Guelph Mercury Picks up Story of our Inaugural Meeting

You can read the story on the Mercury Website here http://www.guelphmercury.com/community-story/5869648-guelph-100-women-who-care-takes-off/

A new group of local women who have come together for the sake of supporting local charities has made its first donation – $9,700 to Hospice Wellington’s art therapy program.

The group, called 100 Women Who Care Guelph, based on similar groups in other cities, was started by friends Sharon Lewis, Diane Nelson and Tannis Sprott.

“The concept is simple,” said Sprott in an email. “One hundred women meet four times a year (once per quarter) and each time agree to donate $100 each to a local charity that is nominated by and voted on by the membership. That means $40,000 per year invested in local charities right here in Guelph.” The group, which was working toward its initial goal of recruiting 100 members, held its inaugural meeting at the end of October and ultimately chose Hospice over the Rainbow Chorus and Ed Video.

The organization is now continuing its membership drive, hoping to recruit a total of 125 women by its next meeting, which is set for Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Delta Guelph Hotel. For information about joining, visit 100womenwhocareguelph.com.