100+ Men who care about Cleveland
Men who give a damn
PHILANTHROPY FOR EVERYONE
OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE: TO BRING TOGETHER 100+ MEN IN CLEVELAND WHO CARE ABOUT LOCAL CAUSES AND TO IMMEDIATELY IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY.
Will You Join Us? Are you interested in making a positive impact within the Greater Cleveland community? Do you have limited time and resources to give? If so, then 100+ Men Who Care about Cleveland might be for you!
Founded in 2018, 100+ Men Who Care about Cleveland is one of more than 350 similar groups located worldwide that focus on coordinating funding for local, community charitable organizations. We gather at quarterly meetings for 30 minutes to hear three short presentations on local nonprofits in need. Members vote and each person contributes $100 directly to the winning nonprofit chosen for a collective, impactful donation. Members and guests are welcome to stay afterwards to socialize.
What should you do now?
1. Join and commit to donating to local charities - get your friends, board members of your favorite charities and others to join and commit (more $ to give)
2. Then you can nominate a charity to be donated to by the group
3. If you can attend the meeting, vote
Our Next Meeting: Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 530p-630p at the Cleveland Racquet Club
Breaking News: Here is an update on our May 16, 2019 meeting:
We met and voted to name the charity below our Q2 2019 winner:
May Dugan Center
4115 Bridge Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
c/o Brenda Saridakis, Development Director
Volunteers started the Center in 1969 with the mission to help people enrich and advance their lives and communities. MDC serves people in need in Cleveland's near West Side. The Center helped 6,000 members of the community in 2018 with basic needs, health services, counseling, education, trauma recovery and services specifically for new moms. Read more about the incredible May Dugan and the Center here https://www.maydugancenter.org/about-us/
She owned a number of bars in the neighborhood and was known for her charity. At one time, she housed and fed 25 homeless people herself. Steve Kaplan proposed the Center.
If you signed up for auto donate, your contribution will be made for you in the next few weeks through United Way.
If you have not, please send David Brown your check for $100 and he will record that you donated then immediately mail to MDC.
Ben Calkins proposed another wonderful charity, ReLink.org. It is an electronic advocate for those in immediate need of addiction treatment and recovery resources. The website is an exhaustive, easy to use site providing contact information to the user for an array of treatment and resources, from counseling to narcam kits, all sorted by zipcode and anonymous. If you wish to give to ReLink, just go to the website listed above.
Before the charity nominations, Dee Dee Miller of the Lawrence School, told us more about the work they do helping children who learn differently.
To pay with a check, make it payable to the charity above, be sure to memo: 100+ Men Who Care,
and mail to:
100+ Men Who Care About Cleveland
c/o David Brown
3561 Thornapple Lane
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
David will bundle the checks and note for the charity that the donations come from 100+ Men members in the hope that they will tell others about the power of many to help the needy.
You are encouraged to also donate to the other worthy charities who presented.
Here's some Success Stories from Other Chapters of 100+ Who Care:
100 Women Who Care Cleveland: given $360,590 since 2010
100 Men Who Care: Hawkeye Chapter: given over $400,000 in first 3 years of existence
We are part of a national movement of local giving groups started in the past decade, the 100 Who Care Alliance.
The group is run entirely by volunteers with no administrative fees solicited from members.
2018 4 Meetings Accomplished
2019 4 Meetings Planned-Sign up for the May 17 meeting
All meetings begin promptly at 5:30p.
Meetings last 45-60 minutes.
Why Now? We care about our community, why wait?
Why Us? If not us, who?
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