FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2020
Contact Kristin Betschart 503-709-2092 or Linda Orcelletto, 541-419-3492, co-leaders or email@example.com
100+ WOMEN WHO CARE CENTRAL OREGON
DONATE $20,150 TO THREE AREA NONPROFITS
COVID 19 may be altering our ‘normal’ lives, but the virus and uncertainty hasn’t changed the generosity of 100+ Women Who Care of Central Oregon (100+WWCCO). Rising to the challenge to continue with the work they started in 2014, even due to COVID, members raised a collective $20,150 (and counting) for three deserving area nonprofits.
Again this quarter, the meeting was held virtually. Instead of voting for only one of three nominated worthy nonprofits, three recipients were randomly chosen from member-nominated organizations. Members ‘voted’ by donating to their chosen nonprofit. Many gracious women donated to all three worthy organizations.
Donations continue to come in (and are still gratefully accepted.) We are pleased to announce: Mountain Star Relief Nursery, $5,800; Treehouse Therapies, $7,450; and Every Child of C.O, $6,850.
Kristin Betschart, co-leader of 100+ WWCCO said, “Once again, the women of Central Oregon show their generosity, even when times are unpredictable for everyone. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that cares so much.”
Mountain Star Relief Nursery: Funds will be used for their Outreach Program, the first and essential step when families in crisis are reaching out for help. https://mtstar.org/aboutus/
Treehouse Therapies: Funds will be used to renovate a pool/changing room/roof at a newly acquired facility in Redmond to allow aqua therapy for children. http://www.treehousetherapies.com/
Every Child Central Oregon: uplift families impacted by foster care to ensure the basic needs, such as clothing, toys, car seats, and toiletries of vulnerable children in foster care are being met. https://everychildcentraloregon.org/
About 100+Women Who Care of Central Oregon: member-based organization of women who meet quarterly (though virtually during COVID) to make a difference in C.O. though collective $100 donation to the voted upon nonprofit. To learn more about this amazing organization that has grown to be one of the largest chapters in the world, and has raised more than $537,240 for local non-profits since its inception in 2014 Central Oregon, please visit 100wwcco.com.
Every Child Central Oregon:
Hosanna Wilder, Marketing and Melissa Williams, Director
Alayna Weimer, Business Consultant, Alex Wilson, Clinic Coordinator; Shannon Redden, Office Manager; Christen Eby, Executive Director
Lisa Bock, Volunteer Coordinator; Sharon Lacey, Interventionist; Staley Micken, Development Director, Amanda Smith, Program Manager; Casey Stewart, Preschool Interventionist
Photos by Kristin Betschart