Each member must commit to donating $50 per meeting ($200 per year). Members are welcome to donate more than $50 per meeting if they like.
The donations will be given to Southern Maine area charities/non-profits serving the Southern Maine area only; no national charities will be considered, unless they have a local branch in Southern Maine. The purpose is for the contribution to stay 100% in the community.
Each charity/non-profit that is under consideration will be given five minutes to make a presentation at the meeting (please, no PowerPoint presentations or videos) by the member of the 100+ Women Who Care who nominated them, not by the charity/non-profit.
The goal is to have three charities/non-profits nominated and presented by members at each meeting. The group will vote by ballot, tallied at the meeting, and majority rules. Although it may not be your first choice, you are still obligated to donate.
If your name is drawn and you make a presentation and your charity is not chosen, you will still be eligible to put your charity in the drawing at the next meeting.
For your tax purposes, all checks will be made out to the chosen organization. If you are unable to attend, please give your check to a member to deliver on your behalf. (They will not be able to cast a vote for you, however.)
The charity/non-profit must agree to NOT use the donors’ names for future solicitations or give the information out to the public. If the charity/non-profit does not adhere to this condition, they will be removed from any future consideration.
*The quarterly donation for the Southern Maine group is $50.