We are beyond thrilled to report on our Q1 donations! You will notice that our donation amounts are substantially higher than in past quarters. Why is this? It is all thanks to a private foundation that began supporting 100 Women Who Care chapters through a matching program in 2018. They rolled out a five-year plan to reach all chapters across the country. Arizona chapters were eligible to participate in 2022. The Foundation will match up to 50% (up to $5,000) for charities that meet certain criteria. 90% of our nominated charities meet these criteria! The Foundation likes to remain in the background so we can’t mention their name.
This quarter we provided funds to nonprofits who support at-risk children through pet therapy; low-income students in grades K-8 through school assemblies promoting The Be Kind Pledge; and East Valley women in need of a life-bridge to economic security. Thanks to our members’ giving hearts, we donated $43,350 this quarter and people’s lives are being impacted daily.
Ahwatukee donated $16,000 to Gabriel’s Angels.
“We are so thankful for this gift. $16,000 will make a huge difference in the lives of children who are at risk. In fact, we will serve over 228 kids in the Valley because of this donation and we couldn’t be happier to do that with this gift,” shared Melissa Steimer, Executive Director of Gabriel’s Angels.
The Be Kind People Project was the recipient of $16,200 in donations from our Scottsdale group.
“The donation from 100+ Women Who Care will enable us to continue the important work we are doing by providing quality and innovative programs to schools, impacting teachers and 1,940 students,” shared Bo Whittenton, Chief Kindness Officer. “It is gratifying to know that 100+ Women Who Care recognize the value of the work The Be Kind People Project is doing and are willing to commit their personal resources to it.”
Our East Valley group selected Positive Paths and donated $10,800.
“This donation will fund ten scholarships, $1,000 each, to women who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree and are on a path to becoming financially independent,” shared Stacie Dana of Positive Paths.
Our next quarterly giving circles are on April 12 in Ahwatukee, April 13 in Scottsdale and April 14 in the East Valley. We are planning to meet in person with an online option as well. You can register for upcoming giving circles here.