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100 Women Who Care is based on a simple principle that together we can do more. We want to gather with other women who want to help charities in our community. 

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Our members meet for a maximum of one hour, four times a year. Members can nominate a charity of their choice. Once the charity has been qualified it will be added to the "Charity Basket". At the beginning of every meeting, three charities will be chosen. The member who nominated the charity will then give a five-minute presentation on why she thinks this charity should receive the funds from the group.  At the end of the three presentations, our members will cast a secret ballot for their choice of charity. The charity who receives the most votes will be awarded the members' funds. Each member writes a cheque to the charity for $100, which translate into $10,000 or more. The selected charity will then send out individual tax receipts to each member. It's that simple and that powerful!  BECOME A MEMBER



Inspired by the 100+ Women Who Care chapters from other communities on Vancouver Island (Oceanside, Nanaimo  & Ladysmith) We also saw a need in our own community.


100 Women Who Care was started in 2006 and now approximately 400 Chapters are giving back to their communities across North America. For more information on the origins please visit the  100 Who Care Alliance


The organizing committee facilitates the following: 

  • Recruit new members

  • Qualify nominated charities 

  • Find venues

  • Organize & facilitate events

  • Promote events, through local media, website, and social media

  • Gather cheques and present to charity 

  • Find sponsors to help with incidentals 


  • Michelle Aston - Membership 

  • Jennifer Maher - Membership

  • Darlene Coulson (co-founder)  - Events & Venues  

  • Maureen Mackenzie  (founder) - Sponsorship

  • Tracy Locke - Charities

  • Marnie Lingl - Website & Social Media

  • Jeannette Badovinac - Treasurer




100% of our members' donations go directly to the awarded local charity. We do incur expenses for marketing, event preparation, and printing which we rely on individual and corporate sponsors. A sincere thank you to:


  • Maureen Mackenzie  Personal Real Estate Corporation - Royal LePage Port Alberni- Pacific Rim Realty

  • Barclay Best Western Plus - Meeting space

  • Darlene Coulson - West Brooke Equestrian Centre

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