How long has 100 Women Who Care London been in existence?

Londoners Susan Nickle and Twee Brown were immediately drawn to the idea after hearing about 100 Women Who Care Toronto.  The planning for this new organization started in June 2012.  The group in London has over 300 members and is the second Canadian 100 Women Who Care organization.  They hope the idea expands to other Canadian cities.  The inaugural meeting took place on October 1st, 2012 at The London Hunt and Country Club.

Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?

In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the London and surrounding area and it must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations.  It must be previously established (no start-ups).  No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to the local community.  An organization that is selected for the group donation may not be considered again until 3 years have passed.  The exception is a specific program within a large organization (for example a specific department or program within a hospital), which may be considered again after one year for a different program or department.  

How often can a charity be nominated?

A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is has not been a recipient of the group's donation in the past.  Once the charity has been selected, it will not be put up for reconsideration for another 3 years.  This will allow other charities the chance to get selected.  A charity may also be nominated more than once by different members at each meeting, giving it a greater chance of being presented.

Who can nominate?

Any member in good standing can submit one charitable organization per meeting for consideration.  However, he/she must complete our online Organization Submission Form at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.  The member who nominates must be the one presenting the charity.  Guests are not permitted to present.

What does "good standing"  mean?

A member in good standing has donated to all the charities for as long as he/she has been a member.

Is my donation tax deductible? 

Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group.  Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Who Care London.  Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.   

How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?

A member who has signed the Commitment Form and is in good standing can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. At random, three organizations will be selected from the hat.  The nominating members will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation and then spend 5 minutes for Q & A.  We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!

What if I cannot attend a meeting? 

If a member cannot attend a meeting he/she can do one of two things:

1. The member can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting (preferred).  The friend will write the name of the charity on the cheque and give it to the organizers on his/her behalf.  The friend may vote on behalf of the absent member.  Each $100 donation cheque is equal to one vote.

2. The member can check the website, Facebook or Twitter pages, or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected.  A newsletter will be sent to the members announcing the selected charity shortly after the meeting.  100 Women and Kids members can send their donations to 1862 Riverbend Rd. London, N6K 0A4.  100 Men members can send their cheques to 373 Commissioners Rd W, London, N6J 1Y4.

Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?

Because the goal of 100 Who Care London is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, we ask members not to.  We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member's donation being part of the larger donation.  This is the power of joining forces!   We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings.

How long do the meetings last?

Meetings are intended to be short and no longer than 60 minutes.  That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize before and after the meeting.  

Can I bring a friend to the meeting?

Of course you can!  We are always seeking men and women who care!  However, in order to vote he/she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member.  Otherwise he/she is welcome to be an observer at one of our meetings.  Your friend can also  contribute a donation if he or she likes. 

Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Who Care London?

Absolutely not!  100 Who Care London is organized and operated entirely by volunteers.  Our meeting space has been generously donated by The London Hunt and Country Club.  The group sincerely thanks Jeremy deValk for donating his time and creativity in setting up this website.  We thank Kidscape and Mein Street and for donating their staff's labour and materials for each meeting.  100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations!

What do you do with my personal information?

100 Who Care London collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list.  100 Who Care London will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law.

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