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100+ Women. 1-Hour. $10,000+


100+ Women Who Care Red Deer

100+ Women Who Care Red Deer is a network of compassionate, empowered, and dedicated women who make a direct, immediate, and positive impact in Red Deer and area. We support local non-profit and charitable organizations that work every day to make our community a better place to live. 100% of funds donated go to the selected charities - there are no administration fees, and all costs are covered by the generosity of sponsors. Collectively, we make a difference. We invite you to join us!


We take pride in our commitment to ensuring that every single donation goes directly to the chosen charities. With this approach, we can guarantee that 100% of the funds you contribute will significantly and meaningfully impact our community.


Our goal is to inspire and encourage others to actively engage and discover the numerous valuable initiatives and organizations that exist within our vibrant community. By working together, we firmly believe that we can create a positive and lasting difference, touching the lives of countless individuals in need. Join us on this incredible journey of making a difference and be a part of something truly impactful.


Being a member of 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer signifies your commitment to supporting local charities and causes. This organization is renowned for its simplicity, elegance, and effectiveness.

100+ Women Who Care Red Deer


Our Charity Recipients

Since 2015, more than $598,000 has been raised for these local charities:

  • Pines Alternative School Leadership Trip

  • Safe Harbour Society

  • The Red Deer Food Bank Society

  • Mamas for Mamas

  • Move Your Mood Studio – CACAC

  • The Mustard Seed School Lunch Program

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Family Services of Central Alberta

  • Meals on Wheels

  • The Glendale Sciences and Technology School Parent Association

  • Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Services

  • Smiles Thru Lindsay Foundation

  • Red Deer Action Bus

  • Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

  • Red Deer and District Food Bank

  • Penhold RCAFS

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Parkland School

  • Red Deer Hospice

  • The Christmas Bureau

  • Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre

  • Saving Grace Animal Shelter

  • Women’s Outreach – Dragonfly Program

  • Street Ties; Vantage Community Services

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter

  • Central Alberta Brain Injury Society

  • The Lending Cupboard

  • Red Deer and District SPCA

  • Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre

  • Suicide Information and Education Services

  • Alzheimer Society – RD & Central Alberta

  • Central Alberta Immigrant Women's Association

  • Eastview School Play Structure

100+ Women Who Care Red Deer
100+ Women Who Care Red Deer
100+ Women Who Care Red Deer

How It All Started

It seems like such a short time ago that the “100 Who Care” concept seized our imaginations. Originating in Jackson, Michigan, in 2006, others all over the USA, Canada and Australia have started local groups. There are 100 Women Who Care, 100 Men Who Care, 100 Kids Who Care, and 100 People Who Care groups.


We couldn’t think of a reason not to start 100 Women Who Care Red Deer. We compiled an email list of amazing, community-minded women, sent an invitation, and then crossed our fingers. 120 people sent RSVPs. The night of our first meeting – February 8, 2015 – was cold, snowy, and windy.   Despite the weather, more than 225 women attended. We were a little overwhelmed. We were short on chairs, registration forms, and ballots. One thing not in short supply was enthusiasm!


We muddled through the first night, big grins on our faces as we scrambled and improvised a few things. Later that night, over a glass of wine, we counted the donations. In one hour, our members had donated $22,700 to the Eastview Middle School Play Structure Project, helping break a logjam after years of fundraising by the school’s parents and staff. We have such fond memories of that exciting night!

With such an enthusiastic response, we added a ‘+’ to our name.

We are so grateful to the generous women of the Red Deer area who have embraced this community fundraising initiative and look forward to the years ahead. We are having so much fun, and there are many worthy organizations in need of a boost.

To our current members, thank you for your continued support. To anyone who’d like to learn more, we encourage you to attend a meeting and check us out.  It’s just 4 hours a year of your time, and such a simple way makes a huge impact on our community.

Cindy Jefferies and Susan Knopp

Founders, 100+ Women Who Care Red Deer

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