How it works

100+ Women to choose worthy Calgary charities to support. We aim to raise at least $40,000 per year.

Giving should be easy!  And fun!  Now it is.  Join us here.

Together:

Bring together 100 (or more) women in Calgary who care about local community causes and want to help.

Meet for an hour.

Jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization.

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

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

How We Work

  • Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year.
  • Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
  • Any member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may  nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.
  • The nominating members of three randomly selected organizations will make a five minute presentation about the organization to the group and a Q&A session will follow.
  • Each member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations.
  • Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes.
  • The selected organization will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more!
  • Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.
  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization.
  • Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to give her cheque to another Member to deliver on her behalf.
  • Organizations under consideration must serve the Calgary area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
  • An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.
  • A successful organization is not eligible for future consideration for 1 year but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization.
  • Ties will be decided by randomly selecting one of the tied organizations by draw.
  • The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
  • Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.

If You:

  • are committed to helping others in our community but are stretched for time;
  • want to be part of a powerful group of local women making an immediate, direct and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours;
  • want 100% of your donations to go directly to local charity;
  • want to learn more about the many worthy community service programs and organizations servicing Calgary.
Join 100 Women Who Care Calgary to help make this difference.

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