Children’s ‘Hands On’ Museum Gets $11,100 From Mob of Local Women

Freeport, Illinois — Remember the local women we told you about who gave over $64k to local non-profit organizations? We wrote about them here.

They’re the local Stephenson County group of women with one thing on their minds.

Giving back to the community who may need it.

Their latest recipient was the Children’s Hands on Museum. In an announcement made earlier today the group said,

“Congratulations to CHOM on being the November quarterly meeting recipient of all members’ donations. This week we were able to present all the cash and checks to them totaling $11,100!”

Congratulations to CHOM on being the November quarterly meeting recipient of all members’ donations. This week we were…

Posted by 100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County on Monday, December 12, 2016

The group says that it’s the largest donation made by 100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County and their first donation over $11,000.

The Future of Freeport Children’s Museum was founded in 2014 and has since grown to the point they seek a permanent building for the museum.

100 Women who Care says, “During that time, they have popped up at venues in local schools, the Stephenson County Fair, churches, summer outdoor community events and the Stephenson County Historical Society. They have hosted two Expos showcasing their exhibits that were sponsored by the Eagles Club, and most recently held a Holidays Around the World event at the Lincoln Mall.”

100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County is a group of local women who, to put it simply, all vote on a local non-profit to give their money too.

Absent influence of any organization, the group meets, discusses local non-profit’s and then votes on a local organization they believe could use their help.

The chosen recipient then receives multiple checks all given by the women of the group, and all made out for $100.00 each. Each person commits to giving $100.00 and the 100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County group meet once a quarter.

The Children’s Hands On Museum’s mission is to have a locally accessible, affordable, interactive and educational environment that inspires children and families to learn about themselves and the world around them.

The Museum’s all volunteer organization has a goal of $75,000 to start up and is dedicating the generous contribution from 100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County to reach the goal of finding a permanent space for the museum in in 2017 to serve as a resource to children, their families, and schools of Northwestern Illinois.

You can stay up to date by liking 100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County on Facebook and they said they “love new members” so bring a friend to the next meeting.

If you would like to learn more about 100 Women Who Care  in Stephenson County, you can learn how it works here.


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