100 Men Who Give a Damn describe themselves as “simply a group of men who want to make a positive impact on local charities in Saskatoon.” The Saskatoon chapter membership has grown rapidly since forming and held its first meeting on Feb. 22nd.
At an invitation-only pitch party hosted at Fionn MacCool’s downtown, three local charities presented their five-minute requests. The group voted, and YWCA Saskatoon was selected as the charity of choice.
Donations received from the 100 Men are designated to supporting and starting the new family outreach program at the YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence. Through funding from the men’s group and other funders, a Family Outreach Coordinator will be hired to work closely with families who access housing at the YWCA.
The YWCA board and staff are looking forward to seeing the difference that a Family Outreach Worker can make for the moms with children that we serve every day, helping them move rapidly out of our shelter and into safe and affordable housing, and helping them move out of crisis and into stability for the long term.
While there are many strong charitable programs in our city, doing important work and giving help when its needed, the need is great. We salute the 100 Men Who Give a Damn and are excited to see the great things this group of philanthropists accomplish in our city.
For more information about organizing your own Social Good event to support YWCA Saskatoon with a group fundraising effort, visit YWCA Social Good fundraising with groups.
Photo by Colin Chatfield: Norm Fisher, Barb Macpherson and Nathan Willick