Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
do you accept cash or credit card payments?
At this time we accept checks or money orders only. Since donations are made directly to the selected organization, there is no mechanism for taking credit card or cash donations at the meeting on their behalf.
What if I cannot attend the meeting?
All members are expected to fulfill their commitment to 100 Who Care OPRF and donate to the selected organization at the end of the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting you have two options to submit your contribution. You may choose a trusted friend to act as your proxyif by sending a signed $100 check with the "payable to" field left blank, we will allow another member to check in and vote for you with the expectaion that you are authorizing that person to write in the name of the chosen non-profit and turn in your check at the end of the meeting. Or, following the meeting we will reach out to all members not in attendance with the name of the selected organization, and instructions on where to deliver the check. All donations must be received within 1 week following the meeting.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
No. Our goal is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes! Checks are written to the selected organization, NOT to us. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the non-profit and mailed to the address shown on your donation check.
Can an Organization nominate itself?
No all orgnaizations must be nominated and presented by a member in good standing.
if an organization is chosen to present but is not the selected recipient, can it be considered for a future meeting?
Yes! All approved organizations remain eligible to be considered at all meetings unless they have been a beneficiary in the previous 3 years.
What if I don’t care for the charity that has been selected?
Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting ($200/ annually) even if they are unable to attend the meetings or do not care for the selected non-profit. The Executive Committee vets all nominated organizations, and believes each approved organization is a deserving cause for our member's donations.
How much of my donation goes to administration costs?
$0 - Members checks are written directly to the selected organization. Our overhead is fairly low and is covered thru small fundraising efforts and sponsorships.
IS membership limited to 100 people?
Not at all - that's what the nifty plus in our logo is for! The more members the bigger the donation - that's the power of collective giving!
More questions? Please contact us!