Background

THE HISTORY OF 100 WOMEN WHO CARE
100 Women Who Care was started in November of 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan as a simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities. At their first one-hour meeting, the group of over 100 women each wrote a cheque for $100 directly to The Center for Family Health, their chosen local charity, raising $12,800 to buy 300 new baby cribs. Since then, chapters have formed all over the world.

THE STORY BEHIND 100+ WOMEN WHO CARE VICTORIA
Our local Victoria group was founded in June 2014 when Miriam Byrne and Denise Grant asked Karen Allen, Nora Steves, Susan Bourjeaurd and Tami Tate to join them as the “Leading Ladies". Within three months they had gathered their friends and family and the first meeting was held on September 24, 2014. Hoping to reach their target of 100 members, they were astounded by the support of 140 women at the inaugural meeting. 140 members translated to $14,000 to the winning charity and from there the organization has continued to grow. At the 4th meeting in June 2015, 300+ members had signed up and in one year, over $100,000 was distributed to local charities in Victoria. Each of the winning charities has been small organizations and the money has had a significant impact. The highlight of each meeting is hearing how the money has been used by the winning charity. There is never a dry eye in the room.

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