A new campaign to help the community is launching in Timmins.
The Chamber of Commerce Business Takes the Lead committee is starting a 100 People Who Care chapter in Timmins. Committee Chair Dan Ayotte says this is where about 100 people donate $100 each to a fund. Ayotte says each person who donates will also be able to suggest a charity where the pool of money should go. “The Chamber Business Takes the Lead [committee] will drop down to three charities to vote for, so from all the charities we get requests for, we’ll drop down to three and from those three we will vote. If we have 100 people that’s $10,000 that will go to that charity.”
Ayotte says this will happen four times a year, once in December, March, June and September. He says each time it will be a different charity that receives the money.
“It’s quite positive across other communities. It’s a good way to give back in a big way. So you give a small amount and you will be able to give away $10,000 every quarter which is a lot of money.”
Ayotte says the campaign doesn’t have to hit 100 people and it can go over 100 people, the more the marrier. “If we don’t hit 100, it’s not the end of the world. We can still donate whatever we have.” He says you can also donate more than once if you want.