100+ Women Who Care Mid-Island was founded in January 2016 when Leanne Kelly, inspired by the success of 100+ Women Who Care Victoria, proposed the idea of creating a mid-island chapter. Leanne was joined by Julie Stewart-Boyle, Donna Houssin, Carole Rinas, Nahanni Ackroyd, Patrice Mauriks and Vicki Swan and together the women recruited 103 members for the first meeting on June 8, 2016.
The 100 Who Care movement was initiated November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan. At the first 100+ Women Who Care Jackson, Michigan meeting, the women wrote $100 cheques to The Center For Family Health and raised $12,800, to buy 300 baby cribs.
Today, there are over 350, 100 Who Care chapters around the world. They include 100 Women Who Care, 100 Men Who Care, 100 Men Who Give a Damn, 100 People Who Care and 100 Kids Who Care groups.