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Are you interested in making a positive impact within the Oakville community, but have limited time and resources to give? If so, then 100 Women Who Care Oakville might be for you!

 

Founded in 2013, 100 Women Who Care Oakville is one of more than 600 similar groups located worldwide that focus on coordinating funding for local, community charitable organizations. We gather at quarterly meetings for one hour to hear three short presentations on local nonprofits in need. Members vote and each person e-transfers or writes their cheque for $100 directly to the chosen nonprofit resulting in a collective, impactful donation.  

 

The group is run entirely by volunteers with no administrative fees solicited from members. This way 100% of the donation goes directly to the charity.

 

Membership is always open!

 

what we do

We bring Oakville’s caring, giving women together for 4 one-hour long gatherings  per year. Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting. By vote, we choose one hardworking local charitable organization to donate the entire pool of money to, meaning the selected organization may receive a group donation of $10,000 or more.

 

This giving circle concept isn't restricted only to women! Check out our local chapters;

www.100teenswhocareoakville.com

www.100guyswhocareoakville.com

 

Interested in joining?

 

Frequently asked questions

How do charitable organizations in Oakville get involved?


Organizations must be nominated by an active member of 100 Women Who Care Oakville to be considered. We invite organizations to like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram to keep connected and informed of our upcoming events. Many of our members are also looking for a charitable cause to nominate. We invite featured organizations to educate our membership about their causes through our social media platforms.




What is the 100WWCO criteria for a charity to qualify?


The charitable organization must be a registered charity able to provide tax receipts for donations. The charitable organization must have been operating within the community of Oakville for at least 12 months. The charitable organization must have an office within the city limits of the Town of Oakville, or the be responsobile for serving the Region of Halton, and it MUST provide direct services or programs to Oakville residents. The charitable organization must have local impact within the Town of Oakville.




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 to receive the group's donation, 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 ACTIVE member in good standing can submit one charitable organization per meeting for consideration. An online Nomination Form must be submitted at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting. The member nominating a charity must have attended at least one meeting prior to submission, and be the one presenting the charity. Guests are not permitted to present.




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 Women Who Care Oakville. 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: The member can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend/member to the meeting. The friend/member will write the name of the charity on the cheque and give it to the organizers on their behalf. The friend/member may vote on behalf of the absent member. Each $100 donation cheque is equal to one vote. An etransfer for $100 may be sent to 100womenwhocareoakville@gmail.com The absent member can check the website, Facebook or Social media pages, or contact the leadership team via email to find out which charity was selected. An email will be sent to the members announcing the selected charity shortly after the meeting.




Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?


Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Oakville is about Compound Caring, we ask that members not to forward their donations directly to the chairty of choice. We want to be able to support fully support our mission and give $10,000+ dollars at one time to make a stronger impact in our community. 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 women who care! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise she is welcome to be an observer at one of our meetings. Your friend can also contribute a donation if she likes.




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


Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care Oakville is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations!




What do you do with my personal information?


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





 

contact info

 

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE 2019

Co-Directors

Michaela Hutchison -  Ambassador/Nominations/Sponsorship/Donations/Website

Catherine Smith - Treasurer/Membership

Social Media/Communications Guru: Lisa Lan

Volunteer Coordinator: Michaela Hutchison

Venue Coordinator: Darlene Goren

Meeting Emcee: Carole Bertuzzi Luciani

 

Mailing Address:

100 Women Who Care Oakville

C/O Catherine Smith

1235 North Service Road W,

Unit 100

Oakville, Ontario

L6M 2W2

 

Email: 100womenwhocareoakville@gmail.com

Website: www.100womenoakville.com

 

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