A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the 100+ Women groups that have been growing across the nation and literally changing their communities for the better. And here in East County, there are hundreds of great nonprofits in need of resources. So, a group of passionate and motivated East Multnomah County women came together, Wednesday afternoon, July 25th to make a difference in their
community by sending kids to summer camp.

Through the inaugural chapter meeting of the 100 Women Who Care East County, the members selected YMCA Camp Collins to be their recipient of the first-ever donation! And the best part is, it only took an hour and $5,500 was raised! No muss, no fuss! Just caring
people coming together with a common goal of choosing and supporting a local non-profit organization that is doing amazing things in our community.

100+ Women Who Care First Meeting

This group will meet four times a year with every member bringing their $100 ready to donate to the non-profit selected through a popular vote. The combined donation will make a real impact in our community. If you’d like to participate in the next meeting, October 24th, 2018 please go to http://100WomenWhoCareEastCounty.org and fill out the membership form. The goal is to have 100 members and we’re halfway there! Please join us and have your favorite non-profit in mind to nominate!

100+Women + One Hour = $10,000 for local charities!

Originally printed in the Gresham Outlook August 3rd, 2018.  Bess Wills, General Manager of Gresham Ford.