100+ Women Who Care is a local group of women who took root in August 2016 donating more than $20,000 back to the community of Chatham-Kent. The concept of 100+ Women Who Care is to bring together 100 (or more) women who commit to make an immediate, direct, and positive effect in their home community by supporting local charities and non-profit organizations. 100+ Women Who Care meets four times a year for one hour in February, May, August, and November. At each meeting three Chatham-Kent charities in immediate need of financial assistance are presented by the nominating members; one is awarded the group’s collective donation based on a silent vote. Each 100+ Women Who Care member writes a $100 cheque directly to the chosen organization, and as a group, in only one hour it becomes a $10,000 donation to make a positive impact for a local charity in need. The total commitment from each member is 4 hours and $400 a year- it’s as simple and powerful as that!
Recently, in December, 100+ Women Who Care Chatham-Kent supported The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent with a group donation of $7,850 to support their Music Therapy Program. “The impact you will make to our Music Program will be far reaching. It will help us with the cost of iPods, purchasing music, and distributing the iPods to those in our Day Programs, In-Home Respite Care and Rest and Retirement Homes, and to Long Term Care.” – Mary Ellen Parker, CEO Alzheimer Society of Chatham Kent.
100+ Women Who Care offers women the chance to network and socialize with other like-minded women. These meetings allow women to learn about different organizations and volunteer opportunities in the community. Membership is ongoing so you can join at any time.
For more information about 100+ Women Who Care please visit www.100WomenWhoCareChathamKent.com or contact Quinn O’Hara Lassaline and Rachel Raspburg by email at: 100WomenWhoCare.CK@gmail.com