(June 14, 2019) During the 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore’s April 30 meeting, $6,000 was raised for Diakonia in just one hour.
One of the group’s members matched the donation to meet this total. To date, 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore has raised $29,300 for local charities in the past 2.5 years.
For more than 40 years, Diakonia has been helping individuals and families in Worcester County and on the Lower Shore by providing shelter, food, clothing and the resources to rebuild their lives. It is located in West Ocean City on Old Bridge Road.
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 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 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore membership 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, Oct. 1 at Fins Raw Bar in Berlin.
The 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore committee members are Janelle Mulholland, Anna Newton and Michelle McGowan.