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!
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 email@example.com with any questions.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are ready to donate your $100, or form a team and donate your $100 together!
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 email@example.com for more info. Hope to see you then!
Yesterday evening we presented the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation with $5,200. Founder Sara Knight was so excited! She has an immediate need in mind for our funds and will update us when she puts our dollars to work.