The 100 Strong Campaign, an event where people pay $ 100 to register and then can vote for the charity of their choice, will take place in a virtual setting.
The people who nominate the associations will have five minutes to convince the group to vote for them.
The charity with the most votes gets $ 10,000.
In the past, the Sudbury Police Chief’s Youth Initiative Fund has been the recipient of donations, as have the Social Planning Council Emergency Fund and KICX for Kids – NEO Kids.
Anna Maria Barsanti, the organizer of 100 Strong, says participants are registering from Sudbury and beyond.
“I have a wife from Australia, a man from British Columbia,” Barsanti said. “We have people from southern Ontario, which is obviously much larger than what we had the first few times, because these are people who originally lived here or who have a connection to Sudbury.
“They want to participate.
This is the fourth 100 Strong event organized by Barsanti. The idea came from Be the miracle: 50 lessons to make the impossible possible a book by Regina Brett.
“I thought it was something I could do,” Barsanti said. “I can bring together like-minded people and we can fundraise.”
“This is a substantial amount that will help a charity do the job it needs to do.”
Launching 100 Strong has been especially important to tackle some of the challenges the community has faced since the pandemic.
“What I know about our community is that we volunteer, we have this heart to give,” she said. “Even during the strike, when people brought food to the picket line, then the strikers said no, donate to the food bank. “
“So even if I don’t, things aren’t going well for me. I still want to do well for others,” she said.
So far, the event has attracted around 80 people, and 20 more are needed to reach the $ 10,000 mark.
You can learn more about the event by visiting the 100 Strong Facebook page.
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