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About Us

Herstory

Founded in 2013, 100 Women Who Care Oakville is one of more than 700 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.  

 

Our group is led by a volunteer team and we collect no administrative fees. Members, local businesses and community connection donate spaces, refreshments and supplies so we can gather. So a full 100% of the donations members make go to the charities.

 

We welcome anyone to join as a member, at any time during the year. Join here

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What we do

We organize quarterly events which gather together 100+ caring, compassionate and community-minded women and connect them with three local community non profit agencies doing great work in our area. We hear short pitches from each agency all about their work and their funding needs.

 

All members make a commitment when they join to make a tax deductible donation of $100 at each meeting. 

By vote, we choose one of the three agencies to whom we will donate the entire pool of donations made by the membership.  This collective giving circle raises as much as $10,000 or more for the selected organization four times a year.  Pretty amazing stuff.

 

And the 100 Women Who Care giving circle concept isn't just a women thing- there are 100 Teens Who Care and 100 Guys Who Care all around the world. 

what we do
FAQs
  • How can a Oakville charitable organization be considered for a donation ?
    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 are the criteria for a charity to qualify to be nominated?
    The charitable organization must be a registered charity, in order to able to provide tax receipts for donations to our members. The charitable organization must have been operating within the community of Oakville for at least 12 months. The charitable organization must either have an office within the city limits of the Town of Oakville or be responsible for serving the Region of Halton. 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 presenter in the past year or a charity of choice in the past 3 years. This will allow other charities the chance to get selected. A charity may also be nominated more than once by different members, 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 within the deadline provided in the Call for Nominations on our social media pages. The member nominating a charity must have attended at least one meeting prior to submission. 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 random draw of all nominated charities is done in order to select 3 charities to present at each meeting. The nominated charities will give a short 5 minute presentation about their organization and how the donation would be used. Any organizations that were not drawn to present remain in the pool of organizations for subsequent draws.
  • What if I cannot attend a meeting?
    If a member cannot attend a meeting, they can e-transfer funds and, after doing so, can vote through our online voting system. An etransfer for $100 may be sent to 100womenwhocareoakville@gmail.com The absent member can check the social media pages, or contact the leadership team via email, to find out which 3 charities were drawn to present. An email will be sent to the members announcing the selected charity shortly after the meeting and updates will be made on social pages.
  • 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.
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