In August this year, a group of generous community-minded guys in Yarmouth, NS, got together to bestow money on a local charity.
Sadly, the winner of the windfall $11,600 was a fake clinic, called Tri-County Pregnancy Care Centre.
Here's how it works:
The 100 Guys Who Share – Yarmouth County, is one of more than 350 similar groups located worldwide that focus on coordinating funding for local, community charitable organizations. The group gathers for one-hour quarterly meetings to hear three short presentations on local charitable organizations. Members vote then each person writes their check for $100 directly to the winning non-profit chosen for a collective, impactful donation.Members of the group can nominate any local charity. Three are chosen at random to make presentations.
The three charities that presented at the first meeting were Parents Place, South End Community Youth Garden, and the Tri-County Pregnancy Centre.
The men’s group has grown to 116 members at last count. They have scheduled their quarterly event so that combined with the women’s initiative there will be good news in the community every six weeks throughout the entire year.
From the website of the Halifax group, 100 Men Who Give a Damn.
There might be drinking involved. More from the Halifax chapter.
under 60 minutesSo, it's fast -- and manly.
Start the quarterly meeting with some heroic conversation, maybe visit the cash bar and be out the door in under 60 minutes.
We’re all about giving smarter, not harder.
we don’t exist
We are a non-organization – no bank account, no fixed address, no opinion. Everything goes to the charity. 100%. Always.
Otherwise, what are we doing this for?
Too bad there's no vetting to ensure that their hard-earned dough is going to a real community asset and not an operation whose sole mission is to shame, guilt-trip, lie, and manipulate vulnerable people out of asserting their human right to autonomy and privacy.
It's hard to believe that in pro-choice Canada all 116 guys are anti-choice. More likely, the majority simply did not know what fake clinics are and do.
I'm going to write to the Yarmouth group and ask them if they understand where their money is going.
h/t Kathy Dawson