More than 100 men in Kelowna give a damn about kids with developmental needs.
The local group, 100+ Men Who Give A Damn, has chosen the Starbright Children’s Development Centre as the seventh recipient of its community grants.
The centre is a non-profit, charitable organization serving the central Kelowna community. Its goal is to support the growth and development of children with exceptional developmental needs through early intervention services, and empower their families through information and education to meet the immediate, transitional, and long-term needs of their children.
“The final tally for money raised is not yet known as many members who were not present are calling, emailing and stopping by to drop off cheques,” said 100+ Men Who Give A Damn co-founder Brett Millard.
“It’s so great to see the buy-in from all of the members and their commitment to making sure that the money gets to the charity, even if they were unable to make the meeting.”
Chris Wills, another co-founder, said with more than 100 of the group’s 383 members on hand at the meeting earlier this week, the event was an opportunity to socialize and hear the great work of three local charities— Starbright, Paws It Forward Dog Rescue and the Canadian Institute for the Blind.
“In less than 60 minutes, we were able to collectively make a huge impact in our community and provide much needed funds to a worthy cause,” said Willis.
The three organizations each had five minutes to make their pitch to the group members on hand, who then picked one to give their money to.
Another meeting of the group is scheduled for sometime in May when three more randomly selected charities will be invited to make their pitches.