It's no coincidence that our Q4 events fall on GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
Calling for Charity Nominations
One of the areas of focus for us continues to be increasing charity nominations. While we do see improvement, we strongly encourage our members to take that extra step and consider nominating a new-to-us charity at our upcoming event. The effort to do so is minimal – an hour or so to prepare and a 3-minute “elevator pitch” to provide an overview of the charity and why they are meaningful to you.
As a reminder, all nominations should be local registered charities that serve Halton, to whom $10,000 will make a meaningful difference, and that are able to issue individual tax receipts. Attached is a suggested list of some (but not all) charities that fit this criteria. If you are involved, associated, or familiar with one of these charities, or others that meet our requirements, please consider nominating them.
To drive more charity nominations, we have also relaxed our rules and now allow your kids (youth grades 7 to 12) to nominate and pitch a charity with you and/or on your behalf. It's a great way to lead by example and show them how we are making a difference. In return, will we also give your kids 4 volunteer hours for researching, preparing and presenting their charity pitch. How amazing would it be for your kids to be able to report back to their school, and to put on their resume, that they were part of a group that raised over $10,000 for a local charity in under an hour!
Remember that members are always encouraged to "pre-clear" their nominations in advance of our event. Click here for details on how to nominate a charity, and please email us with details of the charity you wish to nominate.
Have questions? Visit our website for FAQs and info on How We Work.
Q4/19 Event Details
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 6:30pm Registration, 7pm Start
Location: Energy Powersports, 879 Cranberry Court (off South Service Rd, west of Fourth Line)
You can add the details above and lots more info to your calendar by clicking here.
Special thanks to Energy Powersports for hosting us and Muldoon’s Coffee for providing us with food & beverages!
Also, a huge shout out to PMA Canada for once again stepping up and sponsoring us, this time featuring Flor de Caña Rum!
Whether you like to rip it on snow, water or off-road, we are sure you are going to love Energy Powersports!
Looking forward to meeting new members and re-connecting with existing members!
Spread the Word & Stay Connected
Please continue to spread the word to your friends, neighbours and colleagues. Our group is not limited to 100 guys or just Oakville. We want to focus on Halton-based charities and are happy to welcome guys from Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Mississauga, and Brampton. Let's see how big we can get, and how much of an impact we can make in our local communities.
If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining us, please make sure you sign up with all your contact info here so we can add you to our mailing list. You can also follow us on social media for more updates.
Thanks for your continued support!
100 Guys Who Care Oakville