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Winnipeg charity group seeks 100 Women Who Care to raise $10,000 in 1 hour

A group of Winnipeg women who aim to raise $10,000 in one hour for local charities four times a year is recruiting more women.

Group geared toward busy women who want to help, founder says

100 Women Who Care Winnipeg founder Jane Meagher, centre, poses with two of the original members. (Facebook/100 Women Who Care Winnipeg)

A group of Winnipeg women who aim to raise $10,000 in one hour for local charities four times a year is recruiting more women.

The group is called 100 Women Who Care Winnipeg and their goal is to bring together 100 women who each bring a cheque for $100.

Each member writes down the name of a charity they want the collective money to go toward and three names are drawn. 

The women who nominated the drawn charities each get five minutes to talk about why the charity they chose should get the donations.

The members then vote and the winning charity gets all the cheques for $100.

Jane Meagher meets a horse at the West Wind Stables that's rented by Riding for the Disabled Association, an organization 100 Women Who Care Winnipeg supported in 2015. (Facebook/100 Women Who Care Winnipeg)
"If there are 100 members, that's $10,000 for a local charity raised in just one hour," said Jane Meagher, the founder of the group. "It's specifically for people that really, really want to support charities in Winnipeg but have very little time to actually volunteer."

In the past nine months the group has given $4,300 to Villa Rosa, a home for pregnant women, $3,400 to Jocelyn House Hospice and $2,200 to the Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association, a therapeutic horse-riding program for children with disabilities.

100 Women Who Care Winnipeg co-founder Laura Kwiatkowski, right, with members Barb Hansford Al Keith, left, and Laurie Tulk, centre. (Facebook/100 Women Who Care Winnipeg)
The group meets 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Canad Inns Polo Park. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

"Just show up tomorrow," Meagher said. "Even if somebody just wants to sit in and check it out, that would be fine too."

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