Why did you decide to start or get involved with your group?
While visiting with a friend from Pittsburgh, she got a call, and got very excited about news she got. She explained to me she was in a giving circle, 100 women who care Pittsburgh, and they had just gotten a match for their latest donation. I was intrigued, and she suggested I check out the 100whocarealliance.org website. The resources available on the site made it very easy to just reach out to my friends to start a group. Retired at least twice, I was looking for something to do to help others, and this fit the bill.
What draws members to your group?
One of the first women to express interest in the group said she would love to participate if it included a meal with others. The women in the group are grateful to be able to give to our community, and socialize with each other at the same time. And they don't have to do too much work.
How has your group evolved over time?
We are less than a year old, and have grown to include over 100 women. There are several circles of friends within our group, and our numbers have grown through these different circles reaching out to their wider circles.
How can you see the impact that you’ve made with your collective donations?
We have had good press coverage, and we've seen a few women find and join our group from different news articles we were featured in. The two organizations we have given to so far have been so appreciative. In the future, we're hoping to have each organization visit with to share how they have used the funds we donated and how they are doing.
What is your group focused on right now?
We continue to focus on our local community and growing our group.
How can people get involved?
People can contact me at email@example.com, or visit our Facebook page, 100 women who care southern Delaware.