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 the Neighborhood Alliance Haven Center was the winning non-profit at our January 2022 meeting. The Haven Center Homeless Shelter, located at 1536 E. 30th St. in Lorain, serves as the only 24 hours, 365 days emergency shelter for men, women, and children in Lorain County. It offers a full service, 68 bed facility that provides meals, toiletries, laundry, and clothing as well as connections necessary to transition into independent housing.
Neighborhood Alliance has the capability, the programming, the expertise, and the desire to meet the ever-growing need. The only impediment to growth is a lack of space. The Haven Center Homeless shelter renovation plan will allow us to provide a space for homeless families that feels like home, including a play area for children, a living room, and kitchenette areas. We will also offer separate wings for families and individuals.
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