Due to social distancing restrictions, we will not be holding a 4th quarter meeting for 2020. However, we do encourage all of our members to support one of our local charities that are working hard to provide emergency support to our neighbors. You may recognize them from our Zoom meeting earlier this year.



Our very first meeting raised $5,500 for YMCA Camp Collins.  This allowed them to provide more scholarships than every before to local children in our community.

Trauma Intervention Program NW

Next, after popular vote and hearing an impactful explanation of their mission.  We were able to donate $8,500 to TIP NWTIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support and resources to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.  This influx of cash has allowed them to train more volunteers and meet the increased number of neighbors in need of their support. 

My Father’s House 

120 Women chose to support My Father’s House with $12,000.  My Father’s House Community Shelter is a family shelter located in East Multnomah County. They provide a safe environment for 30 families at a time, a place families can stay together as they address their spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational issues and needs.

Boxes of Love 

The Boxes of Love initiative partners with local area hospitals to provide babies and children being discharged from the hospital into foster care with a Box of Love.  Many of our members were completely unaware of this charity but once they heard all the good deeds they voted to help.  In just one hour, the 100+ Women Who Care raised $10,400 to help create more boxes in order to address the overwhelming need.

Serendipity Center

Serendipity is a non-profit therapeutic school serving at-risk students whose complex needs prevent success in other settings.  When the Serendipity Center was nominated and the ladies heard how just a few dollars could make a big difference in so many young lives, the wheels were set in motion.  In just one hour during the meeting each of the 115 women donated $100 each.  These efforts generated $11,500 for the Center and made a huge impact on their ability to serve the at-risk youth struggling in our area.  

Our First Virtual Meeting

The steering committee chose Snow Cap Community Charities, Birch Community Services, and Meals of Wheels as our three charities.  The Director of each Charity spoke on Zoom sharing their current stuggles and wish list as well as a direct link to donate.  It was a challenge tracking donations but those non-profits estimate that we helped them raise $13,617 including using our donations to meet matching grant challenges.

Bess Wills Co-Founder of 100+ Women Who Care

Gresham Barlow Education Foundation

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation provides funding to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students in the Gresham-Barlow School District.  The funds donated by the 100+ Women Who Care helped to make the Tomorrow Bus a reality.  It is a mobile science and engineering lab in a converted school bus.

The Tomorrow Bus visits elementary and middle schools in the Gresham-Barlow district bringing fun, hands-on science lessons. 

Gresham Senior Center

Our local Senior Center won our hearts with
hearing how they provide older adults the opportunity to remain involved and active in their community.  Many of their projects direct benefit our community with love and support.  The $9500 raised that night was slated to help them purchase a new quilting machine.  However they have now used the funds to stay afloat during the pandemic.  They are emensly grateful as they continue to serve the seniors of our community.  

$81,017 Raised to Date


Our Sponsor for the October Meeting is Leslee Dirk of ERA Freeman & Associates.

We are so thankful and appreciative to our local businesses for all the support they have shown helping to keep our community strong.

Please show our sponsors some LOVE when possible.  Thank you!

Join us on Facebook Live for the Virtual Meeting!

Leslee Dirk ERA Realtor

Click On Logos To Donate

While we wait for our tentative meeting in October, we encourage you to consider donating to one of these local three charities. 

All three charities work to help ensure than no one in East County goes hungry.   Join us in supporting our neighbors in this troubling time.   


How It Works

100+ Women Who Care is a group of women who gather four times a year for a one-hour meeting.  We learn about local charities and each donates a $100 check to a charity that the group selects by popular vote. This combined donation of $10,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning.

How to Nominate a Charity

Only members are eligible to nominate a charity, so join now!  There is no proxy voting.

To be considered to present at a meeting a charity must be:


  • Based in and serving the East County Area.
  • A registered 501C3 organization
  • Established for at least one year

How to Join

We are a bunch of amazing women and should all be proud of what we are doing.

We are currently 100 members and hoping to grow to by 10% each time we meet.

To join 100 Women Who Care East County, complete a Membership Form and return it via mail, email, or bring it to the next meeting. 



We couldn’t do it without your generous donations!