100 Men Who Give a Damn | Newfoundland & Labrador

100 Men Who Give a Damn | Newfoundland & Labrador

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Oct 21, 2017

We give a damn because 100+ men don’t

Our most recent meeting was held at Infiniti of Newfoundland. After starting the meeting with our usual catered networking hour, we heard from the Home Again Furniture Bank, and how being selected as our supported charity during the last meeting had an impact on their work in the community.

When you are tired, you do not perform at your best. When you’re not performing at your best, it takes a toll – physically and emotionally. Through our previous donation, the Home Again Furniture Bank was able to obtain mattresses and beds for those that need them. A good night’s sleep makes a large impact on an individual’s quality of life, and our donation has impacted many.

What an inspiration!

The Nominated Charities

Bridges to Hope (video), nominated by member Harold Guzzwell

Candlelighters of Newfoundland (video), nominated by member Noah Zanbilowicz

St. John’s Women’s Centre (video), nominated by member Travis White

These charities do incredible work in the community, and we are thankful for the time they have taken to share details about their organizations. 100 Men Who Give a Damn NL offers members the benefit of not only giving back, but the ability to learn of, and hear from charities we may not have otherwise known about.

While only one charity can be selected at our meetings, we congratulate each and every group for the work they do and the impact they have.

Selected Charity

Each member presented, and showed a video about their chosen charity created by JAC. Presentations completed and videos watched meant it was time to vote! After tallying votes, which charity was chosen? The St. John’s Women’s Centre!

The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area.

Upon being selected, they tweeted, “We are overwhelmed! The whole team is in tears. Thank you @100MenNL this is going to make a huge difference. #community #grateful”.

Special Thank You

Thank you to our host, Infiniti of Newfoundland, for providing a location for our October meeting. The catering was a step above, and enjoyed by all in their beautiful showroom. In addition to welcoming us so warmly, they took giving back to the community further – by contributing an additional $500 to our effort.

Find Infiniti of Newfoundland on Facebook or Twitter, and give them a follow today.

Ready to Give a Damn?

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, or if you are a member and want to encourage someone you know to join, you can get more information by visiting our Join Us page, our Facebook page, or by emailing us at [email protected].

Next Meeting

The next event is coming soon!

Oct 21, 2017

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Jun 19, 2017

100 Men NL and Diamond Design Give a Damn

The January 26th meeting of 100 Men NL will be taking place at the beautiful Diamond Design NL located in Terrace on the Square, Churchill Square, St. John’s. As usual, we’ll be showing videos from the 3 nominated charities, as well as hearing first hand from members representing each charity. Be sure to bring along your cheques for the donation, too.

As always, networking will be from 7-8pm, followed by presentations from the charitable groups in need of our support. Diamond Design will be providing catered food, beverages and a memorable live performance from the classical guitarist, Boyd Chubbs.

We look forward to seeing all of our regulars and hopefully some new members, as well! If you have a friend or colleague that you think might be interested, bring them along and show them what it’s all about!

Jun 19, 2017

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Mar 27, 2017

Join us on April 20th

The April 20th meeting of 100 Men NL will be taking place at JAC, home to 100 Men co-founder John Atkins. The JAC office is located in Waterford Plaza at 673 Topsail Rd, St. John’s. As usual, we’ll be showing videos from the 3 nominated charities, as well as hearing first hand from members representing each charity. Be sure to bring along your cheques for the donation, too.

As always, networking will be from 7-8pm, followed by presentations from the charitable groups in need of our support. JAC will be providing catered food from Nourish Bakery, and beverages from Quidi Vidi Brewery for the networking event. There will also be door prizes, generously donated from Image Fusion (a beautiful framed print) and Carbon Core (a personal training package worth $1,000)! Prizes available only to members that attend, so make sure you come out!

We look forward to seeing all of our regulars and hopefully some new members, as well! If you have a friend or colleague that you think might be interested, bring them along and show them what it’s all about!

Mar 27, 2017

Join us on April 20th

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Oct 20, 2016

100 Men NL and Infiniti Give a Damn

The October 20th meeting of 100 Men NL will be taking place at the beautiful Infiniti dealership on 924 Topsail Road. As usual, we’ll be showing videos from the 3 nominated charities, as well as hearing first hand from members representing each charity. Be sure to bring along your cheques for the donation, too.

Catering will be available, so drop by around 7 to have a bite to eat and chat with fellow members. We look forward to seeing all of our regulars and hopefully some new members, as well!

Oct 20, 2016

100 Men NL and Infiniti Give a Damn

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Jan 28, 2016

The Gathering Place Gets the Most Votes

The most recent meeting for the St. John’s chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn took place at Always In Vogue on Water Street on January 27th. A big thank you to JAC and S.R Stack & Company for providing refreshments!

A New Year To Give a Damn

The meeting last night was the first of 2016 and it was great to see members again and to catch up! As much as 100 Men is about helping local charities, another great aspect is its ability to bring people together and create new relationships. We look forward to seeing even more men come out to our next meeting. Congrats to Matt Craig, the winner of the door prize consisting of two tickets to the NSO Suncor Big Band Show, provided by Power Boland Chartered Professional Accountants

The Proceedings

To open the meeting, we heard from Jason Fleming of the Boys and Girls Club to learn about how our donation of $12,800 helped their organization. In total, in a very short time, we have raised an incredible $109,350!

We next heard from the three nominated charities: School Lunch Association, The Gathering Place, and the Learning Disability of Association of NL. Each gave their pitch and after hearing about all the good that these organizations are doing in the community, a tough vote was to be made. The Gathering Place received the most votes and was awarded the donation. They are a service centre committed to building community, promoting equality and providing nourishment. It exists to meet the needs of people whom society has failed.

Be sure to stay tuned for details about our next meeting and the announcement of the next 3 nominated charities.

Ready to Give a Damn?

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, or if you are a member and want to encourage someone you know to join, you can get more information by visiting our Join Us page, our Facebook page, or by emailing us at [email protected].

Jan 28, 2016

The Gathering Place Gets the Most Votes

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Nov 10, 2015

The Boys and Girls Club Gets a Boost

The most recent meeting for the St. John’s chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn took place at the Celtic Hearth on Water Street on October 22. A huge thank you goes out to the kitchen staff and servers for providing some delicious food: the seafood and cream cheese lollipops were definitely a crowd favourite!

A Fresh Start
The meeting at the Celtic Hearth marked the first meeting of 100 Men NL’s second year. It was great to see members coming out, having a pint together, and catching up. As much as 100 Men is about helping local charities, another great aspect is its ability to bring people together and create new relationships. We look forward to seeing even more men come out to our next meeting.

The Proceedings
To open the meeting, we heard from Ellen Foley, a representative from Kids Help Phone, who detailed how our last donation was able to help their organization. The Kids Help Phone was the recipient of the massive donation given in a joint effort between 100 Men Who Give a Damn and 100 Women Who Care. The money is being put to good use by helping to establish a service for teen males, a demographic the organization feels is underrepresented and in need of updated services. It is great to see our donations being used for such positive purposes.

We next heard from the three nominated charities: The Boys and Girls Club of St. John’s, Special Olympics NL, and the Newfoundland & Labrador Association for Community Living. Each gave their pitch and after hearing about all the good that these organizations are doing, it was definitely a touch decision for everyone in attendance. Ultimately, a winner was chosen and the Boys and Girls Club of St. John’s was awarded with the donation.

Be sure to stay tuned for details about our next meeting and the announcement of the next 3 nominated charities.

Ready to Give a Damn?
If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, or if you are a member and want to encourage someone you know to join, you can get more information by visiting our website, our Facebook page, or by emailing us at [email protected]

Nov 10, 2015

The Boys and Girls Club Gets a Boost

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Sep 11, 2015

Our Biggest Damn Donation to Date

Well, 100 Men Who Give a Damn kicked off this Fall in fine style. You might remember the event on July 22nd where 100 Men teamed up with another St. John’s charity, 100 Women Who Care. The result of that partnership was a combined donation from both of the groups’ members and today that damn big cheque was presented to the recipient charity, the Kids Help Phone. And how big was that cheque you might ask? The total combined donation was $31,200, the largest donation to date given by either group!

Big Cheque. Big Impact.
The cheque presentation ceremony happened at the JAC office on 673 Topsail Road and was attended by a few special guests. Steve Kent, the province’s current Minister of Health and the Conservative MHA for Mount Pearl North, was in attendance. $10,000 of the total donation came from the Department of Health and Community Services. Also in attendance was NTV news; they did a short segment on the cheque presentation ceremony and spoke with some of the attendees; you can watch their coverage here (skip ahead to the 24:00 minute mark). Representing the charities was John Atkins, Sean Stack, William Cahill, and Jeff Power from 100 Men, and Christy Haggerty from 100 Women.

A Big Help for the Help Phone
Ellen Foley came out to represent Kids Help Phone and accept the cheque. She spoke about how the donated money will be used to help fund a new initiative to reach out to young males. The organization has found that this demographic is more reluctant to reach out for help, so Kids Help Phone is making steps towards better reaching this group: “Over the years, we have observed that males are less likely to reach out for help. This new service will address specifically, male mental health issues, to make them feel more comfortable and understand that it’s okay to ask for help.”

100 Men Who Give a Damn would like to thank everyone who made this recent donation possible, especially all of the 100 Men members, the ladies of 100 Women Who Care, and the Department of Health and Community Services. We truly believe in the good that Kids Help Phone is doing and we hope that our donation will help them more effectively reach our province’s youth.

Ready to Give a Damn?
If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, or if you are a member and want to encourage someone you know to join, you can get more information by visiting our website or by emailing us at [email protected]

Sep 11, 2015

Our Biggest Damn Donation to Date

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Jul 24, 2015

100 Men and 100 Women Care a Whole Damn Lot

Our meeting last night was a historic one for us as we joined with 100 Women Who Care in the first ever joint meeting between the two groups. In total, there was over 120 members present and 100 Men saw one of their biggest member turnouts to date. Thanks men! Another huge thank you goes out to the Celtic Hearth for going above and beyond with the food service, as well as two donors from 100 Women that donated $400 towards the food, and to Easter Seals for hosting the event. Finally, Definitions Health and Wellness Centre also provided free consultations to all members in attendance; a huge thanks to Mike Wahl!

I see your 3, and raise you 4.

Yesterday’s meeting was also special because instead of voting on 3 charities, that number was raised to 4, with each charity nominating 2 organizations each. 100 Men nominated the East Coast Trail Association and the SPCA St. John’s, and 100 Women nominated Heavenly Creatures and Kids Help Phone.

And the cheque goes to…

Ultimately, it was Kids Help Phone that was chosen as this meeting’s recipient charity. Congrats! And even better news is that their donation will come from both 100 Men and 100 Women members and is expected to surpass even the largest donations from either group.

Catch you in the fall.

100 Men’s next meeting will take place at the Celtic Hearth on 298 Water St. on October 22. We look forward to another great selection of charities and another great member turnout. See you then, men!

Jul 24, 2015

100 Men and 100 Women Care a Whole Damn Lot

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Jun 05, 2015

100 Men’s First Year in Review

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our hosts, to all of our members, to all of the volunteers involved, and, most importantly, to all of the charities that we have had the pleasure of working with. Through the efforts of everyone involved, we were able to raise $65,550! Another damn big thank you from the members of 100 Men Who Give a Damn NL.

Take the time to check out the results of the past year’s meetings and feel free to visit each charity’s website for more information.

First Meeting 

Held July 7th at the Capital Hotel on Kenmount Road, 100 Men’s inaugural meeting was a huge success, with three excellent charities being nominated. Ultimately, Young Adult Cancer Canada walked away with a cheque for $10,300 that they can use to benefit countless young lives across our country. Thank you to Steele Hotels for providing us with the venue.

To learn more about all the charities nominated at our first meeting, check out the links below:

Second Meeting

100 Men NL held its second meeting on October 20, 2014 at the Capital Hotel on Kenmount Road. And with membership approaching 150, they were in for an even bigger donation. By the end of the evening, it was Choices for Youth that was voted as the recipient charity, and they walked away with a cheque for $18,200! A big thank you to The Construction Labour Relations Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Inc. for their contribution of $5,000!

To learn more about all the charities nominated at our second meeting, check out the links below:

  • St. John’s R.E.A.L. Program (website)
  • Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (website)
  • Choices for Youth (website)

Third Meeting

100 Men’s third meeting was held on January 19th, 2015 and was hosted in the beautiful showroom of the Mercedez-Benz dealership on Kenmount Road. Including a much-appreciated additional donation of $5,000 from Mercedez-Benz, the total donation for the evening was $18,950, which was presented to the Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation. 

To learn more about all the charities nominated at our third meeting, check out the links below:

Fourth Meeting

The final meeting of 100 Men’s first year was held on April 27th, 2015 at BMW’s beautiful dealership on Kenmount Road. Not only was BMW a gracious host, they also decided to donate an extra $5,000 to the chosen charity. Ultimately, Active Start was chosen as the recipient charity and was presented with a cheque for $18,100!

To learn more about all of the charities nominated at our fourth meeting, check out the links below:

  • Team Broken Earth (website)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (website)
  • Active Start (website)

That’s a Wrap!

We would love to build on the success of our first year by growing our membership and increasing the impact we have on the charities that are doing great work in our community.

100 Men Who Give a Damn is an organization with a simple structure and a simple mission: it’s entirely member-driven and its entire membership is driven by their desire to make positive change in their community. The model is simple, too; three members nominate one charity each, each charity is given the opportunity to present their organization at a meeting, members cast their ballots, and whichever charity receives the most votes gets a $100 donation from each member.

Everything we do is volunteered, donated or sponsored, which means every dollar raised goes directly to the charities we support. To find out how you can volunteer, donate or sponsor, contact us at [email protected].

Jun 05, 2015

100 Men’s First Year in Review

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Jun 02, 2015

A Damn Good Year

100 Men NL Celebrate The Final Donation of Their Inaugural Year

$18,100

Today, June 2, 2015, 100 Men Who Give A Damn co-founders John Atkins, William Cahill, and Sean Stack presented a cheque on behalf of the organization to Active Start. The presentation was graciously hosted by BMW St. John’s who were also hosted the April 27th meeting of 100 Men where members voted for Active Start to become the recipients of their collective donation. BMW St. John’s also generously donated an additional $5,000 to the efforts of the 100 Men membership, which brought the check presentation total to a considerable $18,100.

Active Start

Active Start in partnership with Sport NL and Rugby NL, provides the Active Start program for children up to 6 years of age completely free of charge. The Active Start organization aims to promote sufficient physical activity to enhance brain function, imagination, motor skills, coordination, and social skills. Active Start maintains that these efforts allow children acquire confidence and skills, which would encourage a lifetime of participation in sport and activity.

Next Meeting

We’re thrilled to be joining with our friends 100 Women Who Care St. Johns for our next meeting, where we’ll be making a combined contribution. This festive evening will be kindly hosted by our friends at Easter Seals on July 22nd. Learn More.

Find out why you should join 100 Men now.

 

In The Media

Read More on VOCM 

Watch on CBC

 

Jun 02, 2015

A Damn Good Year

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May 07, 2015

100 Men Gave a Damn About Active Start

A Damn Big Thank-You to Our Hosts

100 Men Who Give A DAMN – NL held its fourth meeting on Monday, April 27th and were hosted by BMW on Kenmount Road.

A big thank-you goes out to our hosts. Their beautiful showroom and generosity helped to make this event one of our best to date. The team at BMW were extremely generous, providing catering and a door prize, which was won by Tony Scott.

Frank Howard, owner of BMW, went the extra mile and announced that they
would top up our donation to the selected charity by $5,000!

Three Worthy Causes Presented

At the event, we learned about three great charities:

– the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association, nominated by
Stephen Hogan

– Active Start, nominated by Colin Sullivan

– Team Broken Earth, nominated by Dr. Andrew Furey

And the Cheque Goes To…

Ultimately, the membership selected Active Start to be our recipient charity. Active Start, which does a lot of incredible work for the community by keeping children happy and healthy, was an excellent choice. You learn a lot through play and creativity, and Active Start provides a free and safe venue for children ages 0-6 years to get active. A huge congratulations to them.

This fourth meeting wrapped up our first year together and through our first three meetings we have been able to donate $47,450 to three very deserving charities: Young Adult Cancer Canada, Choices for Youth, and the Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation.

Joining Forces for a Good Cause

Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, July 22nd at Easter Seals on Mt. Scio Rd. We will be having a joint meeting with 100 Women Who Care and pooling our donations to make one BIG donation.

May 07, 2015

100 Men Gave a Damn About Active Start

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Feb 24, 2015

100 Men Present A Damn Big Cheque

The Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation

Pictured Above: (L-R) John Atkins (JAC & 100 Men Co-Founder), Tina Hand (Dr. Jack Board Member), Bob Hand (Dr. Jack Board Member), Jill Penney (General Manager of Mercedes-Benz), William Cahill (Cox & Palmer, Law & 100 Men Co-Founder), and Sean Stack (S.R. Stack & 100 Men Co-Founder).

 

Cheque Presentation

On January 19th, the members of 100 Men voted in favour of The Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation as the recipient of their third charitable donation.

Donations from our members poured in over the following weeks and the accumulated efforts of 150 members provided a donation of $18,750.00 (a number which continues to grow, while additional donations are still being received by 100 Men).

On February 23rd, this substantial donation was presented to Tina Hand and Bob Hand at the Mercedes-Benz dealership, who were so kind to host our third meeting.

 

Helping Families Stay Strong

The Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation assists families with their financial struggles while they focus on their more pressing need; their child’s treatment and recovery from a Hematology or Oncology-related illness. An ode to the kindness, generosity and compassion of Dr. Jack Hand, this foundation allows the continuation of the hope he gave his patients and their families. To learn more about the Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation, visit their website or view our video.

 

Thank You Mercedes-Benz

We want to take a moment to thank Mercedes-Benz (again), for hosting a charming event. Mercedes-Benz brought elegance and generosity to their role as host. The inclusion of Red Oak Catering offering champagne as members arrived, along with additional offerings of assorted beverages and hors d’oeuvres, added a decadent touch. Additionally, Canadian AV kindly supplied the audio/visual needs of the event. And, if the atmosphere wasn’t charming enough, every member received a special discount off of a Mercedez-Benz vehicle.

To further the charm and flair of the event, Mercedes-Benz surprised the 100 Men Members by generously donating $5,000 to our chosen charity, The Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation through 100 Men.

Mercedes-Benz have indicated that they were just as pleased with the event as the 100 Men Members and Organizers.

 

Do You Give a Damn?

If you are not a member and want to give a damn with us, sign up today and join us at our next meeting on April 27th at BMW.

Feb 24, 2015

100 Men Present A Damn Big Cheque

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Thank You for Your Patience

We just want to say a huge thank you to all of our members for their patience as we continue to work on 100Men of NL behind the scenes. Today, we just want to send along a brief update to let you know where we are and where we’re headed.

Over the last several months, 100 Men of NL has been undergoing a review and restructuring process in hopes of establishing a clear path for the organization. Once event planning and meetings resume, JAC, led by John Atkins, will lead the charge for 100 Men and resume their past roles with securing charities, organizing meetings, and handling donations. We’ll also be releasing a call for new executives in the coming weeks. In addition to changes in leadership, we also want to conduct a thorough review of our membership, specifically around recruiting new members and reactivating existing ones. We also want to explore new marketing and advertising channels for the group so that we can continue to attract both new members and deserving charities.

For now, if you have any questions or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you. You can send us a message on Facebook or through the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Again, thanks for your patience, and we’re looking forward to getting back to work on making a difference and building relationships.

Thank You for Your Patience

We just want to say a huge thank you to all of our members for their patience as we continue to work on 100Men of NL behind the scenes. Today, we just want to send along a brief update to let you know where we are and where we’re headed.