(Feb. 1, 2019) The success of the first two years of the 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore can be measured in many ways, one of which is the $20,100 that was raised by the average of 26 members who regularly attend the meetings.
The six local charity organizations who have directly benefitted from the donations of the members include the Cricket Center, Stephen Decatur High School Band Boosters, Women Supporting Women, Atlantic General Hospital’s Healthway Drive Community Garden, Germantown School Community Heritage Center, and Hope4Recovery.
The 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore consists of a group of local women interested in making an immediate, direct and positive impact within Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties by contributing 100 percent of their donation to local charities. Currently there are more than 400 active chapters throughout the world.
“The approach is fast and simple,” said Janelle Mulholland, one of the three organizers of the 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore. “The impact is immediate. If there are 100 of us at a meeting, that’s $10,000 for a local charity in one hour.”
The group meets three times a year for one hour and learns about local nonprofit agencies, nominated by members. Voted on by the group, one agency is selected to receive individual checks of $100 from the members. The checks are written directly to the local agency, so there are no administrative fees.
Members contribute a tax-deductible donation of $100, three times a year.
The group is open to all women interested in donating to local charities. All agencies nominated must be 501(c)(3) and community organizations benefitting Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset counties.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Fins Raw Bar in Berlin, 119 N. Main Street. The 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore committee members are Mulholland, Anna Newton and Michelle McGowan.