100 Who Care – Franklin County is one of more than 400 giving circles associated with the 100 Who Care Alliance, all of whom are dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. Everyone is welcome to attend our events!
We were founded in January 2017 by four Franklin County residents who form our steering committee. As of Sept. 2018, we have raised over $8,000 for six local non-profits!
To join: commit (by filling out this short form) to meeting for one hour, three times a year. At each meeting, each member writes a check for $33 to donate to a local non-profit organization.
- Any member can nominate a local non-profit organization in advance of each meeting.
- The names of the nominated organizations are put into a hat, and three are drawn at random for each meeting.
- If your nomination is selected, you make a 5-minute presentation about your cause, and there are 5 additional minutes for questions.
- After that, we all vote on which cause to support.
- The organization with the most votes then receives all the checks, made out to them on the spot.
Here’s a from the National Alliance that explains how it works. (NOTE: Our chapter gives $33/3 times per year, not $50/4 times per year as stated in the video.)