Stephenson County Illinois – Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t. It’s possible you could have been standing right next to one of them and didn’t even know it.
In Stephenson County there’s a group of — more like a mob of women with one thing on their minds.
Giving back to the community who may need it.
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.
And these gals aren’t playing around either.
Since the initiation of 100 Women Who Care-Stephenson County last February the group of women have donated $64.280 (including a $10,000 private family foundation matching donation) to local non-profit organizations.
The group announced their next quarterly meeting coming up, the details of the event are as follows:
Hosted at the Lena Brewing Company (9416 W. Wagner Rd)
Thursday, November 10th.
-Social Hour/new member registration (optional) 5:30-6:30pm
Organizations nominated thus far include:
*Children’s Hands On Museum of Northwest Illinois
*Delta Kappa Gammer Alpha Mu Chapter
*Pearl City Lioness
*Boys and Girls Club of Freeport and Stephenson County
*Relay for Life-Stephenson County Chapter
*Northwest Illinois Community Action Agency (NICAA)
*Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
*Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF)
*Stephenson County 4-H Club
*Mother Hubbard’s Kiddie Cupboard
*Pearl City Education Foundation
*Freeport Community Public School Fund (FCPSF)
*Pearl City PTO
*Friends of Mill Pond
*Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Illinois
*Amity Society of Freeport Inc
*Kids Coats and Clothes
*Freeport Public Library
Donations from last quarter’s meeting went directly to the NCS Youth Home with a total of $10,850!
The monies donated have been allocated to pay for expenses related to specialized, and very much needed, clinical services and supplies that are not normally funded through other sources. Youth with the most traumatic and chronic sexual abuse histories, sensory disorders, and other unique needs will be able to receive services not always otherwise available. The impact of these funds is tremendous and distinctive; having a substantial and noteworthy impact on the lives of youth under the care of NCS staff.
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.