The History of 100 Men Who Give A Damn
The 100 Men was founded in Halifax, Canada in February 2014 by the original group of men who give a damn, The founding chapter has grown to over 350 members with more than 25 new chapters forming since then. The Cayman Islands already has over 400 members.
The 100 Men Who Give A damn movement came as an offset of 100 Women Who Care which was started in Jackson, Michigan (USA) by Karen Dunigan in 2008. Her group of 100 women, at their first one hour meeting, raised $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city. Their membership has now grown to nearly 300 members. Sister chapters have popped up all over the US, Canada, and into Mexico. There are now over 340 chapters throughout the continent with more being established everyday.
We are thrilled that 100 Men Who Give A Damn will now join the 100 Women Who Care to serve our St. Lucia community, which will have a great impact on local charity. St Lucia, like many places worldwide, is experiencing economic hardship. There is a need for we, who enjoy a better standard of living than those less fortunate, to offer a hand up. Our members are the committed superheroes, who are either stalwart citizens of St Lucia or reside here for several months of the year.
100 Men Who Give A Damn will be Chaired by Jean St Rose, GM of Coco Palm Hotel
How It Works
Inject $10kEC into the work of a local, registered charity through funds, awareness and exposure
We gather 100 Men in a room and select at random 3 local charities from those nominated by our members. Each charity has a 100 man member share who the charity is, their mission, and to what use they would put the donated funds should they win. The 100 Men members vote anonymously on the 3 presenting charities and the charity with the most votes receives $100 from each of the 100 Men.
The Execution is Simple, Fast, and Efficient because we are just men who give a damn!
There are no endless meetings, no selling anything. It is the fastest easiest way to raise money.
100% of MONIES GO TO THE CHARITY.
There are no administration or staff costs. The organization is run by a handful of volunteers who donate their time so every dollar donated goes to the charity.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO GIVE A DAMN AND BE A SUPER HERO.
If you are a man who cares about your community, wants to be part of a powerful group of men that’s committed to make a BIG impact and whats to mix and mingle with the community leaders of today and tomorrow, then we encourage you to give a damn with us. So many people want to help but are sometimes not sure what they can do and have very little time. One person and $100 does not go very far but when 100 Men band together the impact can be breathtaking. $10,000 to a small charity in St Lucia can make all the difference.
- Every member in good standing can nominate a local, registered charity, or non-profit organization. The names of the nominated charities are put into a hat.
- Three names are drawn at random at each meeting.
- The 100 MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN member who nominated the charity then makes a 5-minute presentation about his cause telling us about the organization and to what use they would put the money should they win.
- All members vote for one of the three causes to support at that meeting. A proxy vote is allowed providing the member is in good standing and has filled out the proxy form.
The top vote-getting charity then receives all the monies. If we collect more than $10,000 the remaining monies are split between the other two selected charities.
You go home knowing you’ve made a huge difference in your community.
Meet the team leading the 100 Men Who Give A Damn!
A Few Simple Rules
- We each donate $100 per meeting (That comes out to just over $1 a day each year).
- The charity must be registered.
- The nominator of each of the three charities selected from the hat will be given 5 minutes to make a presentation at the meeting.
- By ballot, the group will vote, and the majority rules. Even if you don’t care for the choice, you still must donate. All monies go to one charity. There are no administration costs.
- No international charities will be considered, however, local branches of national charities are eligible for consideration. The purpose is for 100% of the contribution to stay in St Lucia.
- Only three charities will be presented at each meeting.
- The organization must agree NOT to use the names for future solicitations, nor give the information out to the public.
- A year after being selected by the group, charities can re-submit their names for consideration.