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
HIV North Society
9607 102 St. Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V-2T8
Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society
2017 WINNING CHARITIES
Walking With Our Sisters
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
10507 98 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4L1
Northern Alberta Home for Women Society
Box 1474, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4Z2
Saint Lawrence Centre
BOX 21331 GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB T8V 6W7
Society For Pregnant and Parenting Teens
9625 Prairie Rd, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6G5
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.