This week, a new benevolent organization called 100 men Who Give a Damn put some money where their mandate is – ten thousand dollars to be exact. It was their very first course of action and it impacted our community in a big, measurable manner.

100 Men Who Give a Damn is not your typical organization. “We are not registered; we have no directors, officers, or treasurer; we have no bank account because we don’t collect, spend, or donate anything – it’s our members who make the donations directly to registered charities.”

The group and its endeavours are run entirely on good will and good intentions, and the positive vibe is helping them grow. In fact “100 men Who Give a Damn” actually has 110 men giving a damn at the moment, from a variety of businesses and backgrounds.

They function with the “assistance of some very generous sponsors, who coincidentally also give a damn.” Their aim is to “support the wonderful work our local charities do, in funds, exposure, and awareness.”

Here’s how it all works: Every three months, three members of 100 Men Who Give a Damn will be randomly selected to give a five-minute presentation to the group about their proposed charity’s initiative, and why it is deserving 100 Men Giving a Damn.

A ballot-based selection occurs immediately after the meeting. All members must then write a cheque to the charity with the most votes. To ensure everyone gets a turn, a winning charity cannot be nominated again for 2 years.

This week, Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) was the first recipient of this wonderful new organization’s kindness. And they gave a damn worth $10,000.

Young Adult Cancer Canada, in many ways, help young adults diagnosed with cancer. Through five primary programs, YACC has made a difference in the lives of many locals, and this week’s donation of ten grand will mean their services can be offered to more young adults with cancer.

The other two charities nominated this time were The Canadian Progress Club and Autism Society NL. 100 men Who Give a Damn will do it all again in three months. Stay tuned for more prosperous, community-bettering dam givings.

If you want to join this cause, then do so. Info here: Tax receipts are provided by the charity directly to the members, and 100% of your donations as a member will go to the charity.