<h1>FAQ&#39;s</h1> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>How long has 100 Women Who Care Norfolk been in existence?</strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">We are a new organization founded in May 2014 by Sue Goble, Michelle Grummett and Beth Redden who were&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">immediately drawn to the idea after attending a meeting in Brantford.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Chapters exist all over Canada and the U.S. Locally, you can find these organizations in London, K-W Cambridge,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Burlington and Toronto (to name a few).&nbsp;</span></p> <p><u><strong><span style="font-size: 18px;">Will 100 Women Who Care Norfolk accept more than 100 members? </span></strong></u><br /> Absolutely yes!&nbsp; The initial goal&nbsp;was to have 100 members.&nbsp; At the inaugral meeting, there were 118 women who signed Commitment forms.&nbsp;</p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?</strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">In order to be considered, the charity must be based in Norfolk County and all funds donated by our group must stay&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">in Norfolk County. The money donated is NOT to be used on administrative costs. Income tax&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">receipts must be provided. At the subsequent meeting, the charity receiving the funds must make a presentation on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">how the funds were used.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>How often can a charity be nominated?</strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long as it has not been a recipient of the group&#39;s donation in the past&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">three (3) years.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Is my donation tax deductible?</strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Yes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization, Tax receipts will be issued directly&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">by the charitable organization.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?</span></strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">A member who has signed the Commitment Form can nominate a local&nbsp;charity (See <a href="/userfiles/files/CharitySubmissionFactSheet.pdf" target="_blank">Charity Information Fact&nbsp;</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><a href="/userfiles/files/CharitySubmissionFactSheet.pdf" target="_blank">Sheet</a>). These submissions must be forwarded at least ONE week prior to the next meeting.&nbsp; At random, three charities will be selected per meeting. The nominating members will be asked to give a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">short 5 minute presentation (See <a href="/userfiles/files/PresentationInformationSheet.pdf" target="_blank">Presentation Information Sheet</a>) describing why their&nbsp;charity should receive&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">the donation. Five minutes is allocated for Q&amp;A.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>What if I cannot attend a meeting?&nbsp;</strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">You are asked to send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting. The friend will write the name&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the organizers on your behalf.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">The friend may NOT vote on your behalf. We will only count the votes of members who are present at the meeting;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Can I bring a friend to the meeting?</strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Absolutely! We are always seeking women who care! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise she is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.</span></p> <p><u><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Women Who&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Care Norfolk</span></strong></span></u><br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care Norfolk is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization!</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">NOTE: The web site has been donated by <a href="http://www.goodcas.com/" target="_blank">Good, Redden, Klosler</a> an&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Accounting, Advisory &amp; Wealth Management Services firm located in Simcoe.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong><u>What is the History of 100 Women Who Care? </u></strong></span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">As stated by Jennifer Wooton Regan from the Toronto Chapter, the&nbsp;</span><span>idea came from a book &quot;Be A Miracle&quot; by Regina Brett which references a&nbsp;group which had it&#39;s beginning&nbsp;in Cleveland.</span><br /> <span><a href="http://www.cleveland.com/brett/index.ssf/2010/06/post"><font color="#0066cc">http://www.cleveland.com/brett/index.ssf/2010/06/post</font></a></span><br /> <span>or</span><br /> <span><a href="http://100womenwhocarecleveland.weebly.com/photo-gallery.html"><font color="#0066cc">http://100womenwhocarecleveland.weebly.com/photo-gallery.html</font></a></span><br /> <br /> <span>In November of 2006, Karen Dunigan from Jackson, Michigan introduced the concept at a meeting where they&nbsp;raised $10,000 for 300 cribs for a charity.</span><br /> <br /> <span>The first Canadian group began in September, 2012 in Toronto, followed by London the same year followed by Brantford and Hamilton in 2013. </span></p> <p><span>Brantford held their first anniversary meeting on April 9th, 2014 with 117 members. </span><span>London has over 300 members.</span><br /> <span>Related groups include &quot;100 Men Who Care London&quot; and &quot;100 Kids Who Care London&quot;.&nbsp; The kids donate $10 per quarter.&nbsp; Today, you will find chapters of 100 Women Who Care across the United States and Canada.&nbsp; </span></p>