Total of all 100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine donations to date: $76,289!
If you missed a meeting, please send your check (made out directly to the charity!) to Deb Bergeron, P.O.Box 15234, Portland, ME 04112.
In May, 100+ WWC selected Maine Inside Out as the recipient charity for the quarter. They believe that, by studying together and working on issues of crime, justice, and related social concerns, those of us inside and outside of prison can catalyze the kinds of changes that will make our communities more inclusive, just, humane, and socially sustainable.
To date, 100+ WWC has collected $7,810.
In February, 100+ WWC selected The Sisters Wish as the recipient charity for the quarter. The Sisters Wish grants wishes to chronically or terminally ill young adults 18-30 who reside in Maine, NH, MA. Started by 2 sisters, Beth & Amy, after losing their brother Craig to cancer, they have granted 36 wishes to date.
To date, 100+ WWC has collected $8,250.
In November, 100+ WWC selected Women United Around the World as the recipient charity for the quarter. They celebrate, advocate and assist women locally and globally to achieve independence through vocational training and community connection.
To date, 100+ WWC has collected $7,805.
In August, 100+ WWC selected the Pets for Vets – Portland, Maine Chapter as the recipient charity for the quarter. The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.
To date, 100+ WWC has collected $7,520.
In May, 100+ WWC selected the Grahamastic Connection as the recipient charity for the quarter. Grahamtastic’s mission is to provide free laptops, tablets, robots and internet access to seriously ill children for educational purposes.
They envision all seriously ill children in America continuing their education uninterrupted despite their medical condition or financial limitation. They provide the tools and support needed to connect children, face-to-face with their classrooms and teachers, family and friends and medical teams.
100+ WWC collected a total of $6,550.
In February, 100+ WWC selected the Robbie Foundation as the recipient charity for the quarter. The goal of Robbie Foundation is to see the world brought to children who are unable to explore it on their own.
The organization’s mission is to cultivate awareness about the disabled population and to raise funds to provide adaptive equipment, assistive technology, therapy treatment, toys or any item not covered by insurance that would help improve well-being and quality of life for children with special needs.
100+ WWC collected a total of $6,850.
At the 1st Anniversary meeting, 100+ WWC selected Saint Andre Home the recipient charity for the quarter. Saint Andre Home will earmark our donation for their wonderful and caring Hope Rising program Hope Rising.
Hope Rising is a residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking. Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery – and it exists here in the State of Maine. No issue may be more threatening to the well-being of Maine’s most vulnerable populations than the proliferation of human sex trafficking rings. Hope Rising provides a safe, secure place for survivors to heal, receive treatment and start to rebuild their lives. http://saintandrehome.org/
100+ WWC collected a total of $7,454.
In August, 100+ WWC selected Furniture Friends as the recipient charity for the
quarter. Furniture Friends is a nonprofit
organization that collaborates with faith-based organizations, social service agencies, the City of Portland and volunteers to deliver good used furniture to people in need.
100+ WWC collected a total of $5,950.
In May, 100+ WWC selected the Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness as the recipient charity for the quarter. The Cromwell Center is dedicated to changing attitudes and building understanding so that people with disabilities can enjoy the same respect, support, and opportunity that we all deserve.
100+ WWC collected at total of $6,700.
Together at the group’s second meeting, 100+WWC selected One Warrior Won as the charity to support. One Warrior Won is dedicated to educating and supporting past/present Service Members and their families to survive the struggles of PTSd/TBI, find peace in their place of new normal and finally begin to thrive while living a fulfilling life, free from the War that has raged within them.
100+ WWC collected a total of $6,275.
At the inaugural meeting, the charity Simple Gifts was selected. Simple Gifts is an amazing grass-roots charity that is making a difference in Southern Maine by providing financial support and encouragement to patients and families in a medical crisis.
100+WWC collected a total of $4,775.
When a charity is chosen and receives a donation from 100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine, they are not eligible to be selected again for three years.