The Second Meeting
On October 20th 100 Men Who Give a Damn, gathered together at The Capital Hotel to vote on contributing generously to one of three very worthy causes, nominated by its members.
Membership having grown to 139 men, the expectation of a considerable donation electrified the atmosphere. Intense with joy and excitement, men gathered to cast a fateful vote to designate where the donation of their second official meeting would be distributed. With worthy charities represented, the members present voted in favor of the very deserving, Choices for Youth.
Choices for Youth
Choices for Youth is an organization that endeavors to empower at risk youth by supporting their growth and restoring hope in their lives. With services like housing assistance, emergency shelter, provision of basic necessities, encouraging employment and educational opportunities and much more.
Located in the downtown core of St. John’s, Choices for Youth serves its mission:
“A Community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides youth with a range of supportive housing options, access to a variety of services that promote healthy personal development, and a sense of belonging within an environment of respect, tolerance, peace, and equality.” (source)
$18,200 is a Damn Good Donation.
The contributions poured in and much to the delight of 100 Men NL founders, they were provided the great honor to present Choices for Youth with a cheque for $18,200 on behalf of the 139 members of 100 Men NL. Among that total was the notably kind and generous donation of $5,000 from The Construction Labour Relations Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.
Choices for Youth intends to allocate the funds toward their Momma Moments program, empowering; “young-pregnant and parenting women to effectively care for their children and improve their healthy living skills.”
The 100 Men NL founders are confident that such a healthy contribution will be a productive boost to the organization during the holiday season. Cofounder, John Atkin’s (of JAC) confirms; “It was a great honour to present Choices for Youth with a significant donation today. To see how the people they help, benefit from such an organization, makes it all worth while.”
With growing membership, the 100 Men founders are enthusiastic about what the future holds for an organization like this one.
Lets give a damn! Join 100 Men NL today.