With all that’s going on in the world today, it can sometimes be hard to find a way to make a real difference. We are all trying to stretch our budget and our schedule but still want to give back in a meaningful way!
Enter 100+ People Who Care Surrey. This group was created to help pool together individual charitable donations in order to make a real difference to one local community.
Members gather every few months, hear presenters from 3 local charities give a short speech and answer any questions, and select one by secret vote. A whole bunch of people donating a little bit each adds up to a meaningful impact for one local charity doing good work in the community. Connections are also made to the community for volunteer opportunities or other ways of supporting these groups. The meeting is over in less than an hour.
The group is just starting out in Surrey and has so far raised over $10,000 for groups directly serving the areas of Surrey, White Rock, Delta and Langley. All money goes directly to the charities and tax receipts are issued.
The next meeting is Friday, February 16 at the Holiday Inn Cloverdale from 7:00-8:00 PM. Attendance is open to all but in order to vote, members and guests must commit to donating to the selected charity. However, everyone is welcome to come and learn more.