100 Women Who Care was started in 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, as a simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities. At their first one-hour meeting, the group of over 100 women each wrote a cheque for $100 directly to The Center for Family Health, their chosen local charity, raising $12 800 to buy 300 new baby cribs. Since then, chapters have formed all over the world.
There are over 60 000 women in 100 Women Who Care worldwide raising hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for their local communities. There are also chapters of 100 Men Who Care and 100 Teens Who Care. They all use this proven and effective concept, allowing everyone to become everyday philanthropists.
From Australia to Mexico, 100 Women Who Care chapters have been improving local communities across the globe. Multiple chapters exist in almost every US state and Canadian province.
Now it's Montreal's turn.