7:00pm September 29, 2020
Virtual Meeting Facebook live
$+423,045 since 2015
Making a difference in our community.
100+ Women Who Care Red Deer
EMPOWERING. EFFECTIVE. EFFICIENT.
in our community.
SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
Since 2015, more than $380,000 has been raised for these local charities:
Canadian Mental Health Association
Mustard Seed School Lunch Program
Street Ties Youth Outreach -Vantage Community Services
Turning Point Society – Womens Program
The Salvation Army
HOW WE WORK
Here’s how it works:
At our current membership level, we will raise more than $17,000 at each meeting.
Simple. Quick. Fun!
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REGISTRATION: 6:15 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
MEETING: 7:00-8:00 P.M
SOCIAL HOUR: 8:00-9:00 P.M. CASH
Who are we.
ABOUT THE 100 WHO CARE
We couldn’t think of a reason not to start 100 Women Who Care Red Deer. We compiled an email list of amazing, community-minded women, sent an invitation and then crossed our fingers. The night of our first meeting – February 8, 2015 – was cold, snowy and windy. We weren’t sure how many of the 120 women who responded to our invitation would actually show up, but we needn’t have worried. That night, more than 225 women came through the doors of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club.
We were a little overwhelmed. We were short on chairs, registration forms, and ballots. One thing not in short-supply was enthusiasm!
We muddled through the first night, big grins on our faces as we scrambled and improvised a few things. With even bigger grins and lots of adrenalin, we compiled the donations later that night at Cindy’s house over a glass of wine. In one hour, our members had donated $22,700 to the Eastview Middle School Play Structure Project, helping break a log-jam after years fundraising by the school’s parents and staff. We have such fond memories of that exciting night!
With such an enthusiastic response, we added a ‘+’ to our name.
We are so grateful to the generous women of Red Deer and district that have embraced this community fundraising initiative and look forward to the years ahead. We having so much fun! There are still so many worthy organizations in need of a boost.
To our current members, thank you for your continued support. To anyone who’d like to learn more, we encourage you to attend a meeting and check us out. It’s just 4 hours a year of your time and such a simple way make a huge impact on our community.
Cindy Jefferies and Susan Knopp
Founders, 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer
AWARENESS TO ALL WOMEN
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Why should I consider joining 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer?
- It’s simple, quick and fun: in just one hour you can be part of a group that donates $10,000 – or more – to a local charity. Collectively we make an impact.
- You get to learn about a variety of groups who work in our community.
- There’s minimal time commitment: just four meetings per year.
- You get to share some time with like-minded women. You can reconnect with friends and colleagues. You can meet new friends.
- You believe in local charities and local causes.
- You want to be part of a powerful group of women who care and who are having an immediate, direct, and positive impact on our community.
- You want to see the impact that your donations make.
- 100% of the funds raised go to the charities selected.
What is the main goal of 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer?
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
Is the membership level capped?
Is my donation tax deductible?
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
How can my vote still count if I am not present at a meeting?
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
- She can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting. (This is the preferred method.) The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the organizers on her behalf.
- The member can check the website/meeting minutes or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected. The member can then send in a cheque to one of the organizers where we will send it to the charity on the member’s behalf.
How long do the meetings last?
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Does any of the money I donate go to administration costs of 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer?
What do you do with my personal information?
How do Red Deer charities get in the running?
The charity that is selected to receive our group’s donation will be invited to the next meeting to give a 5-minute speech on how our donation was spent and the impact that was made from the donation.
Helpful tip: At each meeting, a charity CAN be nominated by more than one member. This increases their chances of being drawn for consideration. We must always have three different charities for our members to consider voting for, but multiple nominations for one charity does tip the hat in that charity’s favour to be drawn as one of the three. Please note: the member’s name on the ticket drawn is the person who must come up to speak for the charity. ie: every member that nominates a charity must themselves be willing and able to get up and speak about why our group should vote for that charity and they must also be able to answer questions from the group.