Supported Charities

The list of charities we have supported keeps growing!

2016 WINNING CHARITIES 

Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta

200,11330-106 St. Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V-7X9

(780)538-2820

info@buildingtomorrowtoday.com

HIV North Society

9607 102 St. Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V-2T8

(780)538-3388

hivnorth.org

Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society

PO Box 21215 Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V-6W7

(780)897-0066

gphospice.ca

2017 WINNING CHARITIES

Walking With Our Sisters

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

10507 98 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4L1

(780)532-5722

http://www.peaceriveraic.com/gp-walking-details.php

“Aurora Home”

Northern Alberta Home for Women Society

Box 1474, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4Z2

(780)897-1544

www.nahws.com


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How do charities in the Grande Prairie Region get in the running?

Simple!  Get women to sign up to be members of 100 Women Who Care Grande Prairie!

Members only may nominate a local charity

– That member speaks for the charity

– The charity that is selected to receive our group’s donation will be invited to speak at our next meeting about how the money was used.

Each member of 100 Women Who Care Grande Prairie is allowed to nominate one local charity of their choosing for any given meeting.  The charity must serve Grande Prairie and area populations and must be a registered charity / cause, in good standing with the CRA (able to issue tax receipts to members)in order to be eligible for consideration.  This will be verified via:http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/advancedsearch-eng.action

The member must submit her completed nomination form at least 1 week prior to the event in order to have it vetted as eligible and  added to the “hat” from which we randomly draw three names at each meeting.

Helpful tip:  A charity CAN be nominated by multiple members at each meeting.  This increases their chances of being drawn for consideration.  We must always have three different charities for our members to consider voting for, but multiple nominations for one charity does tip the hat in that charity’s favour to be drawn as one of the three.  Please note: the member’s name on the ticket drawn is the person who must come up to speak for the charity.  Ie: every member that nominates a charity must themselves be willing and able to get up and speak about why our group should vote for that charity and they must also be able to answer questions from the group.

We know from other jurisdictions that there is a benefit to all three charity’s considered at each meeting, because of the exposure each one gains from this opportunity.  These charities may expect to gain some volunteers and/or donations from people who simply did not know about them before!  Remember, many of our members are joining so that they can learn more about our local charities.  This is a great way to do it!

The charity that is selected to receive our group’s donation will be invited to the next meeting to give a 5 minute speech on how our donation was spent and the impact that was made.

What about National and International Causes?

We care deeply about many national and international causes, but our focus is here in Grande Prairie.  Did you know that Grande Prairie has 118 registered charities working hard for us every day?  Well, we can only help 4 of these per year, so that’s what we are going to do!  If we were to consider supporting a national organization, it would only be under the agreement that our funds would stay here in Grande Prairie.