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100 Women who Care in Caledon

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What if you could be part of a group that raises $10,000 for a Caledon Charity in under 1 hour?

The Caledon area has many fine and worthy registered charities. Unfortunately even with these organizations it is difficult to raise large amounts of money without a large volunteer base and many hours of work! It is with this in mind that the Caledon Chapter of 100 Women Who Care was formed.

The ‘100 Women Who Care Caledon’ chapter consists of a group of local women interested in making an immediate, direct and positive effect within the Caledon area by contributing 100% of their donations to local charities. The first 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 in Jackson, Michigan, USA. At their first 1 hour meeting, the Jackson chapter raised $10,000 which went toward the purchase of 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city.

Today, there are over 400 chapters of the charity both in North America and around the world. The idea is simple, easy and fun with a powerful impact on our community. With 100 Women Who Care, women meet four times a year with meetings lasting no later than one hour.

Members can join either as an individual or a team of up to four friends. It doesn’t matter how the combo works as long as the $100 commitment is met per meeting. Members get to nominate a charity they support at the meetings by completing a ‘Charity Nomination Form’. From the entries, three Nominations are chosen at random and the member that submitted the request is given the opportunity to make a 5 minute presentation describing the charity in need.

Following the presentations, each member (or group) in attendance votes on their preferred organization. Votes are tallied and the charity is immediately announced, at which time each individual or team writes their cheque for $100, equaling what we hope to be at least $10,000 in less than an hour’s time!

Tax receipts are issued by the charity directly to the members. Each quarter, members witness how their combined donations can improve local lives when placed in the hands of deserving agencies working to serve the local community. Charitable organizations that may be considered need not be based in the Caledon area but must serve the residents of Caledon.

Due to the very gracious donation of its facility, the first meeting of the Caledon chapter of 100 Women Who Care will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Caledon Ski Club, West Lodge, 17431 Mississauga Road, Caledon.

Registration begins at 7:00 with the meeting to follow at 7:30 pm. 100 Women Who Care Caledon has the potential to raise and donate over $40,000 annually, directly impacting our local community while encouraging women of like minds to meet new people and learn about unique charities within the Caledon Community.

Registration forms and information can be found at: http://www.100womenwhocarecaledon.com

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