Halifax, Nova Scotia – February 23, 2016 – 100 Men Who Give a Damn! - Halifax has chosen Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
100 Men Who Give a Damn! – Halifax is pleased to announce the most recent recipient of a quarterly gift of $15,400. The “non-organization”, comprised of over 100 men from HRM and beyond, celebrated the successful one night, one hour meeting by awarding Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia individual cheques with a cumulative value in excess of $15,400. More will be added when those unable to attend contribute over the next several weeks.
"The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia exists to make a positive difference in the lives of Nova Scotians by supporting mental health initiatives in our community. We are a grassroots organization that doesn’t receive government funding. We genuinely care about the one in five Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their families. We work every day to change the way people think."
“The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is positively thrilled to receive this significant gift from 100 Men Who Give A Damn! – Halifax,” says Foundation President & CEO Starr Dobson. “Our motto is changing the way people think and this gift will go a long way toward making that happen.”
She explained how the gift would be used, “We will be using this incredible donation to fund recreation therapy programming for mental health inpatients in Halifax who rarely have the opportunity, or reason, to leave their hospital rooms.”
Tonight brings the total raised by 100 Men Who Give a Damn! - Halifax to more than $230,000 at the quarterly meeting hosted by Saint Mary’s University.
100 Men Who Give a Damn! - Halifax members each bring a blank $100 cheque to a group meeting four times every year. Three randomly selected local charities will present during each meeting, one will be selected as the recipient, and that charity will then walk away with all the cheques: a minimum of $10,000 in total. Each member's $400 per year commitment translates into a minimum of $40,000 for four local charities. The group considers itself to be a 'non-organization' as there is no board, no joint stocks registration, no treasurer, no income and no expenses. Every penny goes to the selected charity - the group simply facilitates the donations.
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