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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Charity At It's Best

Support of Park Project Leads to Other Causes

 

February 16, 2022 | View PDF

Offer a cause $10 in support and you get a smile and a thank you. If 100 people each offer $100 to the same cause, change happens.

That is the goal of “One Hundred Women Who Care.”

100 Women Who Care is a national organization, although affiliation might be a better description, according to Amber Kerkman.

The concept is one of combining resources for a selected cause. There is no treasurer, no dues. Members of the group meet quarterly for an evening of fun and socializing, and of choosing between the applications for funding. When a cause is selected, each member donates $100 to that organization. Potentially, the chosen organization receives $10,000 in support.

To be considered, an organization must be nominated by a member.

“Hopefully, it (100 Women Who Care) will continue to grow,” Kerkman said.

In the February 8 meeting held at Beans and Steams Coffee House, Friends of the Library, King's Daughters and the Sidney Elks Lodge petitioned for support. Programs are primarily non-profit community organizations. King's Daughters was selected as this quarter's recipient.

“This is the fourth time we met,” said Kiersten Richards.

Past applicants include Living Memorial Gardens and PlainsWest CASA.

To learn more about “100 Women Who Care “ see their Facebook page or email [email protected]

 

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