100 Women boost Scouts

Three Penticton nonprofits were given a boost by the 100 Women Who Care last week.

One organization walked away with $5,000, while the other two received $500 each. This time, the Penticton Scout Group won over the hearts of most women in the room.

Beaver and Cub leader Brad Nunes gave a touching speech about why he felt the Penticton Scouts are worthy of the cash.

“We are going to expand on inclusion,” Nunes said. “We can now purchase some loaner uniforms for kids who can’t afford them, as well as cover camp costs for many kids.”

Scouts have fun youth-led adventures discovering new things and experiences. Along the way, they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

Nunes said it was an honour to be nominated and that he is extremely grateful Scouts Penticton won the $5,000.

“We are always looking for fundraising opportunities, this was one of them,” Nunes said. “It was nice because it was something I could just take care of and we didn't have to involve a bunch of parents and kids.”

100 Women Who Care meet four times a year to hear from three worthy charities. Each woman contributes $50 into a pot, which is granted to the charity to receives the most votes. The two runner-ups also receive a donation for their time.

100 Men Who care Penticton also operates in the community.

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