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The quarterly meeting of 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell will be Tuesday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the parish center at St. Mary Church, 1002 Broad Street, in Grinnell, and is scheduled to last no more than an hour.  

The meeting will feature nomination presentations for up to three organizations in the greater Grinnell area, and members will vote to determine the recipient organization for the new quarter.  Another important feature of this quarter’s meeting will be an evaluation process to allow members to share ideas to help the organization grow stronger in meeting area funding needs.  

100 + People Who Care – Grinnell was formed in January, 2017, as a way to encourage support for non-profit entities that are positively impacting life in the community.  The model is one that originated in Michigan in 2006, and has since spread to more than 600 communities across the U.S. and Canada.  It is based on the simple concept that if 100 people will each write a $ 100 check, an organization in their community can receive a boost of $ 10,000 for its programs.  

Since its formation, 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell has grown to embrace more than 120 members, which means each recipient organization receives at least $ 12,000 in new funding.  Those wishing to explore membership are invited to attend the October 22 meeting as non-voting visitors.  

For further information about 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell, please call any of the founding board members:  Christine Day, 641-485-6180; Dennis Day, 641-485-6118; Donna Ricks, 319-269-9626; or Al Ricks, 319-269-3475.  Donna is the point person for maintaining membership records, and Christine is the point of contact for making a nomination at the October meeting.  Christine’s e-mail address is  

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