How fast can a group put $10,000 into the hands of a locl charity? This group says in under an hour.

By Staff


January 23, 2014

It sounds really simple.  It’s as direct as you’re ever going to get in terms of getting money into the hands of people.

All you have to do is care and can space a part of an evening four times a year and are willing to write a cheque for $100.  Who does your money go to – you decide, along with the other women in the room.

Sort of like mainlining a donation. 

The Burlington Chapter of 100 Women Who Care will be holding its first meeting Wednesday January 29, 2014; bringing together women who care about the community, it’s people and causes and who are committed to community service. 100 Women Who Care is a concept that’s been taking root in many communities across North America and now it’s coming to life in Burlington.

The concept is very simple – 100 women (or more),  $100 each (or more if you choose), 1 hour meetings 4 times per year. The goal is for 100 Women Who Care Burlington to collectively generate a minimum of $40,000 annually for local charitable initiatives. The impact is very powerful!

Donations from each meeting go directly to local charities.  The idea appears to be efficient.  The 100 woman meet, choose a charity, write the cheques, chit chat for a bit and go home.

In just over an hour some group that needs help has $10,000 they didn’t have an hour earlier.

Exactly how the group decides what the charity is going to be; does it all have to go to a single charity, are tax receipts generated?  That all gets worked out at the meeting.  Could be neat – could be very effective.

Meet for an hour.

Jointly select a local charitable initiative.

Each write a $100 cheque to the selected Registered Charity and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation.

Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 improves the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of deserving grass-roots agencies working to serve the local community.

This Group Is Perfect For You If:  you are committed to helping others in our community but are stretched for time; you want to be part of a powerful group of local women making an immediate, direct and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours; you want 100% of your donations to go directly to local charity;

The people putting this together in Burlington are: Marion Goard; Pat Grant; Megan Teall and Laurel Hubber.  Click on their email address below if you’ve any questions.

Laurel Hubber:

Marion Goard: 

Megan Teall:

Pat Grant:


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