From left, 100 Women Who Care committee members Riley Gettens, Sarah Trudeau, Colleen Pennington and Lori Lawrie. (photo courtesy of 100 Women Who Care)

100 Men and Women Who Care South Okanagan launch new season

100 Men Who Care - Penticton are celebrating their $80,000 in donations

Heading into their fourth year, 100 Men Who Care – Penticton are celebrating their $80,000 in donations to South Okanagan-Similkameen charitable organizations.

The concept of 100 Men Who Care is quite simple. Members meet four times a year and each member commits to donating $100 at each meeting. Three charitable organizations from the South Okanagan and Similkameen region are chosen at random and invited to make a “pitch” where they describe their organization, explain how a donation would be used and whom it will help.

The 100 Men members then vote to distribute their donations to the charities, with 80 per cent going to the charity receiving the most votes and the two other groups receiving 10 per cent each. All of the money donated goes directly to the three charities.

100 Men Who Care Penticton is hosting their next meeting on Sept. 25 at Slackwater Brewing (218 Martin St.), with doors open at 5 p.m. and the event beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“If you want to make a difference in our communities and are interested in becoming one of the 100 Men, feel free to attend as a guest to see what it is all about. Take the opportunity to hear from three charities you might not be aware of,” said Bruce Tawse, one of the 100 Men Who Cares organizers.

The 100 Women Who Care – South Okanagan group will also hold their next meeting in September. They welcome anyone to come as a guests on Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. to local member’ house at 269 Upper Bench Road South to find out more about the organization, or to visit to learn more. RSCP by emailing

More information can be found on the website at or you can email For information regarding a similar organization for women, go to, click ‘Programs,’ then click ‘100 Women.’

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