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home : news : local news November 21, 2017

11/10/2017 9:23:00 AM
100+ Women Who Care Hamilton County wants to grow

100+ Women Who Care in Hamilton County will present a $3,100 check to Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, during its meeting Wednesday.

HAND was the selected charity at the first meeting held in August earlier this year. Voting for a new organization within Hamilton County to receive funds will also take place.

"Our primary goal is to be well over 100 women strong and make a difference while reaching all kinds of non-profits throughout Hamilton County. We want to get the word out to all women to come join us who live in Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Cicero, Noblesville, Arcadia and Sheridan. Let's make an impact within our community," said Mary Beth Woehrle, co-founder of Women Who Care.

The Women Who Care concept began from the international organization 100 Who Care Alliance, in 2006 when founder Karen Dunigan from Jackson, Michigan, asked for help by trying to get cribs to needy mothers.

She invited 100 women to a meeting and asked if they each could donate $100. Within the hour, they raised more than the $10,000 goal.

Women Who Care Hamilton County was founded in January of 2017 by Hamilton County residents Mary Beth Woehrle, Dana Randall and Carolyn Deines, and is one of about 500 chapters that raises funds for community organizations.

During the quarterly meetings, members hear three presentations on local non-profits in need, vote, and subsequently donate $100 which goes directly to the chosen non-profit.

"As I began hearing about this Women Who Care concept and talking to friends and community supporters, the more it felt like our calling and an attainable goal to reach 100+ women during our ongoing conversations of interest and excitement," said Woehrle. "What a difference $10,000+ in donations each quarter could make to non-profits all throughout Hamilton County. 100 percent of funds go directly to the chosen non-profit."

The organizations' next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, at The Noblesville Event Center, 2350 Conner Street in Noblesville at 6:30pm.

To become a member, email the organization at womenwhocarehamiltoncounty@gmail.com, or fill out the membership form at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c4c215_b025bb686fdd4f81975cff35edbc094f.docx?dn=CommitmentFormIndividual1.docx

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