100 women making a difference in the Battlefords

By Matt Kelly
September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

A group of women are coming together to donate to charity and make a difference in the Battlefords.

The Battlefords now has a chapter of the 100 Women Who Care initiative who will donate $10,000 to a local charity four times a year. Members will nominate and vote for various charities and the four selected receive $100 from each member.

Steering committee member Lisa Kissick said the organization offers women the opportunity to make a difference without significantly impacting their schedules.

“It’s a good way for us women to be involved and make a huge impact on our community without having to plan fundraising events and find many sponsors or prizes or ask for donations,” she said. “We get to have an impact on the charities in the community we actually care about.”

Kissick said numerous organizations in the Battlefords need funding for projects and improvements.

“This is just a way of getting women together to make a powerful statement and to be able to help the organizations within our charities. It’s just empowering local women to make an immediate impact on a charitable organization,” Kissick said.

Sixty-eight attended the group’s informational meeting on Sept. 15 and Kissick said they reached 88 members as of Sunday, Sept. 25.

“Being the fact we’re still a couple weeks away from our first initial actual meeting where we actually write our first cheques, being at 88 women already is fantastic,” Kissick said.

The first meeting is on Thursday Oct. 13.

 

Matt Kelly is battlefordsNOW's town municipal affairs and community reporter. He can be reached at [email protected] or tweet him @mattjkelly2.

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