The Yellowknife chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn is giving more than $11,000 to the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre to help the organization run its men’s healing program.
Members of 100 Men Who Give a Damn meet quarterly to determine which local charity they’d like to donate to. The expectation is for members to contribute $100 at each of those meetings.
Once members agree on a recipient via a vote, all donations are sent to that local non-profit.
In Yellowknife, the group has already donated over $36,000 to charities in its first year of operation. Once the Tree of Peace receives its donation in full, that number could jump as high as $50,000.
On Wednesday night, members voted to support the Tree of Peace’s A New Day men’s healing program.
Mere hours before members voted, the territorial government announced its long-term commitment to the rehabilitative program.
In its inaugural year, the Yellowknife chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn has made the following donations:
- $12,400 to Yellowknife’s scouts in February
- $12,280 to Habitat for Humanity NWT in May
- $11,500 to the NWT SPCA in August
- Committed more than $11,000 to the Tree of Peace during its November meeting