The “100+ Women Who Care” fundraising event took place last week, making the best of the social distancing restrictions. The virtual event was a success and raised over $10,000 for several local charities.
Over 100 women were divided into fourteen teams and used the GooseChase app to complete “missions” and have some fun. By the end, eleven non-profits benefited from being nominated by the participants. By the end of the night, one of the founders of the Women’s Initiative, Joann Ploeger, drew the names of the nonprofits who won the $1250 grants. The winning teams were then able to nominate recipients of $500 grants.
The $1250 grant winners were Mid City Nutrition, Enter Stage Right at The Citadel Stage, Council on Aging serving St Clair County, River Bank Youth Theatre, Friends of the St. Clair River, and Goodwill Industries of St. Clair County.
The $500 grant winners were Taking a Shot at Breast Cancer, St. Clair County Child Abuse/Neglect Council, Julie’s Kids., Bridge Builders Counseling & Mentoring, and Hunter Hospitality House. The remainder of the funds will go into the Community Foundation’s Women’s Initiative Fund.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland