100 Men Who Give a Damn! - YEG has exceeded their initial goal of 100 members.
100 Men Who Give a Damn! - YEG is pleased to announce that the initial goal of finding one hundred members within YEG interested in meeting quarterly and assisting some very worthy charitable causes has been met and exceeded.
“We are more than pleased by the response in the first 3 weeks”, says one of the founders Cary Williams. This idea started with one Edmontonian who saw a similar group in Calgary. He came back and asked some friends to help. And now we’ve brought on 100 new friends in just three weeks. We’re blown away. This group will change the fortunes of four charities every year, and exceeding our goal expands the reach and financial assistance to those in need. We knew Edmonton was a giving town, but now we’re going to take some inspiration from the Halifax group and set our goals higher. If we have 200 members at our inaugural meeting in October, we’ll be able to provide $20,000 to a local charity in just one day. That’s really exciting”.
Interested individuals should visit www.100MenYEG.com to learn about and join the group.
The first quarterly meeting of 100 Men Who Give a Damn! - YEG will be hosted at The Edmonton Petroleum Club on Wednesday October 15 at 5:30pm.
100 Men Who Give a Damn! - YEG members will each bring a blank $100 cheque to a group meeting four times every year. Three randomly selected local charities will present during each meeting, one will be selected as the recipient, and that charity will then walk away with all the cheques: a minimum of $10,000 in total. Each member's $400 per year commitment translates into a minimum of $40,000 for four local charities. The group considers itself to be a 'non-organization' as there is no board, no joint stocks registration, no treasurer, no income and no expenses. Every penny goes to the selected charity - the group simply facilitates the donations.