The Yellowknife chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn is giving more than $12,000 to the city’s scouts.
100 Men Who Give a Damn is modelled on similar groups elsewhere in Canada and the United States, which bring together men who pool their resources to fund worthy causes.
Each member is expected to contribute $100 four times a year. The group holds a vote to select quarterly recipients of funding from a shortlist.
Yellowknife’s 100 Men Who Give a Damn group met on Wednesday to select its first-ever beneficiary, with at least 117 donors turning up.
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The scouts say they’ll use the money to renovate their cabin at Pontoon Lake.
“Thanks to 120 very generous guys,” Scouts Canada area commissioner Michael Kalnay wrote on the group’s Facebook page. “We’ll be updating our camp to better accommodate younger kids – and keep the squirrels out.”
Yellowknife’s YWCA tweeted that it had lost to the scouts by two votes.
A women’s version of 100 Men Who Give a Damn is reportedly in development.