100 Airdrie men who give a damn answer call to action
Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 10:58 am
It started with six dads talking over beers about the need in their community; wanting to help the 100 Men Who Give a Damn Airdrie chapter was born.
ďWhat we wanted to do was something that could provide an immediate impact, without really formalizing into our own charity,Ē said Jack Lumley, one of the chapterís founding members.
The mandate of the group is one hundred men committing to donating $100 four times a year. At each of the quarterly meetings three charities are nominated to be considered for the $10,000 donation.
The 100 Men members vote on the charity they think is most deserving and the winning group is awarded the donation.
Winning charities canít be nominated again for one year and the two nominees not selected as winner must wait a quarter before entering again.
The group is still looking for men to get involved. According to Lumley, there are more than 50 seats left to fill.
Lumley said the current economic situation has created a tough environment for fundraising charities.
ď(100 Men Who Give a Damn) just seemed like a natural idea to come out. Itís pretty painless (for) the fellas,Ē Lumley said.
ďEnjoy a little bit of fellowship and pitch in for a good cause and help the community.Ē
So far, only three charities have been nominated but more could be put forward for consideration before the groupís first meeting on Oct. 24.
ďItís a secret to the members until we show up. What we donít want to have is a situation where people say ĎI support this charity, but I donít support that charity,íĒ Lumley said. ďThe commitment is no matter how the group votes, thatís their $100 towards that charity.Ē
He added 100 per cent of the proceeds goes directly to the charities.
The first meeting will be held at Woodside Golf Course.
Calgary Stampederís defensive line coach Corey Mace will be speaking at the event about his experience with charitable organizations.
For more information, visit theairdrie100.com