How Long Has 100 Women Who Care Central York Region Been In Existence? [+]
We are a new organization founded in September 2015 by Laurie Brakeboer, Judy Poulin, and Jeanette Butler who were immediately drawn to the idea after reading about the many
100 Women Who Care groups. The first group was formed in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, U.S.A. It has now grown to over 350 chapters around the world.
Which Charitable Organizations Are Eligible For Consideration By The Group? [+]
At this time, in order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in York Region and it must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable
organization able to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be previously established (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations
will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.
Is My Donation Tax Deductible? [+]
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable
organization and NOT to 100 Women Who Care Central York Region. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
How Is The Organization That Receives The Group Donation Chosen? [+]
A member who has signed the Commitment Form can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. The
organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations from the members as they arrive. At random, two organizations will be
selected from the hat. The nominating members will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why the organization they are
nominating should receive the donation and then spend 5 minutes for Q & A. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy,
What If I Cannot Attend A Meeting? [+]
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things:
She can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting (preferred). The friend will write in the name of the
charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the organizers on her behalf. The friend may not vote on behalf of the absent member.
We can only count the votes of members who are present at the meeting;
The member can visit the website/meeting minutes or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected. The member can
then send in a cheque to one of the organizers where we will send it to the charity on the member’s behalf.
How Long Do The Meetings Last? [+]
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes. That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize after the meeting.
Can I Bring A Friend To The Meeting? [+]
Of course you can! We are always seeking women who care! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment
Form and become a member. Otherwise she is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.
Does Any Of My Donation Go To Administration Costs Of 100 Women Who Care? [+]
Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care Central York Region is organized and operated entirely by volunteers;
100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization!
Can I Just Send The Donation To The Charity Myself? [+]
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Central York Region is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to
support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member’s donation being part of the larger
donation. This is the power of joining forces! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for
submitting charities and voting at meetings.