100 Men Who Care in Penticton looking for new members

Men band together to help

The 100 Men Who Care organization in Penticton is looking for new members who care about their community and want to work collaboratively to give back.

At quarterly social events organized by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen, 100 Men Who Care get together to vote on distributing funds to worthy local organizations.

"We get together with local guys at different breweries or on a patio, have a beer, food and fun times, and donate to local charity – all things that I enjoy rolled up into one,” says Blake Crocker, who has been going to 100 Men Who Care events for the past six years.

At each event, members are treated to speed pitches from three different local charities. Members donate $100 each to attend, and if everyone shows up, that means the pot of money to distribute is $10,000 or more.

"Until I heard those pitches, I had no idea just how many local organizations are doing positive work in so many different ways,” says Crocker.

“Seeing that has become one of the most enjoyable parts of the event and given me so much more appreciation for our community."

100 Men has given more than $130,000 to 62 different charities over the years. The next event is May 10 at Match Eatery from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and they would love for new members to join.

"It’d be great to have even more guys come out and meet other people with an interest in giving back to our community,” says Crocker. “I’ve made some really great friendships here.”

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