New group do­nates to Home Hori­zon’s

The Enterprise-Bulletin (Collingwood) - - SPORTS -

COLLING­WOOD — Two months ago, 100+ Women Who Care South Ge­or­gian Tri­an­gle had five mem­bers and a de­sire to try and help.

The plan was sim­ple: get 100 women to­gether for one hour and each do­nate $ 100 to a lo­cal char­ity of their choos­ing.

The idea had been de­vel­oped in the United States and over the past cou­ple of years be­came a North Amer­i­can phe­nom­e­non.

“There is a chap­ter in Bar­rie and an­other over in Grey- Bruce. There are 200 chap­ters in this coun­try and re­ally, the con­cept is to bring a 100 peo­ple or more. We have cho­sen women, but there are groups that are a 100 men and 100 chil­dren, they all get to­gether and they all get to know the char­ity. It has to be a lo­cal char­ity, and it is a char­ity that has a project go­ing on that could use the money right away,” said Cather­ine Daw, one of the found­ing mem­bers.

Last week at their in­au­gu­ral meet­ing, 125 women at­tended at the Colling­wood Le­gion all in­tent on mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

Three char­i­ties were ran­domly se­lected from the nom­i­na­tions pro- More than 120 women at­tended the in­au­gu­ral meet­ing of 100+ Women Who Care South Ge­or­gian Tri­an­gle in a one- night fundrais­ing ef­fort. By the end of the hour- long meet­ing, $ 12,500 was raised for Home Hori­zons Bar­bara Wei­der House. Char­i­ties were ran­domly se­lected from the nom­i­na­tions pro­vided by mem­bers. The group plans to meet quar­terly to vote on an­other de­serv­ing char­ity. vided by mem­bers. The nom­i­nat­ing mem­bers pre­sented on be­half of their nom­i­nated char­ity. Af­ter a pas­sion­ate dis­cus­sion in which all three char­i­ties ben­e­fited by in­creas­ing aware­ness of their good work, the mem­ber­ship se­lected Home Hori­zon’s Bar­bara Wei­der House to re­ceive their do­na­tion.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Bar­bara Wei­der House will at­tend the next meet­ing of 100+ Women to let the group know the dif­fer­ence they made in help­ing them bet­ter serve their com­mu­nity.

Char­i­ties that are se­lected are not cho­sen again for three years to make sure that the group can help as many char­ity part­ners as they can. Char­i­ties who were se­lected are in­vited to the fol­low­ing meet- ing to tell mem­bers how the money was spent.

The group meets four times a year, with the next meet­ing on Nov. 22 at 7 p. m. To learn more or to be­come a mem­ber, visit 100wom­en­south­ge­or­gian­tri­an­gle. com.

ROBERT BURCHER/ SPE­CIAL TO THE EN­TER­PRISE- BUL­LETIN

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