The 100 People Who Care Barton County group was launched in 2017 and has since raised over $140,000 for deserving local charities with zero fundraising efforts. Members of the group pledge to donate $100 per quarter to whichever charity is voted the winner after hearing three 5-minute presentations from organizations nominated at the previous meeting. At the end of each meeting, a winner is announced and checks are made out directly to their charity, bringing in approximately $10,000 under an hour. Because the group operates entirely with volunteers, and the checks are written directly to the 501(c)3 organization, there are no administrative expenses that take away from the nonprofit organization’s donations. Whichever charity wins the majority vote earns 100% of the tax-deductible gifts.