100 Guys Giver 110% for Northumberland Supports Local Youth Services
from left: Event organizers, Drew Macklin, Stephen Clarke, Ron Clow and Brian Read
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Direct impact. That was the theme of the night at the inaugural meeting of the new charity group 100 Guys Giver 110% for Northumberland on February 13, 2018, at the Lions Club of Cobourg Community Centre. Nearly 100 members and guests gathered to hear the “pitch” by three local charities; Habitat For Humanity Northumberland, Fare Share Food Bank and Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland. Each organization took about five minutes to talk about why they need community support and how a donation it would help their organizations achieve their goals.
Upon completion of the presentations, the members of the group took a private-ballot vote on which organization would receive a donation of over $5,000. All three organizations were viewed as very deserving of community support and those that weren’t chosen can reapply to be part of the donation process again in the future.
“We’re ecstatic about the results tonight,” says co-organizer Steve Clarke. “I was really impressed with the engagement/enthusiasm from our members and we took our first steps to making a direct impact in the community.”
The Northumberland chapter of the group was spearheaded by local business leaders, Stephen Clarke, Drew Macklin, Ron Clow and Brian Read.
100 Guys Giver 110% for Northumberland, is a new type of public-spirited organization that has been springing up in North America. Similar groups aspire to have at least 100 men whose members give a small amount of money which is then donated to a local charity.
This idea builds on the groundwork initiated by the original group in the area, The Northumberland Chapter of 100 Women Who Care, also known as 100 Women With Heart. The concept is simple yet powerful. In both “clubs” members commit to donating $50 per event (or $200 per year) and one hour of their time, once every three months, to support a targeted charity initiative.
Interested in joining the next meeting? For more information or to donate please visit their website or email the group directly. Look for future announcements and meetings so you can help support local charities.