“Every Student…Every Supply”

Our 2nd Quarter donation went to Yorkshire Elementary PTO in support of their “Every Student…Every Supply” initiative, geared toward providing school supplies and backpacks for the 2018-19 student body.  And….they did it! Our $5,100 donation helped them provide every school supply for every student! Yorkshire ES, a PWCS school, has a population of 857 students, with 711 on free/reduced lunch. It also has one of the highest ESOL populations in the county. The check presentation was held at an 80’s throwback concert to benefit the school and their efforts to achieve their goal of every student-every supply.

Our chapter has donated over $50,000 to causes in our community! Please consider joining us at our final meeting of 2018 on Thursday, November 8th.  Bring a friend!!

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School Supplies for Children in Need!

Our chapter had another wonderful meeting tonight, and selected our 10th donation recipient! This quarter’s funds will go to Yorkshire Elementary PTO, in support of their “Every Student…Every Supply” initiative, geared toward providing school supplies and backpacks for the 2018-19 student body. Yorkshire ES, a PWCS school, has a population of 857 students, with 711 on free/reduced lunch. It also has one of the highest ESOL populations in the county. Many families simply cannot afford backpacks and supplies. This is a population in need, and we will help to meet that need! Please consider joining forces with us and supporting this amazing cause! Email us at 100womengainesville@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook!

$6100 to G.O.A.L.!

All the first quarter 2018 checks are in, and we will donate $6100 to Giving on Another Level, a Manassas nonprofit which primarily serves those living in PWC tent communities. Our funds will support G.O.A.L.’s Day of Dignity for local unsheltered women, planned for June. Our chapter has met for a total of 9 meetings – each one hour or less – over the past two years. By simply joining forces with other giving women, we have raised $46,800 for local charities!

$6,300 to Georgetown South!

Happy New Year from the Gainesville Area 100 Women Who Care! We finished 2017 with a $6,300 donation to the Georgetown South Community Center, and helped bring Christmas to some of the 300 underprivileged children who live in this rebounding Manassas townhome community. While most of our monetary donation was dedicated toward providing warm winter clothing to the children, many members of our chapter went the extra mile and “adopted” children, providing toys and other gifts for their parents to put under the Christmas tree. Community Center director and former PWC police officer Meg Carroll was so excited about our donation that she thinks she may join our chapter! In our two years of existence, and in 8 half-hour meetings, our chapter has donated $40,700 to amazing causes in our local community.  Please consider joining us – our next meeting is Thursday, February 8!

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Last Donation of 2017 goes to Georgetown South Community Center!

In our last meeting of 2017 the Gainesville Area 100 Women Who Care group voted to donate to the Georgetown South Community Center.

Georgetown South is the oldest townhome community in Manassas. In fact, it is the first townhome community in Northern VA! The goal of the community was to provide affordable housing for the working class. Unfortunately a bad economy brought crime to the neighborhood. Local activists and businesses have partnered with the the community center to work to alleviate crime and improve quality of life there. Now we will be part of that work! If you would like to join us, please send us an email at 100womengainesville@gmail.com or find us on Facebook!

Final Meeting of 2017!

We are all set for our next meeting on Monday, November 13 at the Sheffield Manor Clubhouse, located at 12354 Penzance Lane, Bristow! All local ladies with a giving heart are welcome to attend and help us select a new local charity to receive our donation. Come, bring your check for $100, and give back to your community! Email us at 100womengainesville@gmail.com with any questions.

$6,100 Presented to I Can Shine!

Last week we presented $6,100 to I Can Shine, which will cover mosts of the costs for the bicycle camp for special needs children happening in PWC this spring. The site will be Colgan Sr. High School, and member Jennifer Andrew hopes to invite our chapter to stop by and see our dollars in action! Pictured are Andrea Patrick, Member of Operations for I Can Shine, Mr. David Parrish, Vice Principal of Colgan Sr. High School, Yukiko Dove, Founder of PWC Autism / Board of Directors PWC rep for Parents of Autistic Children NOVA, GA 100 WWC Nominating Member Joyce Andrew, GA 100 WWC member Jennifer Andrew, Dr. Timothy Healy, Principal of Colgan Sr. High School, and GA 100 WWC co-founders Julie Beal and Hasna Ridwan. Our total chapter giving to date is $34,400!

New Chapter Record of $6,100!

Our chapter raised $6,100 for I Can Shine, an amazing charity that organizes camps for special needs children to help them learn to ride a bike! There is a camp planned in PWC for this spring, and we will cover most of the costs. In just 7 short meetings over the past 2 years the Gainesville Area 100 WWC have donated $34,400 to local charities and causes! Our next meeting is November 13 – we would love to have you join us! Email us at 100womengainesville.com for details.

We Will Support I Can Shine!

We had a great meeting last night and three wonderful causes were nominated, but the members voted to support I Can Shine! I Can Shine sponsors week-long camps where special needs children can learn how to ride a bike just like their peers, and there’s a camp in the works for Prince William County! It is not too late to join forces with us – email us at 100womengainesville@gmail.com if you are ready to donate your $100, or form a team and donate your $100 together!