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.

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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!

3rd Quarter Meeting!

Our next meeting is two weeks from today! Please join us on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30 at the Braemar Clubhouse at 12300 Iona Sound Drive in Bristow. We’d love a good turnout for this meeting – you can’t beat how wonderful you feel after we join forces to aid a charity in need! Come armed with your nominations, your check for $100, and a friend or two! You can also join forces with a friend to donate your $100 together.
Please send us an email at 100womengainesville@gmail.com for more info. Hope to see you then!

$5,200 to Sweet Julia Grace Foundation!

Our chapter is amazing! We raised $5,200 for the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, a local charity with a simple mission: To fill in the gaps, grant wishes, and meet the non-medical needs of children that are seriously ill, have special needs, or are in the midst of a medical crisis. We are so excited to support this cause, one member, one $100 check at a time. Our next meeting will be August 9 at 7:30 p.m.! We have 56 women in the Gainesville area who are helping us support those in need in our community – can you help us reach 100?  In six meetings we have raised $28,300 for local charities. Find us on Facebook or send us an email at 100womengainesville@gmail.com.

The Winner Is Sweet Julia Grace Foundation!

The winner of our 2nd quarter donation is the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation! This is a very local charity with a simple mission: to fill in the gaps, grant wishes, and meet the non-medical needs of children that are seriously ill, have special needs, or are in the midst of a medical crisis. We are thrilled with the choice the members made! It is not too late to help us raise money for this amazing cause. Do you have $100 you can spare, or can you join with a friend to donate $100 together? Send us a message!

Some other updates from last night’s meeting:

Last quarter we donated to Mission Sleep, a charity which provides overnight newborn care to military and first-responder families.  Founder Denise Stern wrote, “So basically, and this is not an overstatement, the 100 Women Who Care brought Mission Sleep back to life.”  She goes on to state that the charity had been squeaking by on small donations, helping 1 or 2 moms a month, but now they are growing leaps and bounds.  They have extended their care to single-mom vets, and are partnering with Inova Health Services to make Mission Sleep care a standard practice for NOVA police families.  They are currently assisting an active duty mom due with twins and a single active duty mom who feared she would have to “Uber” home from the hospital, among others.  Our donation has been transformative!

The 100+ Alliance recently shared some great stats. As of April 21, they counted 490 chapters of 100 worldwide, with another 180 in some stage of development.  Chapter leaders were asked to state how much money they have raised for charity to-date.  With only 146 chapters (we were one of them!) reporting, $16,638,000 has been raised.  Imagine the actual total!  This is the power of 100!

Next Meeting Is May 9!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30 p.m. Please bring your check for $100 and join us at the Braemar Clubhouse, 12300 Iona Sound Drive in Bristow. Or, grab a friend and contribute your $100 together! Can you believe that in 5 short meetings our chapter has raised $23,100 for some amazing local charities? Help us continue the good work we are doing! If you come to the meeting and plan to donate, you are also eligible to nominate a charity for consideration. Send us a message at 100womengainesville@gmail.com if you would like more information!

$5,500 to Mission Sleep!

With the help of our wonderful members we managed to donate our highest amount ever – $5,500 – to Mission Sleep!  Mission Sleep is a local non-profit that provides overnight newborn care to military and first responder families whose babies are born when a partner is deployed, wounded or deceased. We are so proud to support the amazing work this organization is doing.  Never question whether or not you can make a difference…when committed people come together, anything is possible!  We are well on our way to 100!

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