The fundraising group 100 People Who Care donated $1,350 to the Clearwater and District Food Bank, which was raised in less than an hour at its first meeting earlier this month. (L-r) Margot Venema, vice president on board of directors for the food bank, Pearl McAloney, secretary for the food bank, Shelley Sim and Lynn Frizzle, organizers of 100 People Who Care. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

The fundraising group 100 People Who Care donated $1,350 to the Clearwater and District Food Bank, which was raised in less than an hour at its first meeting earlier this month. (L-r) Margot Venema, vice president on board of directors for the food bank, Pearl McAloney, secretary for the food bank, Shelley Sim and Lynn Frizzle, organizers of 100 People Who Care. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Charitable group seeks new members

100 People Who Care raise $1,350 for local food bank

One of Clearwater’s newest charitable groups had success with its first initiative and organizers are confident it’s only going to get better going forward.

The group, 100 People Who Care, holds gatherings four times a year with each member donating $50 per meeting, which goes toward one of three charities or volunteer groups nominated and selected that evening.

“The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and is over by 6 p.m., it’s direct community impact in an hour and it’s for the people, by the people,” said Shelley Sim, co-organizer of the group.

“From the floor, there were nominations for three different groups in our community people thought would be worthy of some funding—they were the Wells Gray Seniors Society, Rotary Club, and the Clearwater and District Food Bank.”

Clearwater Food Bank in need of volunteers

The people who nominated each of those organizations stood up and gave a quick overview of why they felt their cause should be worthy of consideration and then the rest of the group voted and at the end of 23 minutes $1,350 was raised for the food bank as the choice of charity for the evening.

Sim added because of the success of the first meeting, members are optimistic the group will grow and be able to donate larger amounts of money to worthy groups.

Not only is it a quick and effective way to raise and donate money, but she said it also makes a great social function and the first meeting drew people from different parts of the community.

“It’s not just sports related, or youth-related, it’s not specific—it’s community,” said Sim.

“I had one woman who said she’s moving to Clearwater in the next year, saw this, and wants to participate, ‘We’re coming up to do some renovations, can I drop off my cheque?’ That’s the kind of power this is also cultivating, that social connection.”

Pearl McAloney, secretary with the Clearwater and District Food Bank, said 100 People Who Care is an excellent group and the donation will go along way to buy staples like canned vegetables, pasta, and rice for people who use the food bank’s services.

The next meeting for 100 People Who Care takes place the first Thursday in September and anyone interested in joining can contact Sim at shelleysim@telus.net.



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