KAWARTHA LAKES-100 Men Who care of Kawartha Lakes is now 136 men after a record-breaking meeting last Thursday.
The charity welcomed 16 new members including Mayor Doug Elmslie. 100 Men of Kawartha Lakes gather for one hour every three months. The December meeting was held at Boston Pizza in Lindsay. At each meeting they jointly select a local charity and write a $100 cheque (per person) to the selected organization.
“Overall everyone was thrilled to see our growth and are very excited for 2023 to see our group hit our next target of 150 men.” said 100 Men.
The group heard pitches from heard three amazing local charities. The John Howard Society, Crime Stoppers and The Kawartha Food Source, all vying for a donation.
After a very close vote, the Kawartha Food Source was the recipient of $9,700 at the meeting and a total of $13,600 with members who could not attend, donating post-meeting.
The first 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 in Jackson, Michigan, USA. At their first 1 hour meeting, the Jackson chapter raised $10,000 which went toward the purchase of 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city.
Today, there are over 83 chapters 100 Women groups in North America including one in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The movement is spreading across Canada and at last count, there are now over 39,100 Men groups.
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