BLACKSBURG – For women who like long meetings, have lots of extra spare time, and don’t worry about their finances. . .this new group is NOT for them! If, like most of women, they are short on time and also have a budget, then the 100+ Women Who Care may be the perfect way to give back to their community and not over-commit their calendar or wallet. 100+ Women Who Care in the NRV is part of a larger global effort where women in communities work together to support local charities. It is empowering and significant force in many places all over the world–it makes a difference for many organizations and individuals they serve.
“I feel like what I do matters…every time WE get together,” says Alexa Casey, one of the co-founders of the group. She is energized by another co-founder, Sarah Black who previously came from a 100+ Women Who Care group in Dayton, OH where they had 220 members. In other words, they donated $22,000 every quarter to local charities. Amazing. Sarah Black, along with Alexa Casey and Beth Parker, another cofounder, are working to launch yet another 100+ Women Who Care NRV in order to contribute to a variety of charities in the New River Valley, Virginia. They are looking to build the group to the minimum of 100, and possibly aim to reach beyond 200 women.
The 100+ Women Who Care meets quarterly, and each meeting is one hour or less. During that hour, any member has the opportunity to drop her name in the hat with the hopes of being one of three drawn to present her charity. Each of the three members has five minutes to sell and promote her charity to be the one to receiving the donation. Women listen, women vote, and they each write a personal check for $100 directly to the organization receiving the most votes. If 100 members are in attendance, the elected not-for-profit would receive a $10,000 donation. Not bad for one hour of fundraising.
100+ Women Who Care NRV’s mission is to reach out and help not-for-profit organizations right here in the New River Valley with 100 or more women pledging to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to local charities. All charities and organizations up for consideration should be in the NRV area, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) and non-controversial. The goal is to keep it local and have an clear and visible impact in the NRV communities.
Please join 100+ Women Who Care NRV for socializing, networking, and fundraising at the kickoff on Tuesday, April 19th from 6:15pm to 7:15pm at Bull & Bones at First & Main in Blacksburg. Come out and become a member of 100 Women Who Care in the NRV. For more information and to download a commitment form, visit www.100womenwhocarenrv.com or contact any of the co-founders with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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