WHO WE ARE
100+ people of the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia, raising $40,000+ a year for local charities in four hours over the course of a year. As simple - and as powerful - as that!
Our membership is open to men, women, and individuals who use other terms to self-identify, who live in or near the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia. Some members choose to participate in teams (of 2 or 4 people). Our membership includes folks from Windsor to Digby. See our Member List.
WHO SHOULD JOIN
ANYBODY! We hope to involve people whose history of donating to local non-profit organizations is infrequent, unfocused, non-existent, OR who may be able to dig a little deeper in giving. We also hope to attract young folks who are perhaps just beginning their career, and impress upon them the importance of regular, meaningful giving to our community.
If you regularly donate to a local non-profit organization – PLEASE DON’T STOP! Those organizations count on your help and it is not our intention to redirect that support.
You should join us.
HOW IT WORKS
This is the Power of 100.
But it's not about us.
Our 100+ group is not a registered organization. We have no bank account, no Treasurer, no administrative expenses - and we want to keep it that way.
Bring together 100 (or more) giving people in Annapolis Valley who care about local community causes and who are committed to community service.
Meet for an hour (or less!). We jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization.
Each member writes a $100 cheque to the selected organization and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation.
Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of deserving grass-roots agencies working to serve the local community.
In 2013, Paula Huntley of Kentville founded the 100 Women Who Care Annapolis Valley. This group met quarterly, although we no longer have records of the chosen recipients before 2017. In 2017, Paula stepped down as Chair and Steph Sedgwick became a Chair with Dora Dorman. In 2018, Sara White volunteered as Co-Chair with Steph, and then in 2020 Kathy Whitewood also joined as Charity Liaison.
In January 2021, the 100 Women group made a big shift and changed its focus to a more inclusive membership open to any giving individual in the Valley, becoming the 100+ Who Care Giving Group.
Meeting #13 – Feb 22, 2017
- FSTRA (Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association) - chosen charity
- Randall House Museum
- Not recorded
Meeting #12 – November 21, 2016
- Kings County SPCA - chosen charity
- Valley Pregnancy Centre
- Kids Action Program
Meeting #11 – August 25, 2016
- Kentville Library - chosen charity
- The Fundy Inter-church Food bank
- Valley Regional Hospital Foundation
Meetings 1-10 - no details on file.
See? You should totally join us.
Our group is not the first of its kind - not by a long shot!
There are a variety of 100 Women Who Care, 100 Men Who Care, 100 People Who Care, and even Kids and Teens groups as well. It all started when the first 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, USA. At their first one-hour meeting, the Jackson 100 Women Who Care group raised $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city! Their membership has now grown to nearly 300 members and other cities across Canada and the United States are forming groups.
The list of groups has grown significantly and we encourage you to check out the 100 Who Care Alliance website for listings of Chapters.