Victoria women donate $25,000 to charity in one night

NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support received $25,000 from 100+ Women Who Care

Women in Victoria care.

On Dec. 3, 250 women got together and raised $25,000 for NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support by simply writing cheques.

The group, originally called 100 Women Who Care, became 100+ Women Care before the first meeting in September, when 140 women raised $14,000 for the Umbrella Society.

Each woman who joins commits to one year and four $100 cheques.

Each member nominates a charity, then three are randomly drawn and voted upon. Each women then writes a cheque for the winning charity.

“We are thrilled that 100 per cent of the $25,000 raised will go to a local charity,” said co-chair Miriam Byrne.

Back in September, Byrne said she would love the group to grow to 1,000 plus women; and with a 78 per cent increase in membership since then, the group is well on its way.

“The continued growth of our 100 Women Who Care Victoria chapter has astounded us,” said Denise Grant, co-chair of the group. “We continue to be overwhelmed by how much the community has come on board.”

 

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