Such a simple idea – gather a group of women committed to caring about their community by combining their donations so they can make an impact and effect change in the lives of those in need in the Dayton area.
Such a major impact – over $145,000 has been raised in just 10 hours!
Member Ann Roberts summed it up on her blog:
We All Give What We Can
Sometimes it is $25, $50, $100 or more. We donate our money, time, and services in order to make a difference in our community and in the lives of others. Sometimes I would wonder whether my small contribution was really making a difference. I’ve found a way to make MY $100 be the difference.
Consider this… The Dayton Boys and Girls Club (DBGC) has a room of 16 computers that don’t work consistently if at all. The kids may or may not be able to use them for their homework. These are kids without access to a computer at home. In addition, these kids parents have very limited computer skills and limited access to computers; in today’s technologically savvy market that means that you can’t even apply for a job at Kroger’s without access to a computer. Replacing the computer equipment is beyond the capability of the existing operational funding. Enter 100+ Women Who Care. Because of 100+ Women Who Care, the DBGC was able to acquire brand new computers for the club. The kids at the club have been developing their computer skills and using the computers to help with their homework and the reports they need to write. Their parents are also benefiting! Because DBGC has new computers, they received a grant from Microsoft for additional software. Because of the new computers, they have been able to develop programs such as a summer program that will tie the kids in with the Columbus Zoo.
How did my $100 make a difference? If I had just donated $100 to the Dayton Boys and Girls Club it wouldn’t have had the same dramatic impact. 100+ Women Who Care currently exists in only four (4) cities and Dayton OH is one of them! (Other chapters include Jackson, MI; Dupage County, IL; and Albion, MI.)
Here’s how 100+ Women Who Care Works:
•Fundraising accomplished in one hour
•Each member donates $100 per meeting ($400 per year)
•The donations will be given to charities/worthy causes serving locally in the Dayton area. No national programs will be considered. The purpose is for 100% of the contributions to stay in the community.
•Any member may put a suggestion she has researched in the drawing at each meeting.
•Three suggestions are drawn at each meeting, five-minute presentations are given by those members. The membership votes and majority rules, a $100 check is written by each member to the charity selected — and 100% goes to the selected charity or worthy cause. Even if a member’s first choice isn’t selected, each member is committed to donating at each meeting.
•The lives of those in need in the Dayton area are impacted with positive, powerful changes…with a potential donation of $19,500(+) four times a year raised in one hour!
Next Meeting: Tues, Oct 20th from 5:30-6:30pm at McGohan Brabender
3931 S Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45439
Want more info? DaytonWomenWhoCare.org