One Charity

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.
One Hour

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 organization Let's Get Real was selected as the winning non-profit at the 1/8/2020 meeting of 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County.  Let's Get Real is a community recovery organization that helps people struggling with drug addiction. They work with counseling agencies, health care providers, the faith-based community and any resources the volunteers can muster to help people journey from addiction to recovery.

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100 Women Who Care About Lorain County...
Making a Difference One Woman at a time!

October, 2010 - Soul to Sole

​January, 2011 - Lorain County Free Clinic 

April, 2011 - St. Mary's Hot Meals Program

July, 2011 - Blessing House

October, 2011 - Genesis House

January, 2012 - Family Promise of Lorain County 

April, 2012 - Margeau's Free to Be Project

July, 2012 - Human Trafficking Collaborative Lorain County

October, 2012 - Haven House of the Neighborhood Alliance

January, 2013 - Children's Developmental Center

April, 2013 - Elyria YWCA

July, 2013 - Lorain County Red Cross

October, 2013 - Second Harvest Food Bank Backpack Program

January, 2014 - St. Jude Church Helping Hands Food Pantry

April, 2014 - Neighborhood Alliance Senior Nutrition

July, 2014 - The Mad Factory

October, 2014 - The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lorain's Food Bank

January, 2015 - Lorain County Free Clinic

April, 2015 - Camp I.D.E.A.S

July, 2015 - Interfaith Hospitality Network's Family Promise

October, 2015 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County

January, 2016 - Power 4 Pink

April, 2016 - Gathering Hope House

July, 2016 - Lorain Fraternal Order of Police

October, 2016 - The Lucy Idol Center For The Handicapped

January, 2017 - LCADA The Key

April, 2017 - Love INC

July, 2017 - Save Our Children

October, 2017 - Elyria YWCA Girls Circle 

January, 2018 - STEAM Maker Camps

April, 2018 - Blessing House

July, 2018 - Second Harvest Common VIEW School Based Mobile Pantry Pilot 

October, 2018 - Sleep in Heavenly Peace

January, 2019 - Neighborhood Alliance "Haven Center"

April, 2019 - LIFE A Dementia Friendly Foundation

July, 2019 - Well-Help Inc.

October, 2019 - Women's Valor Home

January, 2020 - Let's Get Real
Non-Profit Organizations that have received our donations

Good News!

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 ( and click on the blue donate button at the top right of the home page.   
Dear 100 Women members,

One charity. One hour. One large sum of money. Purely local benefits. 

That has been our motto since 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County was established in October 2010. We continue to be amazed and grateful for the generous and faithful giving of you, our members!  

Unfortunately, we also continue to be faced with the challenges of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been notified that Quaker Steak and Lube has canceled all group events through December 2020. Therefore, our July meeting will not take place. We are asking once again that in lieu of our meeting, we are asking our members to donate $100 (individual or team) to the Community Foundation with "100 Women Fund" in the memo line. Due to your generous donations, the fund's balance is now $23,351, and will be able to provide grant dollars this year. With the pandemic affecting the life and livelihood of our friends, our neighbors, and our non-profits, this will be a great way to provide assistance.  

Your check can be sent directly to the Community Foundation of Lorain County, 9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria 44035, or to me, Sue Bowers, 5309 Reserve Way, Sheffield Village 44054. Or, you can donate online to the Community Foundation by clicking the link below. 

Looking forward to October 2020, we hope to have a virtual 100 Women meeting via Zoom! There are many other 100 Women organizations that have done this successfully, and we are in contact with them to learn the logistics of this exciting opportunity. Watch for more information! 

Be safe. Be kind. Help one another.

100 Women Who Care About Lorain County
Sue Bowers
Marcia Miller
Nancy Sullivan
Libby Thuning