August 05, 2016 - 10:23 AM
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, continues to amaze.
The group has already raised over $82,000 for local charities and on Wednesday, Aug. 10 they are expecting to break the $100,000 mark.
Starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), the non-organization will host its fifth event at Kelowna BMW with Moxie’s Bar & Grill providing the refreshments.
The fifth meeting will again see three local charities give a five minute “pitch” on their cause and then the members present will vote on which charity will receive the funds. In under an hour, one local charity can receive a direct cash injection of around $20,000 to $25,000.
“The membership numbers have continued to climb since our first meeting and we’re seeing new members join on a daily basis. I am really excited to see us break the $100,000 mark with this next event," co-founder Brett Millard said.
“The members love the fact that the concept is so simple. There are no additional requests for time or monetary donations. All that is requested when a member signs up is their commitment to the community of four hours and $400 per year, that’s it," co-founder Chris Wills said.
Freedom’s Door was the benefactor of the last event in April and they have joined CMHA Kelowna, the Clubhouse Farm and the Pathways Abilities Society in receiving much needed funding from this non-organization.
“We are so grateful to the 100 Men Who Give a Damn. It’s a brilliant concept. Not only are they changing lives through their generosity, they are building community,” Shelagh Turner of CMHA Kelowna, said.
If you want to join the group before the next event, it only takes a couple of minutes to signup online. You can find the registration page online here.
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