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 the meeting, they are still required to provide a cheque. There are three ways to have a cheque sent in:
  • Preferred: Send a signed cheque for $100 with a friend who can fill in the decided charity name the night of the meeting. The friend still retains only one vote.
  • Mail a cheque made out to the selected charity to: Judy Poulin: 60 Kingsgate Crescent , Mount Albert, On L0G 1M0
  • Drop off an envelope with your cheque to the front desk of any RBC Branch in Aurora, East Gwillimbury or Newmarket with the following information: Attention: Laurie Brakeboer, RBC Royal Bank, TRANSIT: 03342, Yonge and Dawson Manor. Ask for it to be sent via INTERNAL mail.
  • 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 the meetings as we start registration at 6:15.



    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.



    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.



    How Do I Know What Charity Was Selected? [+]

    An email is sent out after the meeting to all members with the information regarding which charity was selected. They can also check the Facebook page. The member(team) must send in a cheque to 100 Women CYR by the Friday, the week following the meeting.