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100 women create an enormous gift

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ROBERT BURCHER PHOTO/ SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN
More than 120 women attended the inaugral meeting of 100 Women who care South Georgian Triangle in a one night fund-raising effort. By the end of the hour long meeting $12,500 was raised for Home Horizons Barbara Weider House. Charities were randomly selected from the nominations provided by members. The group plans to meet quarterly to vote on another deserving charity.

ROBERT BURCHER PHOTO/ SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN More than 120 women attended the inaugral meeting of 100 Women who care South Georgian Triangle in a one night fund-raising effort. By the end of the hour long meeting $12,500 was raised for Home Horizons Barbara Weider House. Charities were randomly selected from the nominations provided by members. The group plans to meet quarterly to vote on another deserving charity.

COLLINGWOOD — Two months ago, 100+ Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle had five members and a desire to try and help.

 

The plan was simple: get 100 women together for one hour and each donate $100 to a local charity of their choosing.

The idea had been developed in the United States and over the past couple of years became a North American phenomenon.

“There is a chapter in Barrie and another over in Grey-Bruce. There are 200 chapters in this country and really, the concept is to bring a 100 people or more. We have chosen women, but there are groups that are a 100 men and 100 children, they all get together and they all get to know the charity. It has to be a local charity, and it is a charity that has a project going on that could use the money right away,” said Catherine Daw, one of the founding members.

Last week at their inaugural meeting, 125 women attended at the Collingwood Legion all intent on making a difference.

Three charities were randomly selected from the nominations provided by members. The nominating members presented on behalf of their nominated charity. After a passionate discussion in which all three charities benefited by increasing awareness of their good work, the membership selected Home Horizon’s Barbara Weider House to receive their donation.

A representative from Barbara Weider House will attend the next meeting of 100+ Women to let the group know the difference they made in helping them better serve their community.

Charities that are selected are not chosen again for three years to make sure that the group can help as many charity partners as they can. Charities who were selected are invited to the following meeting to tell members how the money was spent.

The group meets four times a year, with the next meeting on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. To learn more or to become a member, visit 100womensouthgeorgiantriangle.com.  



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