How does this work?

  • 100 Kids members between the ages of 5 and 17 come together 4 times a year with $10 each to donate to a local charity. 18 years or older participants should look at joining the 100 Women Who Care Maui or the 100 Men Who Care Maui.
  • Kids nominate local charities in advance. Nominations must be received two days prior to the event.
  • 3 charities will be randomly selected at the meeting.
  • The three kids whose charities are selected will get up and speak about their charity of choice for 1-2 minutes. (Parents are permitted to speak as well as representatives from the organization.)
  • Parents can help explain each charity to their children and help them make their vote but we would like it to be their choice.
  • Members will vote for the charity they would like to see receive the group donation.
  • The charity with the most votes will receive the group’s collective donations. 100% of the donations go to the local charity.
  • We would love a local business or member of the community to match the kids donations.
  • Members commit to 4 events per year. Events are approximately 1 hour in length.
  • The kids are encouraged to earn the $10 if possible (ie. chores, allowance, taking in bottles, birthday money etc.)
What do kids get out of this?

They learn the spirit of giving at a young age. They learn the importance of giving back to the community. They learn that you don't have to be wealthy to give. They will meet new friends and strengthen the bonds of existing friendships. They learn a democratic approach to decision making. They learn that giving is FUN!!

What do parents get out of this?

You can teach and foster the spirit of philanthropy early in your children's lives. You can teach them that charity does not discriminate against age, gender or income level. You can teach them the benefits of a democratic voting system. You meet like minded parents. It's a fun, quick and productive hour with your kids!

Nomination Criteria

  • Any charity or not-for-profit group must be a registered 501(c)3 organization.
  • All charitable groups that have been established for at least one year and serve Maui.
  • No national or international charities will be considered, as the aim is to keep our donations local.
  • Schools and churches will not be considered, as our goal is to reach out to community organizations.
  • Charities must be nominated by registered members of 100 Kids.
  • An organization that is selected for the group donation may be considered again after a 3-year period.


  • The children should be prepared to speak at the meeting regarding the charity they nominated. A representative from the charity is welcome to attend the meeting and speak or answer any questions from the members.
  • Parents should help their child prepare to speak in case their charity is chosen. The child should be ready to present for 1-2 minutes on their chosen charity. Here are some ideas to consider: Who are you? What charity did you nominate? Why did you nominate this charity? How can the 100 Kids donations help this charity? If you are nervous about speaking in front of an audience, your parent may come up with you.
  • In addition to making a presentation, we invite representatives from each of the nominated charities to have an informative booth at the meeting; this will allow our members to learn more about their work in the community, meet the representatives of all organizations, and have the opportunity to make additional donations or volunteer with the cause if they feel inspired.