At each quarterly meeting, we choose one local non-profit organization to support, and we write our individual tax-deductible checks to the organization to make one aggregate and significant donation.
Purely Local Benefits
The more than 100 women (and two men) who are part of our organization are committed to supporting non-profit organizations that provide services to the citizens of the Lorain County area. Each non-profit that is presented for consideration is required to serve Lorain County. This supports our mission to make a significant impact in the community through making a larger donation than any one individual could make.
Participating in the quarterly meetings requires about an hour of our time. Meetings begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. There is an optional social networking session immediately following the meeting to get to know other members. We meet at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sheffield, Ohio.
100 Women Who Care About Lorain County
One Large Sum of Money
Currently, there are 180 members in our organization. With at least 100 women or groups of women giving their quarterly $100 donations, we are able to give $10,000 or more at one time, making a larger impact on the chosen non-profit organization and on our community. Since 2010, we have donated over $335,000.
Congratulations to our members, and thank you for your contributions in support of the non-profit organizations who serve Lorain County!
One Charity - One Hour - One Large Sum of Money - Purely Local Benefits
We are pleased to announce that Wee Care Closet was selected as the winning nonprofit at our July 12, 2023 meeting of 100 Women Who Care. Wee Care Closet strives to fill "closets" at Lorain County schools with items needed by children. “Ordinary people making extraordinary differences in the lives of local school children with the donation of goods and services for daily activities, special deeds, and special needs. With a helping hand from local community members and businesses, we vow to make sure no child goes without.”
To make donations to Wee Care Closet, contact them at 440-230-3008 or WeeCare Closet@gmail.com
Our 100 Women Fund at the Community Foundation is over $14,000, meaning it will generate sufficient interest for a payout next year! If you still want to donate, it's never too late! We encourage members to continue to donate, as they are able, so the fund continues to grow, resulting in increased ongoing community benefit. Go to the Community Foundation website (www.peoplewhocare.org) and click on the blue donate button at the top right of the home page.
100 Women Who Care About Lorain County...
Making a Difference One Woman at a Time!
100 Women Who Care About Lorain County was founded in August, 2010 by four Lorain County friends as an alternative to their usual Christmas gift exchange. While leading their own busy lives, they joined forces to create a new group to support the local non-profit organizations serving Lorain County and thus give back to the communities in which they live.
Community Philanthropic Award
On September 20th, 2013, our Chapter was honored by the Lorain County Urban League with a presentation of their Community Philanthropic Award.
Saluting the Difference Makers
Leadership Lorain County honored 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County during their annual Difference Makers Gala on Friday, February 22, 2014, at the Spitzer Conference Center.
“The gala honors individuals and an organization that have demonstrated remarkable leadership, while making a significant impact on the community,” said Beth Maiden, president and CEO of Leadership Lorain County.
Since its inception, the 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County have raised more than $100,000 for 12 nonprofits across Lorain County. “It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes 100 women to help that village,” Bowers said.
Founding Members: Libby Thuning, Sue Bowers, Marcia Miller, Nancy Sullivan