15.5.14

100 Women Who Care Made By Momma

by Christina Rowsell
The Brighter Side
via KiSS 95.9

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It was an evening of inspiring stories of how local charities make a big impact on our community. Thanks to the networking and gather of 100 Women Who Care Calgary (100 or more). We had the privilege of emceeing and being a part of this organization for the 2nd meeting of the year.
Made By Momma
The recipient of the money donated was an amazing organization Made By Momma.   Made by Momma is a Calgary-area non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity! They are a 100% volunteer-run group providing wholesome nourishment and nurturing care to mothers and young children facing situations of adversity and crisis.

Other Nominees Included Alexander's Quest and Pacekids Programs.

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So who is 100 Women Who Care Calgary?



Local Women. Local Impact.

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"100 Women Who Care is based on the simple concept of bringing together 100 local women (or more) to make a large impact within their community."

100+ Women to choose worthy Calgary charities to support. We aim to raise at least $40,000 per year.

Giving should be easy! And fun! Now it is. Join us here.

To find a chapter in your area click HERE.  

(100 Women Who Care is in several cities in the US and Canada)

Together: Bring together 100 (or more) women in Calgary who care about local community causes and want to help.


Meet for an hour.
Jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization.
Each write a $100 cheque to the selected organization and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation.
Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of deserving local agencies working to serve the community.


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Mayor Naheed Nenshi
And a surprise guest last night brought a smile to all the women in attendance. Mayor Naheed Nenshi.   Who didn't need to remind this group about the importance of giving back and being a part of our community. But he did remind us to help spread the word on how we can all get involved in our own city. Not long after he was elected, Mayor Naheed Nenshi challenged a group of dedicated volunteers to get all Calgarians taking action in our communities to make Calgary even better. Thus, the Mayor's Civic Engagement Committee was formed and out of that came the 3 Things for Calgary initiative.

Don't be shy or modest about sharing your 3 Things with other Calgarians. It's all about encouraging and inspiring others to take up the 3 Things challenge.

Think first about whether your Thing is for:
  • Your Street - something like a front yard BBQ
  • Your Neighbourhood - something like a litter cleanup day
  • Your City - something like volunteering for a local not-for-profit organization
Then share Things you've already done or Things you're planning to do in the space below. And last, but not least, tell 3 people you know about 3 Things for Calgary and encourage them to get involved, too. All the details can be found HERE. One of those things you can do is also take part in Neighbour Day June 21, 2014. Details HERE.

Here our conversation with Allison from 100 Women Who Care Calgary HERE.




by Christina Rowsell ~
http://www.christinarowsell.com
© Christina Rowsell
Radio Announcer, Business Owner, Magazine Editor, Blogger, Photographer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... Part Time Cook (only when she has time). Looking for The Brighter Side of life sharing Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People.  Sitting still is something Christina knows nothing about.  If you have a story to share feel free to contact Christina.  Follow on Twitter, @BrighterSideyyc @RadioChristina @BBEmpower, and LIKE on Facebook The Brighter Side and Brighter Business Empower and listen on BlogTalkRadio.