What is 100 People Who Care Walton County?
100 Who Care is a National Alliance of People, just like us, who come together annually to grant monies to local non-profits. We all know that it can sometimes be difficult for the smaller Walton County non-profit entities to raise the funds necessary to do the most good for the most people. This is where the 100 People Who Care Walton County Chapter comes in. We 100 people will get together, vote, and award grants to two worthy Walton County non-profit entities.
Here is how it works: 100 people who are interested and invested in Walton County will meet in the spring and the fall. Each person will bring $100.00, in cash or by check, to the meeting. This means 100 people with $100 in hand can do more ($10,000 more) than any one of us can do alone. The very next day the two highest vote getters will be granted $5,000 each! For our Chapter, there is no checkbook, no charitable designation, no monies collected because every bit of the $10,000 will go out the door the next day! Our core group are simply the facilitators of the meetings and the ones who will count the votes.
How the voting works:
(1) Any of the 100 People Who Care Walton County Chapter members may nominate a Walton County 501©3 non-profit. The caveat is that this Chapter member cannot work for this organization, however a member can ask another member to nominate their non-profit entity.
(2) Each entity nominated will be vetted through the IRS to make certain all are in good standing. If in good standing, the entities' name is placed in the hopper.
(3) At our semi-annual meeting, three names are pulled from the hopper and the Chapter member who nominated the entity will then give a very brief speech telling why he/she nominated this group and what the money might be used for.
(4) After we hear from all three presenters, we vote!
(5) The top two vote getters will then be granted $5,000 as soon as the following day. The third non-profit nominee will go back into the hopper for the next meeting.
Everyone will get the same shot at having their nomination chosen, and everyone gets the same shot at getting the top votes for the two grants.
We are currently gathering our Chapter membership and would really like to include you! Your one hundred dollars twice a year can make a tremendous difference in Walton County because it is combined with 99 other like-minded people.
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Message from Organizers
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the organization is pausing until 2021.
Welcome to 100 People Who Care Walton County. We are one of more than 650 actively operating chapters of 100 Who Care Alliance located throughout the world. We are dedicated to funding non-profits in Walton County including the cities of Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Loganville, Monroe, Social Circle and Walnut Grove. We are 100+ women and men, meeting twice a year, donating $100 each to a local charity. That equals a $20,000+ annual, positive, and meaningful impact in Walton County, Georgia.
We offer individual memberships for those who can make the $100 commitment twice a year. You may opt to form a two-member team membership and each make a $50 commitment twice a year, sharing one vote. Joining is easy. Download the type of membership you choose, and send it to:
Join us and make a difference in our community.
When 100 OR MORE PEOPLE COME TOGETHER IN A ROOM, EACH PERSON BECOMES A POWERFUL FORCE FOR DOING GOOD WORK WHILE LIFTING UP YOUR COMMUNITY. WE ARE EACH STRONGER IN OUR OWN RIGHT, BUT TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER.
Karen Dunigan always found it interesting that one of her greatest ideas was born from something as simple and basic as baby cribs. It was during lunch one day in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan with executive leadership from the Center for Family Health, where other fundraising matters were being discussed, that the Center’s CEO mentioned a need she learned about at a staff meeting earlier that morning regarding new mothers and portable cribs. Karen’s ears perked and she told the CEO that would be something she would like to know more about and another lunch was scheduled to specifically discuss the need.
During the follow up lunch, details were shared on how new mothers were bringing their babies home and placing the sleeping infants in boxes, dresser drawers or on their own beds because they could not afford a proper crib. Some of these babies didn’t survive the night. Karen was presented with a list of how many cribs were needed, the cost of mattresses, blankets and beds. In all, a total of $10,000 was needed.
As Karen began thinking about Center for Family Health’s need, she knew there had to be a way to quickly and easily meet the financial request that was presented. With all of her involvement in the community, Karen knew she could call ten people and ask them to write $1,000 checks, but she also figured she knew 100 women who would each give $100. She began making phone calls and scheduled a meeting. At that first meeting, in one hour, a group of Karen’s friends heard the story and each wrote checks to the Center for Family Health, resulting in a $12,800 donation, more than requested, to supply new mothers with the simplest need: a crib.
Karen recognized that she was on to something special and that it too was in its own infancy and needed to be nurtured to grow. She founded the first 100+ Women Who Care and scheduled quarterly meetings. The rules were simple, any member could present a need in the community, the need had to be immediate and the money had to remain local. The idea was that a worthy cause benefits many in the community.
Karen’s legacy lives on through the expansion of 100+ Chapters throughout the world. There are now more than 900 chapters either fully operational (650) or under development (more than 250) and they include women, men, people, kids, and teens chapters. Karen saw people for their strengths and realized that when 100 or more people come together in a room, each person becomes a powerful force for doing good work while lifting up your community. We are each strong in our own right, but together we are stronger. Karen knew this, applauded it and was so very proud of 100+ Women Who Care.
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