Last June the members of 100 Men Who Care-Penticton came together to celebrate the first anniversary of supporting charitable organizations in the South Okanagan-Similkameen region. In that first year, the group’s members donated nearly $30,000 to 15 charities serving the people of Penticton, Keremeos, Summerland, Oliver and Osoyoos. Now, as the 100 Men embark on their second year of work, anyone who is interested in becoming part of this innovative fundraising model is invited to come to the Fall 2017 meeting.
Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cascades Casino Roof Top Patio
201-553 Vees Drive, Penticton, BC
(near the South Okanagan Event Centre)
The goal of 100 Men is simple: get 100 or more men together who want to make a difference, not just in Penticton, but in the communities in the South Okanagan/ Similkameen region. The concept is even simpler: four times a year invite three charitable organizations to make a presentation to the group about the work they do and the communities they support. The 100 Men members vote for the charity of their choice and then each member donates $100. Of the total raised, 80% goes to the charity with the most votes and 10% goes to each of the remaining two charities. Apart from the financial aid the charities receive, the members of 100 Men get a chance to learn about the many charitable organizations that may not get a lot of attention but have a positive impact on communities.
Of course, membership is not limited to 100 participants. The more who join, the more financial support the charities will receive. In these times when more members of society need assistance and when not-for-profit charities often struggle to meet their mandate, the 100 Men Who Care provides an innovative and direct opportunity to help. With a goal of at least 100 members, the organization hopes to raise $10,000 at each event.