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100 Men of Oceanside group donates more than $14K to hospice society

Organization has given more than $190K to PQB charities
Accepting a $14,050 cheque from 100 Men of Oceanside’s Kim Burden, left, is Julie Chambers, executive director of Oceanside Hospice. Witnessing the presentation are members of the Oceanside Hospice Society and the 100 Men organizing group. (Contributed photo)

The 100 Men of Oceanside have made their latest donation, this time a cheque for $14,050 to the Oceanside Hospice Society.

The donation was presented on April 3 and which was an all-time record in terms of the amount that 100 Men has presented to any one charity since its founding in late 2019.

The donation will enable Oceanside Hospice Society to launch a new initiative designed to assist men who have suffered the death of a loved one to effectively grieve their loss. The purpose of the initiative will be to make it easier for grieving men to access the support services offered by the society and to tailor these services to meet their unique needs.

The next meeting of the 100 Men of Oceanside will take place June 5 (7 p.m.) at the Parksville Community Centre, 233 Mills St. in Parksville (next to Starbucks). A social hour starting at 6 p.m. precedes the meeting.

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100 Men is actively recruiting new members and any man residing in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area who is interested in joining the work of the group can get more information (and sign up to participate) by going to the website, emailing or by attending the June meeting.

The 100 Men of Oceanside group meets quarterly and its members commit to contribute $100 individually at each meeting to support an eligible area charitable group. Members’ individual donations of $100 quarterly ($400 per year) are issued federal tax receipts by the recipient organization and 100 per cent of member donations goes to the selected charities.

Since its inception in December 2019, the 100 Men group has contributed more than $190,000 to charitable groups that provide services and support to the residents of Parksville Qualicum Beach.

— NEWS Staff