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Kelowna philanthropist looking for 100 women who care

Rose Sexsmith (centre), the well-known face of Rose’s pub, Hanna’s restaurant and registered charity Wild Woman Wise Woman, has started another group that plans to raise at least $20,000 a year for local charities.
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July 11, 2014 - 2:02 PM

KELOWNA – The woman behind Rose’s pub, Hanna’s restaurant and the Wild Woman Wise Woman Foundation, has started another organization with plans to raise at least $20,000 a year for local charities.

“We’ve put on a fundraiser every year in support of women and children and it was a lot of work,” Rose Sexsmith says. “I kept saying there has to be an easier way and one of my friends who also sat on our committee found 100 Women Who Care.”

100 Women Who Care started in Michigan in 2006. The idea has since spread around the world with the goal being to get at least 100 women in each community to commit to making a cash donation four times a year.

The Kelowna chapter has decided each member will donate $50 four times a year and at the first meeting on July 8 more than $3,000 was raised for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.

Sexsmith says members put the name of the charity they would like the group to support into a hat, three names are drawn and then there is a vote. The same charity cannot win more than once a year.

“We called our chapter 100 + Women who Care because we are sure that there will be way more than 100,” she says. “Everyone gets a tax receipt and it takes less than an hour.”

The simplistic approach makes it possible to raise more money for more charities with less effort.

Anyone interested should visit this website for details on how to join.

“Come on board,” she says. “Maybe we’ll be the first 200 Women Who Care.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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