100 MEN WHO GIVE A
DAMN LETHBRIDGE IS A GROUP OF MEN WHO WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY BUT
HAVE LIMITED TIME. WE ARE NOT A CHARITY, WE'RE A FUNDRAISING NON-ORGANIZATION,
THAT FACILITATES THE GIVING PROCESS.
100+ men are asked
to give $100 directly to one of three nominated charities, four times per year.
Each quarter members attend a one-hour meeting at which three charities present
their causes for 5 minutes each. At the end of the brief presentations, members
vote to determine by majority which charity will be the recipient of the
We're are a
non-organization. We are not registered; we have no directors, officers or
treasurer; we have no bank account because we don't collect, spend or donate
anything - it’s our members who make the donations. The group and its events
are run on a budget of zero by a core team of big-hearted volunteers and with
the assistance of some very generous sponsors, who coincidentally also give a
You don't have to give a lot, alone. You just have to
give a little, together. It's a simple concept that enables us to make a
positive impact in our community, together as a group of like-minded men.
How It Works
are nominated by the membership. There are eligibility
charities are randomly chosen by blind draw from our list of
from the 3 selected charities will be asked to make a five-minute
presentation to the group about that charities initiative and why they are
deserving of the group's vote.
the presentations, a ballot is held and the charity with the most votes by
simple majority will be the recipient.
members must then write out their cheque to the charity with the most
votes – no exceptions.
selected organization will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more.
the cheques are collected and given to the chosen charity that evening.
who did not vote for the selected organization must make their donation to
the charity voted on by the majority of those in attendance.
will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization.
is no proxy voting, but members who cannot attend must ensure their blank cheque
(in a sealed envelope) reaches a ‘buddy’ that is attending or the meeting
organizers before the meeting starts.
under consideration must serve Lethbridge and its surrounding Area and
provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
recipient charity is not eligible to be nominated/presented for 2 (two)
years. The other two charities may be nominated/presented again after 6
(six) months. The exception is a specific program within a large
organization (for example a specific department or program within a
hospital), which may be considered again for a different program or
department at any time.
will be decided by a draw.
selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any
third parties except for tax purposes.
meeting will include a five minute update on how the funds donated at the
previous meeting were used by the successful organization.
are diligently conducted in one
hour or less (with available time before and after the meeting for
networking prior if you want).
Please visit our FAQs page to
get answers to all your questions!
Where It Happens
To minimize our costs, we depend on the generosity of those interested
in hosting our meetings every three months.
If you have a venue and would like to host a meeting,
us and we can work out the details.
Maybe you care too...
you want to make a big impact your own community...
you know that it's more manly to give a damn...
you want to stand together with other men in your community to make a
you are a man of your word and can make a commitment...
Then please Join
Us and we'll change our community together.