November 12, 2015 - 1:42 PM
KELOWNA - The success of the 100 Men Who Give a Damn!, a group of men who want to give back to their community but have limited time, has grown to 320 members and counting. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, over 200 of those members were in attendance and they had the opportunity to hear pitches from three local charities – Kelowna Community Resources, Cystic Fibrosis, and the Clubhouse Childcare Center.
Each of the three charities “pitched” their causes for five minutes, sharing with the group what their charity is all about and how the money would be spent in the community. At the end of the brief presentations, a vote was held and the Clubhouse Childcare Center was selected to be the second recipient from the 100 Men Who Give a Damn!
Clubhouse Childcare Center is a non-profit, charitable organization serving the central Kelowna community. The clubhouse farm program was created to allow children to play, relax and exercise in a natural environment. The money raised will be used to purchase new equipment, including a tractor, which will allow them to get more children’s groups outside.
“The final tally for money raised is not yet known as many members who were not present are calling, emailing and stopping by to drop off cheques. It’s so great to see the buy-in from all of the members and their commitment to making sure that the money gets to the charity even if they were unable to make the meeting” stated Kelowna 100 men co-founder Brett Millard.
Chris Wills, co-founder, added that “with over 200 of our 317 members present, the event was an amazing success providing an opportunity to socialize and hear the great work of three local charities. In less than 60 minutes, we were able to collectively make a huge impact in our community and provide much needed funds to a worthy cause”.
The next event will be held on Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016, at a location yet to be determined.
Three new charities will be randomly selected from a pool of all nominated charities 30 days in advance of the next meeting.
The selected charities must meet the group’s three basic criteria; they must be CRA registered, must be in existence for at least one year and the money raised must be injected back into the local community.
If you want to join the group, you can find the registration page at www.100menkelowna.com/join.
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