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The donations are still being counted, but it looks like the most recent meeting of 100 Women Who Care North Grenville was the best one yet. One of the group’s Leading Ladies, Anne Kotlarchuk, says registered members and newcomers pooled their funds this quarter to raise $5300 for local charity – their largest combined donation so far. This time members voted to give the funds to Neon Night Kemptville, helping that local fundraiser for childhood cancer programs to surpass its annual fundraising goals.
Anne says the local chapter of 100 Women Who Care, which is only in its second year of existence, has already crossed the 100-member mark, and their growth won’t be stopping anytime soon. “We had about 62 women (and a few gentlemen presenting) attend our last meeting. Any of our membership who couldn’t attend sends their donations in ahead of time, online.”
The 100 Women Who Care model asks registered individuals or teams to commit to a $100 donation each quarter, for a full year. Members nominate local charities for consideration, and three are selected at random. Representatives from those three charities are invited to attend the meeting and make a presentation to the group. Each registered individual or team casts a vote, and by the end of the hour thousands of dollars have been pledged to a worthy local cause.
Managers of Rideau Hill Camp, the recipient chosen at the Q2 meeting, gave a presentation to the group on September 20. Funds are being put towards supplementing camp fees so that more children can build some lasting memories with the experience of summer sleepaway camp.
Another past recipient of funds from 100 Women Who Care, Beth Donovan Hospice, will be showing off their new outdoor space, including accessible ramp and gazebo, in an open house next month.
Joining 100 Women Who Care is a very simple way to see directly how your charitable donation is put to work in your own local community. The next meeting is scheduled for November. To learn more about 100 Women Who Care NG, visit them on Facebook or at www.100womenwhocareng.com.