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Local Chapter of ‘100 Women Who Care’ Launched

by Shanine Sealey

Have you ever wanted to help raise money in order to make a difference, but are unable to commit to the timeframe involved? Well, you are not alone. There are so many of us that are interested in helping various charities or organizations; however, due to the hectic schedules of our everyday lives, it is difficult to find the time in which to do so. Between work, family, responsibility at home, social commitments and all of the other things that keep us on the go, when those fleeting free moments become available, sometimes filling them with one more commitment is the last thing on your mind. There is a solution to this dilemma. 100 Women Who Care Warman, Martensville & Area is a new opportunity in which to contribute to a worthy cause.

The basis of this group works around the idea that 100 women each donate $100 and all money raised goes towards a charitable organization. Currently, there are five women from the Martensville and Warman area that have worked together to coordinate and launch the local chapter of 100 Women Who Care and each of these women have the same goal – to utilize the power of collective giving. “It is a simple concept – fundraising for community focused impact. We are not a registered charity, non-profit organization or club. 100 Women Who Care is simply a group of volunteer facilitators who provide networking events to bring together caring, giving women to make an immediate, direct and positive effect on the lives of our neighbors,” organizer Tina Searcy explained.

The commitment to being involved in 100 Women Who Care consists of meeting three to four times each year and donating $100 each to a registered charity, which is selected by the members. With 100 women each making their donation, it equals an incredible total of $10,000 that can go towards the chosen charity. The local chapter is planning on meeting three times in 2018, alternating venues between Martensville and Warman. Meetings for 2018 will be held the third Monday of January, April and October. “If you are unable to attend, voting can be done by proxy and the payment can be brought forward by a friend or mail directly to the chosen charity,” Searcy added.

The selected charity will be chosen through a nomination and voting process. Members are invited to nominate charities that are registered through CRA. “These nominations are essentially put in a bucket and the committee will draw three to present at the next meeting. The three charities each make five minute presentations. The members vote and the charity with the most votes is chosen to receive the donation,” said Searcy.

As a new organization, operating on a non-existent budget, the local chapter of 100 Women Who Care is currently looking for individuals to help with certain areas. “We have a small wish list where we are seeking help with. Some items include printing needs, meeting door prizes and small financial sponsorship to cover some operating costs.”

If you are interested in contributing to this incredible group of women, contact Tina Searcy at tinasearcy@sasktel.net.
For more information, or to fill out a membership form, visit www.100womenwhocarewma.com. You can also find updates about the group on Facebook under ‘100 Women Who Care Warman/Martensville & Area’.

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