We were thrilled to be able to have another meeting during this challenging year, and were especially thrilled to be able to offer a Zoom option for those who were unable to attend the meeting in person.  The In-Person/Zoom meeting went extremely well, and it is very likely that this format will remain in place for the forseeable future. 


Huge Congratulations to the Kamloops Music Collectivefor being chosen as this month's recipient of our donation. The Kamloops Music Collective provides music, lessons, and instruments to youth in our community regardless of their economic situation.  To learn more about this fantastic organization and the programs they offer, click on the link above.


Other presenters were The Chris Rose Centre for Autism and the

BC Wildlife  Park.  Learn more by clicking on the respective links.

After three very worthy and excellent presentations and a very close vote, we are thrilled to announce that the Kamloops Sexual Assault Centre was the recipient of our February 2015 donation.  The Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit organization that was established in 1982 to provide counselling and support to victims of sexualized abuse and violence



February 4, 2019

November 2, 2015

Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism provides services and supports for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

​​People In Motion provides services and supports for individuals with disabilities. They also work hard on building awareness of the challenges that people with disabilities face, thereby promoting a more accepting community.

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Other presenters were the MS Society and St. John Ambulance.  You can learn more about these great organizations by clicking on the links.


When the votes were being tallied, it was great to hear about the progress being made on the new facility for the Kamloops & District SPCA, who was the recipient from our May 2018 meeting.

October 29, 2018

Total raised $8,700

Total raised $8,200

Crossing Bridges Outreach Program was started by the Kamloops Arts Council in 2013 and provides arts workshops to children, youth, and adults in our community who need it the most.​

Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society offers programs and services in the area of housing and community justice, with a focus on women and youth.​

Congratulations to the Power Start Program for being chosen as the recipient of our first donation of 2019.  Power Start is one of many programs for children run by the Boys & Girls Club.  This is a free program that provides transportation, a nutritious breakfast, a recess snack, and school day preparation to children who experience challenges with food sustainability and getting to school on time.  Currently, five elementary schools are taking part in this fabulous program.


We were also pleased to hear from two other terrific organizations in our community, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and the Salvation Army.  Click on the links to learn more about these groups and the benefits they provide in our community.

With Covid-19 still amongst us and social gathering restrictions still a part of everyday life, our meeting was held virtually via Zoom.  Thank goodness for technology that enables organizations such as ours to continue to meet!


After three fantastic presentations, we were so happy to be able to announce Angels Animal Rescue in Merritt, BC as the recipient of our February 2021 donation.  This is the second time that this organization has received funding from us; the first time being on November 2, 2015.


​We also heard from two other fantastic organizations -- the Kamloops Community Response Network and Refugees and Friends Together (RAFT).  It is so interesting to learn about the different organizations amongst us and the impact that they are all having on the lives of people who live and work in our community.



August 25, 2015

My Place, a division of the Elizabeth Fry Society, was the recipient of this month's donation of $6,800.  My Place is a drop-in centre that focuses on life skills training.  The centre acts as a hub for clients to access information, receive referrals for community services, obtain free bus tickets, and perhaps even have something to eat. 

Click on the following links to learn about the other two fantastic organizations we heard from at our November meeting.

The Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) serves those with acquired brain injuries, their families, and caregivers by offering programs and education. They also facilitate awareness regarding brain injury and offer prevention and safety workshops and seminars to the community. 

​​The Kamloops Food Bank ​has an amazing group of volunteers who look after distributing perishable and non-perishable food to hungry Kamloopsians each year.  So far in 2016, the Food Bank has served over 5,000 clients.

Total raised $7,000

The CMHA presentation focused on the Ride Don't Hide community bike ride

event that is taking place in Kamloops on June 24, 2018.  The event focuses on raising awareness and breaking the stigma of mental illness.  Register for the ride on their website at the link above.  Habitat for Humanity has provided shelter for 10 families since the year 2000.  They believe strongly that everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.  


It was great to hear from Jillian and Sam from ASK Wellness about how much February's donation benefited

the SHOP program.  We also heard Sam's personal story and the obstacles she overcame.  It's so heartwarming to

see Sam doing so well.  Thanks for sharing your story!

Total raised $7,400

Changing our community for the better, one woman and one dollar at a time!

Total raised $7,800

The Y Women's Shelter was awarded our last donation for the 2019 year.  The shelter provides a safe refuge for women and children when leaving violence.  Our funding will be used to increase the number of counselling hours that the shelter is able to provide for children and youth.


We also heard from the Auxillary to Overlander Extended Care and Refugees and Friends Together (RAFT).  You can learn more about these great non-profit organizations by clicking on the links.

November 7, 2016

The Gaby Davis Foundation and Western Canada Theatre also made presentations to our membership.  Click on the links to learn more about these fantastic organizations in our community.

November 4, 2019

​​Interior Community Services (ICS) - Youth Street Outreach Program was the recipient of this month's donation from 100 Women Who Care Kamloops.  The ICS enriches lives by providing integrated family support, life skills development, and safe and nurturing home environments which enables individuals and families to reach their full potential in the community.   

We also heard from two other equally deserving charities!  Learn more by visiting their websites.


Lii Michif Otipemisiwak supports Metis families to ensure they have

opportunities and access to services and resources by promoting cultural

identity, education, and programs which are relevant to the Metis community.


Kamloops Shoebox Project collects and distributes gifts during the holidays in the form of shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

May 7, 2018

February 5, 2018

May 27, 2019

Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing for their new Nursing and Population Health building.  Click on the links to learn more about these fantastic organizations and the services they provide for our community.

Angels Animal Rescue (Merritt) was the recipient of the November donation.  This is the first organization within the Thompson Nicola Regional District, yet outside of the City of Kamloops, to receive a donation from 100 Women Who Care Kamloops.  Angels Animal Rescue Society is a caring facility that provides a safe place for abused, abandoned and neglected animals. 


We also heard from the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and Big Brothers & Sisters.  Learn more about those organizations below.

November 15, 2020

November 3, 2014

Total raised $6,900

We were very pleased to present the Kamloops Community Response Network with the May 2016 donation.  This organization brings together individuals and community agencies to bring awareness and prevent the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. 

Our members also welcomed fantastic presentations from the following organizations.  

Total raised at the meeting = $8,200

We were very pleased to provide the JUMP (Jubilee Urban Movement and Partners) program with our November donation.  JUMP is a volunteer not for profit organization that operates a Drop-In Centre which provides free Saturday community meals and produce markets, and urban community gardens.  Since its inception in 2012,  JUMP has served 250 home cooked meals for 25,000 people.

KidSport Kamloops took home this month's donation, and it wasn't an easy decision for our members as all of the charities are so deserving.  KidSport assists children and families by removing financial barriers that would prohibit a child from playing their chosen sport.   All funds raised are spent locally and distributed to children to cover registration and/or equipment fees.  To learn more about KidSport, click on the link above.

Total raised $9,900

Total raised $7,500

It's always such a difficult decision to choose only one charity as they are all so deserving. Congratulations to Interior Community Services, Mount Paul Food Centre, the recipient of this month's donation of $6,600. 

The Mount Paul Food Centre is a welcoming space that focuses on food security programming.  The goals are to promote food access, food skills and education.

August 29, 2016

It's always so difficult to choose only one charity at our meetings as they are all so deserving.  Learn about the other two organizations that also made presentations to our members in February.

Kamloops Hospice Association ​enhances quality of life for individuals facing the end of their life and bereavement for their families.  The Marjorie Willoughby  Snowden Home provides specialized end of life care to ensure that the people living there have all of their physical and emotional needs met.

RAFT​ (Refugees and Friends Together) helps support refugees and facilitates their successful adjustment to Canadian society and moving towards independence.

Total raised $7,200

November 6, 2017

Total raised at the meeting = $8,400

Total raised $8,900

Blue House was the recipient of our August 2019 donation.  The Blue House is a 7-bedroom alcohol and drug recovery home for men who are looking for abstinence-based housing.  This program provides a  safe and stable environment where residents can focus on building a new way of living.


We also heard from the Kamloops Special Olympics and the

August 27, 2018

Total raised $9,100

Total raised at the meeting = $6,800

Congratulations to Pit Stop for being chosen as the recipient for our May 2019 donation.  Pit Stop is a wonderful program run out of the Kamloops United Church that has been providing a hot and nutritious meal every Sunday afternoon to youth, seniors, adults, and families -- many of whom are marginalized members of our community.


We also heard from The Kamloops Arts Council Crossing Bridges Outreach and Interior Community Services - Mount Paul Food Centre.  Click on the links to learn more about these fantastic organizations and the services they provide for our community.

August 26, 2019

Total raised at the meeting = $7,800. 

The Family Tree Family Resource Centre was the recipient of the October donation.  This is the second time that this organization has received funding from 100 Women Who Care -- the first was at our inaugural meeting in November 2014!  The Family Tree Centre provides support programs for parents and children that are designed to strengthen families and empower them to overcome challenges.

February 7, 2017

Evan Mutrie was the recipient of our February donation and received about $8,700 from what was collected at the meeting and afterward from members who were unable to attend.  You can read about Evan's story here.  We were so pleased to be able to provide Evan and his family with funding which will assist him in his daily challenges.

February 4, 2020

May 4, 2015

Our inaugural meeting was an overwhelming success.  After hearing from three very deserving non-profit organizations, we were very happy to announce that the Family Tree Family Resource Centre took home our first donation!  The Family Tree Centre provides support programs for parents and children that are designed to strengthen families and empower them to overcome challenges.  Following the meeting, other wonderful caring women came forward to say they were so excited by what they heard we were doing that they would like to register and provided a cheque for Nov. 3rd's meeting.


To learn more about the charities that presented to our group and the wonderful work that they do to make our community a better place to live, click on the links to the right.

Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Club offers strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, teamwork, and creativity -- all in a fun, but demanding atmosphere. 

Volunteer Kamloops is committed to the concept that volunteering provides quality of life in the community.  They promote, recruit, educate, and provide orientation and referral services for volunteers and organizations in Kamloops and the surrounding area.​

The Out of the Cold Program is a cold weather shelter run by St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Kamloops.  The Shelter provides warm clothes, meals and beds for people who have nowhere else to go during extreme temperature drops.

The BC Interior Community Foundation is dedicated to improving lives in the Thompson, Nicola, and South Cariboo regions.  Click on the red link to learn more about this organization.

February 1, 2016

Click here to register.

Total raised $8,100

Total raised $7,500

Total raised $10,600

May 1, 2017

100 Women Who Care was very pleased to provide The Out of the Cold Program this month's donation as winter will be here before you know it.  This program is a cold weather shelter run by St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Kamloops.  The Shelter provides warm clothes, meals and beds for people who have nowhere else to go during extreme temperature drops.

We had another terrific meeting with three very deserving charities presenting. It was not an easy decision! Congratulations to the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association on being chosen as the recipient of this month’s donation, and taking home $6,000.


Click below to learn more about the other two fantastic organizations that were featured at our meeting.



May 2, 2016

The Rapid Access Breast Cancer Clinic at Royal Inland Hospital was the recipient of our August 2016 donation.  About 135 women in the Thompson-Nicola Region are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  Currently, it takes between 3-12 weeks for a breast cancer diagnosis.  This wait is an emotionally-charged time for women and their families. The new clinic will fast-track the screening and results which will enable women to be treated sooner and allow for the best outcome possible for those patients.

We also heard presentations from two other fantastic organizations and the wonderful work that they do to make our community a better place to live.

Emerald House is an emergency shelter that provides short-term accommodation for women and children who are homeless.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters enriches the lives of youth by delivering and advocating a high quality volunteer-based mentoring program.

August 28, 2017

Total raised $7,700

September 14, 2020

Ask Wellness - Shop Program was the recipient of the February donation and took home $6,800. Congratulations to the Ask Wellness team! The mission of SHOP program is to provide support services to people in the sex work industry.


We also heard from the following wonderful organizations, and we hope that they will be the successful recipient of a donation from 100 Women Who Care Kamloops at a future meeting.


Total raised $8,700

Total raised $9,600

Total raised at the meeting = $7,700.  

Total raised $10,800

After a bit of a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to be back and doing what we love to do -- giving back to our community.  This year has been an especially challenging year for everyone and many non-profits are struggling to stay afloat.  So, with the fabulous assistance of the Delta Hotel (our sponsor) to ensure that our meetings can run safely with Covid protocols in place, we are very fortunate to have only had to cancel one meeting this year.


We were thrilled to provide funding to A Way Home Kamloops to help to sponsor a staff member to assist youth aging out of Foster Care.  To learn more about what this team stands for and how they support the vulnerable youth in our community, check out their website at the link above.


​Other presenters were Kamloops Hospice and the Salvation Army.  As always, the decision of which charity our membership will support each meeting is never easy.



Total raised $7,800

Literacy in Kamloops (LinK) was the recipient of our first donation for 2016.  LinK began in 2006 and works together with community partners to increase literacy levels for children, youth, and adults in our community.  They are a very valuable asset in our community and we are so very fortunate to have them.  To learn more about their programs, click on the link above.

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge (Village of Chase) - Rob Miller and Shirley Mainprize have been rescuing donkeys for over 15 years and now have over 100 donkeys that they provide a loving, healthy, and stable home for.  Donkeys have a lifespan longer than most equines and, therefore, are often abused, neglected, or forgotten by their owners.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters enriches the lives of youth by delivering and advocating a high quality volunteer-based mentoring program.

Total raised $10,000

February 22, 2021

The Kamloops & District SPCA was the recipient of May's donation.  Our donation will help build the new community animal centre and we are very proud that our donation will help fund kennels in that new facility.

Other presenters were the Canadian Mental Health Association 
(CMHA) and Habitat for Humanity. 

February 2, 2015

Congratulations to the Spirit Warriors Dragon Boat Team -- our first recipient for the 2020 year.  The Spirit Warriors are a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team.  To learn more about what this team stands for and how they support breast cancer survivors and their families, visit their website at the link above.


Other presenters this evening were Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics Kamloops.  It is so difficult to choose only one charity as they are all so deserving.  We look forward to keeping these charities in our "hat" for consideration at a future meeting.