​100+ Women Who Care NRV Chapter Receives 3-Year Matching Grant

New River Valley of Virginia and it's non-profits have the opportunity to be funded by a new, local organization, 100+ Women Who Care NRV. A possible $15,000 donation is given to one lucky non-profit in the NRV on July 19th.

BLACKSBURG, VA – The 100+ Women Who Care NRV Chapter is growing, both in total membership numbers and combined donation amounts. Current membership stands at over 60 members, and the focus is to reach 100 women by the July 19th meeting. A new development includes a generous matching grant from The Secular Society. The Secular Society is a Virginia not-for-profit known for “Advancing the Interests of Women and the Arts in Virginia and Beyond”. TSS will be matching 50% of the raised funds up to $5,000 at every meeting for the next three years. 100+ Women Who Care NRV, if they achieve their goal of 100 committed women members for the next meeting, will now offer $15,000 to a local NRV charity at each quarterly meeting, held the third Tuesday of July, October, January, and April. This donation will provide a significant contribution to support local NRV charities.

100+ Women Who Care NRV are also encouraging current members to bring a friend with them to be entered into a drawing to win a t-shirt and a mug. All women are welcome to attend, but only committed members can present or vote on a local charity. As the website describes, the 100+ Women Who Care NRV meet quarterly, and each meeting is one hour or less. During that hour, any committed 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 convince the membership her charity is the one to receive the total donation. The group listens, votes, and each member writes 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 $15,000 donation—thanks again to the matching grant from TSS. The mission of the 100+ Women Who Care NRV is to reach out and help not-for-profit organizations right here in the NRV 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.

Please join the 100+ Women Who Care NRV for socializing, networking, and fundraising at the next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, July 19th from 6:15pm to 7:15pm at Bull & Bones at First & Main in Blacksburg. For more information and to download a commitment form, visit the 100 Women Who Care in the NRV or contact Sarah Black, Alexa Casey, or Beth Parker with any questions at out email address at nrv100wwc@gmail.com.

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