WHAT OTHERS ARE ASKING?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Town of Milton and it must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization able to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be previously established (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.
Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Women Who Care Milton. We invite organizations to follow us, and like us on Facebook.
Here charities/non-profit organizations can educate 100 Women Who Care Milton members, and those following us, about their projects.
A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is has not been a recipient of the group’s donation in the past. Once the charity has been selected, it will not be put up for reconsideration for another 2 years. This will allow other charities the chance to get selected. A charity may also be nominated more than once by different members at each meeting, giving it a greater chance of being presented.
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Checks are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Who Care Milton. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
A member who has signed the Commitment Form can submit the name of a local organization at least one week prior to a scheduled meeting for a random drawing by the executive. The nominating members will be asked at the following meeting to give a short 5 minute presentation as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations.
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things:
1. She can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting (preferred). The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the check and give it to the organizers on her behalf. The friend may not vote on behalf of the absent member. We can only count the votes of members who are present at the meeting;
2. The member can check the website/meeting minutes or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected. The member can then send in a cheque to one of the organizers where we will send it to the charity on the member’s behalf.
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Milton is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation. This is the power of joining forces! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings.
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes. That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize before and after the meeting.
Of course you can! We are always seeking women who care! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise she is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.
Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care Milton is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization.
100 Women Who Care Milton collects your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. We will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law. We do like to recognize our members via social media and other avenues. If a member would like to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.