100 Women Who Care
SCIO’s Sault Ste. Marie regional office received an incredibly generous donation of $13,300 from 100 Women Who Care SSM! 100 Women Who Care SSM raised the whopping amount for the Enhancing Independence Fund, which helps our clients purchase much-needed equipment. The amount raised during the 100+ WWC event is expected to grow by another $1000 as cheques roll in from those unable to attend.
Who are 100 Women Who Care?
100 Women Who Care is a group of women passionate about their community. Their formula is simple yet brilliant. Four times a year, 100+ women meet for one hour and individually donate $100 to a local charity. Cumulatively, the women’s total donation amounts to $10,000 or more. Members can also form teams of two or four people to amass a $100 donation.
How is the charity chosen?
During the one hour meeting, all those who donate $100 submit the name of an eligible organization by ballot. To be considered, the charity must be small, grass-roots, operate on a shoestring budget and have limited staff support. Then, from these selections, three ballots are chosen at random. Attendees then vote to select one organization to receive all funds raised at the next meeting. The funds raised go directly to the charity.
Since its inception in May 2016, 100+ Women Who Care SSM has helped raise an astonishing $134,697 for the local community!
Past recipients include:
- Algoma Autism Foundation
- The Soup Kitchen
- Breaking Away
- Pauline’s Place
- Women in Crisis (Algoma)
- No Limits Adaptive Ski Association and SkiAbility Algoma
- Meals on Wheels
- Sault Search and Rescue
Big thanks go to the executive team and all the 100+ Women Who Care SSM for their hard work and dedication to the community. Our world needs more kindness, and compassion and 100+ WWC is leading by example.