before the next meeting. (100womensaltspring.org/become-a-member/)
The next meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Salt Spring is November 18th, 2020, from 7 to 8 pm, followed by a 30-minute social. Grab a drink and stay after the meeting to network over Zoom.
HOW DOES 100+ WOMEN WHO CARE WORK?
The concept is simple: 100 women, one hour, $100 donation, equals $10,000 of immediate impact for a local charity each meeting. But because there are over 150 members, the total winnings for the elected charity are over $15,000.
Registered charities with a local impact are nominated by members. For every member who nominates a charity, an equal number of nominations is placed in the charity basket. At each meeting, three charities are randomly drawn. The member who nominated the charity provides a 5-minute presentation on why they think that organization should receive the funds. After the three presentations, each member votes for her choice. The charity with the most votes is awarded all funds raised that evening. The successful organization is responsible for issuing tax receipts to each member.
If you’re looking for information ahead of time, visit our website: 100womensaltspring.org
Many sponsors, including the Salt Spring Exchange, are supporting 100+ Women as we gather steam to fundraise for another charity. We thank you all! And we welcome new sponsors, too!