The 100+ Women Who Care have wrapped up their first year of meetings. Most recently, $10,100 was raised and went to the HIV North Society. Co-founder Wanda Moen says this year they have had 3 meetings but they will start a regular cycle in the New Year.
“What we do is we get together four times a year. Each of the meetings is one hour. At the meeting, members submit names of charities and we select three at random at the meeting.”
The three charities come up to present and the group of women chooses who will get the money.
Moen says they started with 50 people but it quickly grew to over 100 throughout 2016.
“Everybody is busy. The fact that you can come together four hours a year and make that big of an impact on our local community. I think that is what is drawing people to the group. We are sitting at around 164 members right now which is amazing.”
The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta and the Grande Prairie Palliative Care & Hospice were other recipients of funds from the group.
Moen says they allow as many women as possible join. Their next meeting is on March 9th, 2017 at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club.