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!

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!