Women making a difference in Mississauga

Last year, a new chapter of the 100 Who Care Alliance, a global giving collective, launched — 100 Women Who Care Mississauga. Under the guidance and leadership of Christine Hull, owner of Christine Hull and Associates and Founder of the Mississauga and Area Women in Business (MAWB) networking group, and her Steering Team, the group’s goal is to collectively donate $30,000+ to local Mississauga charities every year.

100 Women Who Care Mississauga is a community group with a goal of effecting important change at the community level through what they call the #ThePowerof100. When joining, members each commit to donating $300 a year in increments of $100 donations made three times a year. Members are allowed to nominate their favourite Mississauga-based charities that have an immediate, specific need, and after careful vetting, three charities are chosen at random to present their need at a Giving Circle meeting. After the charities have presented, the members vote and the charity with the most votes is awarded the entire collective donation. In 2021, as they were building their membership, The DAM was awarded $9,100, and EveryMind was awarded $9,000. The goal is to donate $10,000 or more at every meeting, with the idea that, while $100 is useful, $10,000 can solve a problem. 100 Women Who Care Mississauga doesn’t collect any money—100% of donations collected go to the chosen charity.

100 Women Who Care Mississauga is currently looking to grow their membership so they can have an even bigger impact with their donations. If you’re interested in becoming a member or learning more, you can find them at 100womenwhocaremississauga.com. If you have questions, you can reach them at info@100womenwhocaremississauga.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with events and activities.

Article and Photos by Xanthe LeBlanc

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