The group that gathered for the first 50 Women $50 meeting in the spring of 2018. Photo: Betsy Kline

Women Care Castlegar offers funding to local charities

Women Care Castlegar is a group of community-minded philanthropic women

Women Care Castlegar is a group of community-minded philanthropic women who come together three times per year to connect, find out about the great work being done in our local charitable sector, and raise money and awareness for local charitable causes.

At each meeting, three local charitable organizations have approximately five minutes to present who they are and what they do, and the ways that community can support them. Members then choose their favourite by secret ballot, and the charity with the most votes receives all the donations from that evening. Meetings are held in February, May, and October. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kootenay Gallery of Art located at 120 Heritage Way.

Originally formed under the name 50 Women $50, the group voted for some organizational changes last fall. Previously the cost to attend meetings was set at $50, however under the new structure members are invited to contribute to the group in whatever capacity they can. Donations of any denomination are gratefully accepted, and those over $20 will receive a charitable donation receipt from that evening’s charity of choice.

Charitable organizations interested in giving a presentation must submit an expression of interest in writing to womencarecastlegar@gmail.com no later than Jan. 31. The three charities chosen will be contacted in early February and must be available for an evening presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Only registered charities are eligible to present, however the group is looking at ways to support other non-profit groups doing great work in our community.

New members are always welcome. For more information email womencarecastlegar@gmail.com or keep up to date by visiting Facebook @womencarecastlegar.

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