On March 10, 2022, Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC) received a generous $7,500 donation from 100+ Men Who Care Victoria. This donation complemented a substantial donation from their ‘sister group’, 100+ Women Who Care Saanich Peninsula. This organization donated $16,800 to FCBC in 2020.
Both philanthropic groups meet regularly to vote on a local charity that will receive donations.
100+ Men Who Care representatives Mathieu Powell and Mike Reilly came to the FCBC offices to present FCBC with the donation.
“I became aware of FCBC over a decade ago while working with Senior Living Magazine (now 55+ Lifestyles),” said Mathieu Powell, a member of 100+ Men Who Care who ‘pitched’ FCBC for the donation. “I was immediately impressed with the Board and Administration and their huge heart for a sector of our community that is often overlooked and unpaid, but resolute: family caregivers. FCBC provides amazing support and encouragement for the growing number giving care, and I was delighted to bring the organization to the attention of 100 Men.”
Funds donated to FCBC go towards continuing our ongoing services for family and friend caregivers in British Columbia. Services include our Caregiver Support Line, ongoing virtual and in-person caregiver support groups, and myriad other resources and supports.
“We are grateful for the generous donations from generous members of our community through the 100+ Men Who and 100+ Women Who Care in Greater Victoria,” said Barb MacLean, Executive Director of FCBC. “With more than 105,000 people caring for their family and friends on the South Island alone, our services are in-demand now more than ever. Donations like this will support our direct, local community-based services.
FCBC is grateful for the support of 100+ Men Who Care, 100+ Women Who Care, and to all our supporters. Thank you for recognizing us and helping us as we continue to deliver on our mission.