Be One! Invite One! The Power of 100!
In 60 minutes we can raise $10,000+ for a Local Charity.
After last year, there is an even greater need for us to help our community.
You ARE HEROES!
In 2020, our last regular (In Person) meeting was February where the group chose to give funds raised to the Gresham Senior Center for a Quilting Machine which they have spent years saving for and our funds would put them over the top and give them the ability to make this dream a reality. However, due to Covid reality changed. The Senior Center was closed and lost their ability to raise the normal working capital they receive from weekly attendance and fundraisers. They had to use every bit of their savings, our contribution as well, to just keep the rent and other expenses paid, so there would still be a Senior Center at the end of the Pandemic. That being said, just recently a single benefactor made a generous contribution to pay for the Quilting Machine. So this story has a happy ending and one that the Senior Center will always be extremely grateful to “100+ Women Who Care Easy County” for saving the Center during this crisis.
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE AT A VIRTUAL MEETING
Since we could not continue to meet in person we had a virtual meeting on April 30th that focused on the most basic of needs – food for those in our community. We raised over $13,000 for Meals on Wheels, SnowCap, and Birch Community Services. Each one of these organizations were extremely grateful and it certainly made a difference in their expanded roles and services due to Covid.
Waiting for “in-person” meetings does not help those in our community – so to keep this good work going we are scheduling a VIRTUAL Meeting. We need your help to make this as successful as possible.
Register below to receive the Zoom link for our virtual meetings. Then, gather your friends and participate with us raising much needed funds for our non-profits helping our neighbors here in East County. If $100 isn’t in your budget, ask some friends and pitch in $25 each. If you can give more, by all means, it will be appreciated. Every bit makes a difference.
Thursday, May 6th, 2021
FUNDS RAISED TO DATE
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 NW. TIP 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 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.
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
tales of how they provide older adults the opportunity to remain involved and active in their community. Many of their projects directly 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
VIRTUAL MEETING DETAILS
Our Sponsor 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!
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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
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 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.
Not Ready to Join? Register for our next event.
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