Women pack big punch for charity

100 Oceanside Women to raise $10,000 in one hour for local organizations

One local charity is about to get a substantial economic boost, thanks to the local chapter of 100+ Women Who Care.

100+ Women Who Care Oceanside plans to raise at least $10,000, four times a year, at their quarterly, one-hour meetings. And the party gets started April 5 during the group’s inaugural meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at Quality Inn Resort Bayside.

Prior to the meeting, members can nominate a local charity. During the meeting to follow, three charities will be randomly selected. After hearing a five-minute presentation about each charity every member will cast a secret ballot for their choice. When the charity that receives the most votes is announced, each woman writes a cheque for $100. The selected charity will send out individual tax receipts to each member.

100 Women multiplied by $100 equals $10,000 and a huge impact for the Parksville Qualicum Beach community.

The Oceanside Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care was founded in January of this year, following the lead of the successful mid-Island chapter. In just one year, that chapter raised more than $48,000 for charities in Ladysmith, Nanaimo, and Lantzville. Three members of that group decided to start the local chapter to help local charities from Nanoose Bay to Bowser.

100+ Women is part of a growing movement that includes more than 400 chapters across North America. The purpose is to bring together community-minded people who want to make a large financial impact for a wide variety of local charities, with a relatively small individual contribution of time and money.

Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to learn more by visiting 100womenoceanside.com or send an email to 100womenoceanside@gmail.com. — Submitted by 100+ Women Oceanside