Greater Lafayette women come together to give back

It has been one year since we first introduced you to the 100+ Woman Who Care organization.
It has been one year since we first introduced you to the 100+ Woman Who Care organization.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It has been one year since we first introduced you to the 100+ Woman Who Care organization. The group has since grown and News 18 has the latest way its helping the community.

100+ Women Who Care donate money to local organizations in the community. The women are members of The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

“[It’s where women come together to practice philanthropy,” Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette director of philanthropy Candy Silver said.

She said members can put their name and the name of an organization in a basket at their meetings. If picked, they have five minutes to explain the organization to the group.

“We draw three names and after the third presentation, then we have a vote and the women then write their $100 check to the winning agency,” said Silver.

This year they donated to YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program, presented by member Pat Carr at the meeting.

“The shelter is a wonderful, wonderful safe haven for women in the Greater Lafayette area and their children,” Carr said.

The shelter has been full since its renovations, and she said it offers helpful services.

“The opportunity is there for a safe shelter for the women,” Carr said.

100+ Women Who Care started in 2015 and has helped seven organizations, so far. Sixty-three more women have since joined, when there were 100 women to start.

“That’s correct, it’s grown very nicely through this time period,” Carr said.

Silver said it’s been wonderful working with the women.

“It’s very exciting to see that $100 turn into a $16,300 grant,” said Silver.

Carr said, “I hope that we keep on growing. We’re 163-plus at this point, and I think that there are many opportunities to expand our membership.”

For more information about joining the organization, contact Candy Silver at 765-742-9078 or email her at Candy@cfglaf.org.