Edmonton’s group called 100 Women Who Give. (Facebook)

New West Kootenay women’s group forming to help charities

Organizers are looking for 50 women who will join together to make an impact for local charities.

A new group is forming in the West Kootenay with an aim to make a financial impact for local charities.

The idea is similar to initiatives taking place in other regions under names such as 100 Women Who Care, or in Edmonton — 100 Women Who Give.

The principal is that a group of committed, like-minded women get together once a quarter, already committed to giving a set amount to charity. By pooling their donations and giving it to a charity all at once, they can make more of an impact. Organizers hope the boost in funding will enable the selected charity to be able to plan future projects easier or take on a project or needed upgrade they hadn’t been able to afford.

For the Nelson to Trail corridor, the concept is being scaled down to 5o women who would each give $50 at each quarterly event.

“When you donate $50 to a charity, often you wonder if you are making a difference. But when 50 people donate $50 at the same time, they raise $2,500 for a worthy cause,” explained organizers. “That’s impact. And it takes only a couple of hours. No volunteering, no telemarketing, no event planning, no silent auction donations to solicit. Simply a great way to give back right in our own community.”

The group is currently in the organizational stage and a meeting will be held in Castlegar on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. for those who would like to be a part of this new movement.

Once formed, group members will be allowed to put forward a list of proposed charities to receive the donations and every member will have a say in who gets the donations for each event.

All donations will go directly to the selected charities — the group does not keep any of the funds.

For more information contact Susan at 250-808-3214.

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