The first 100+ Women Who Care organization was founded by Karen Dunigan in her community of Jackson, Michigan back in 2006. Originally looking to be a group of 100 women pooling their money with $100 checks four times a year to make an impact in their region, they began with 100 plus members and have grown to nearly 300 members!
Their first donation was to a Center for Family Health—providing cribs to low income mothers. Finding strength in numbers, other groups of women throughout the country have started their own "giving circles" and found similar successful experiences in their communities.
100+ Women Who Care Monadnock is managed by a Volunteer Steering Committee.
Cynthia Childs, Rindge
Karen Hatcher, Peterborough
Deb Heckathorn, Peterborough
Eunice Jadlocki, Jaffrey
Gail MacLean, Peterborough
Suzie Shevenell, Hancock
Sharon Smith, Peterborough
Kathy Wilson, Rindge
All charities and organizations up for consideration must serve the defined area, including the towns of: Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Nelson, New Ipswich,
Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, and Temple.
The idea is to keep it local and have an impact that WE can SEE in our communities!
History of 100+ Women Who Care
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To provide grass roots financial support to local charities that provide service to 14 towns in the Monadnock area.
We are a group of local women who want to support our community here in the local area. We come from all walks of life and different financial backgrounds, all with the same goal of making a very large impact in the health and growth of our community in ways we never before thought possible.
Our original mission was to reach out and help our community by finding 100 or more women to each contribute $50 four times a year in order to give $20,000+ annually to local charities. We've surpassed that original goal of 100 women, and we've now surpassed 240! Just think of the impact our growing numbers have on our local communities!
When we began in 2013, there were only five other groups in all of New England, with our group the first in New Hampshire. Since then, we've been helping a number of other groups surrounding our area get started!
All of our donations are given to charities, non-profits, or worthy causes serving the local area only. No national charities will be considered, unless they have a branch in the local area and they commit to keeping those funds within the local area. The purpose is for the contribution to stay 100% in the community.
CLICK HERE to see 100+ Women Who Care explained in one minute*.
*The quarterly donation for the Monadnock group is $50.