CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville-area chapter of the group 100+ Women Who Care will hold a quarterly meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

The group meets each quarter, on the third Thursdays of January, April, July, and October. At each meeting, members choose one 501c3 nonprofit organization toward which a charitable donation will be committed. 

Four times a year, the chapter aims to find at least 100 women to give $100. Those gifts are then combined into the charitable donation.

Since the group formed in 2008, 100+ Women Who Care in Charlottesville has donated more than $340,000 to local charities. 

Each group member, of which there are between 60 and 90 women, submit charities they care about, the group chooses which charity to donate to, and then members write a check to that organization with no middle man.

Then, at the following meeting, the charity will share what was done with the donated money. 

Nancy Markos, the co-chair of 100+ Women Who Care, says it's a great way to give back and to learn more about nonprofits impacting the local community.

"It's really easy, and we have done just so much for the community and have made a difference for so many organizations, so it's been really exciting, and it's simple," Markos said. "If you have a passion about somebody, you come in and you put their name in the hat, and hopefully you'll get to be the winner."

The organization has donated to nonprofits like Green Dogs Unleashed, Kindness Cafe, the Free Book Bus, and Emergency Food Network.

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