100 Women Who Care

by Tina ~ February 20th, 2013.

As I mentioned in my last blog post, one of the things I take joy in is making a contribution to my city. This extends beyond just the professional organizing community to the wider community of committed and caring women, many of whom are small business owners like myself. I attended the most recent meeting of a group called 100 Women Who Care. They describe themselves as “100+ Toronto women raising $40,000+ a year for local charities in four hours over the course of a year” and that’s exactly what they do — it’s really that simple!

100 Women Who Care Toronto

The group meets for one hour, four times a year, together chooses a local charity or not-for-profit organization, and then each person writes a cheque for $100 to that organization. All of a sudden that’s a donation of thousands of dollars to a deserving cause! You don’t have to be wealthy to make a big difference; that’s the power of individuals coming together with the same goal in mind. Some previous fundraising efforts by the Women Who Care include $9,100 for Street Haven at the Crossroads, which provides shelter and support for women, and $7,350 for Sheena’s Place, a support centre for people affected by eating disorders.

If you’re reading this and thinking how much you’d love to be involved in something so special (and I’m sure you are!) why not join us at our next meeting? New members are always welcome. Our next gathering is coming up on Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm at the Rosedale United Church. Check out the website at www.100womenwhocaretoronto.com for more details on this wonderful group and how you can get involved. I hope to see you on the 26th!

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