Frequently Asked Questions
How does the donation work?
Each meeting, 3 charities will present to the group. Then the members will vote for one. Majority vote will decide. Each member will then write a check for $100 directly to that charity. Electronic donations may also be possible. Members are obligated to make their donation even if they cannot attend the meeting.
Can I participate to “check it out” but not commit right away?
Yes, but only members who commit may vote upon which charity will receive the donation.
I am a member; can I bring a guest?
Yes! We would love to spread the word. Guests, however, may not participate in the charity vote.
Can I nominate a charity?
Yes, please refer to our nomination form. All charities must be registered 501(3)(c) and use most of their resources in the Downingtown and surrounding region.
Do I have to live in Downingtown to join?
No – all are welcome!
How often are the meetings?
Twice per year (February and September)
How does the vote work?
There will be up to 3 nominated charities per meeting presenting. Members will vote by majority for one of those to receive the total donation. Each member writes a check directly to the chosen charity.
How much is the donation?
Each member commits to $200 per year ($100 per meeting)
What if I cannot make it to a meeting?
You can send your donation with another member, mail it in, or send it electronically to the charity.