The concept is simple yet brilliant. Get at least 100 women together who want to make a difference but can’t fit one more thing into their busy lives, to agree to meet for one hour a quarter and donate $100 each time.
This is the concept behind 100+ Women Who Care – Bucks County. Here’s how it works.
At each quarterly meeting members in attendance can nominate a local charity for consideration. The charities must be a 501(c)3 and the funds must stay in Bucks County.
The names of three charities are pulled from those nominated and each makes a short presentation at the next quarterly meeting about why they deserve the funds. The members in attendance vote and the winner takes all.
That’s it…brilliant, right?!
Currently membership stands at 250 women. That means that $25,000 is raised in one hour to help those in need in our local community. That’s $100,000 a year – with four hours of work!
This amazing group of women have donated funds to A Woman’s Place, Shamrock Reins, Family Services of Bucks County, Mother Bachman Clinic, Bucks County Housing Group and many, many others.
We are a lean, mean, philanthropic machine that makes a significant impact on those in need in our community. And we do it with relative ease.
Imagine what we could do if there were 300 members! Five hundred members!
If you’re interested in making a difference in your local community, but don’t have the time for traditional fundraising, please contact local Realtor and founder Lynne Kelleher at 215-813-6655 or Lynne@LynneKelleher.com for more info, or visit www.100womeninbucks.org.
PHOTO CAP: Lynne Kelleher