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 email@example.com, or find us on Facebook!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Hope to see you then!