The first of four donations in 2017 by 100 Men Red Deer will help Red Deer College students who run into unexpected expenses that could hurt their school year, or prevent them from completing it.
Dan Sims, president of 100 Men, said that the Red Deer College Foundation was selected to receive the funds, which will amount to about $7,500.
The foundation will use the money specifically for the Student Emergency Bursary Program. Students who get help from it might be those who run into unexpected expenses, such as a car repair, Sims said.
The next donation will be on June 5.
The idea behind 100 Men is that four times a year, participants each donate $100 directly to a community organization. The money goes directly to the organization. Groups are nominated and then the three that made the final selection process each make a pitch to the donors, who then vote on who gets the funds.
100 Women Who Care – Red Deer, a similar group, will make it’s first donation for 2017 on April 3.