How Long Has 100 Women Who Care Central York Region Been In Existence? [+]

We were founded in September 2015 by Laurie Brakeboer. Jeanette Butler, Judy Poulin and Samantha King came on board to form the original “organizing committee”. The original 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, U.S.A. There are 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 Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket and area. The charity must be a registered not-for-profit 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 with a dedicated fundraising body, will be considered at this time, as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.



How Is The Organization That Receives The Group Donation Chosen? [+]

A member(team), who has signed the Commitment Form, and is in good standing, can nominate a local organization by completing the nomination form. These forms must be sent in no later than the Sunday immediately preceding a meeting. All nominations are put into a basket for a random draw at the meeting and two organizations will be selected. The nominating members will be asked to come up and give a 5 minute presentation as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation and then there will be 5 minutes for Q & A. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations! If you have put in a nomination form, you MUST be present if it is drawn. If you are not in attendance, another nomination form will be drawn.



What If I Cannot Attend A Meeting? [+]

If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things:
  • 1. 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 hand 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.
  • 2. An email is sent out after the meeting to all members with the information regarding which charity was selected. They can also check the website or facebook page. The member must within 5 days send in a cheque to us to be presented to the charity.
  • 3. Can I just send the donation to the charity myself? Because the goal, of 100 Women Who Care CYR, is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavour 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.
  • Deadline is the Friday the week following the meeting to allow us to prepare everything for the selected charity.




    How Long Do The Meetings Last? [+]

    Meetings are usually no longer than 60 minutes. That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize both before and after the meetings.



    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 they are free to observe and contribute a donation if they want.



    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 CYR, is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavour 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.



    Is My Donation Tax Deductible? [+]

    Yes, as only registered not-for-profit 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.



    We are a giving circle and therefore rely on generous donors for locations etc. For supporting us so far, we want to thank:

  • Improvance Inc. for the amazing logo and graphic designs!
  • AIIM printing for our business cards
  • Greg Klein for the table cloth and banner

  • For the meeting spaces, we would like to thank:

  • Aurora Soccer Club - Men’s - thank you for hosting us on numerous occasions
  • Pheasant Run Golf Club
  • Silver Lakes Golf and Convention Centre
  • Police Association Shed
  • Made in Mexico Restaurant
  • Sharon Temperance Hall
  • Hungry Brew Hops Restaurant