Vicky Earle is one of the many women who are members of 100 Women Who Care, Uxbridge.
When asked why she joined, Earle replies that it’s a great way for her to support the community where she’s lived for nearly 50 years.
“At the meetings, we listen to presentations from three local charities—each nominated by members—and we vote by ballot for the one we believe is most deserving of our financial help,” Earle says,
Earle adds that it’s enlightening to hear about the work of these organizations and gratifying to find out how the funds make a difference.
“I’ve learned a lot about our local charities and the important contribution they make to people’s quality of life. And, close to my heart, we’ve helped a few animal organizations as well.”
Earle encourages others to join. There are four meetings per year and members donate $100 each time, or there’s the option to set up a team of four and give $25. Income tax receipts are issued to donors.
“100 Women Who Care is an effective fundraising group. All the money we donate goes to the chosen charity. It’s rewarding for everyone involved.”
We are 100 women in Uxbridge who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service. We gather for just one hour every three months where, at each meeting, we jointly select a local charity (must be based and/or serve Uxbridge) or not-for-profit organization and write a $100 cheque (per person) to the selected organization.
Then, join 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge!
100 Women Who Care was started in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, as a brilliantly simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities, Her group of 100 Women, at their first one-hour meeting, each wrote a cheque for $100 directly to the charity, raising $10,000 to buy 300 new cribs for an organization in their city. Since then, they have grown to over 200 members and 100 Women Who Care chapters are forming all over the country.
Andrea Scowcroft brought the idea to Uxbridge after speaking to her sister, Meighan, who belongs to the chapter in Kingston. When she told her friends, Janice Fitger and Mimi Brown about the idea, they immediately offered to help! Miranda Sheppard has been an amazing help with this initiative from the beginning and in fact was our first member! Miranda has agreed to join the Executive as our Creative Director. Together, they co-founded 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge!
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