‘Women Who Care’ will meet Dec. 2

November 13, 2014
At the Women Who Care (WWC) of Oceana County meeting Sept. 9, attendees voted to write $100 personal checks totaling $11,700 to the Oceana Hispanic Center in Hart. A representative will be on hand, Dec. 2, to tell WWC members how these funds have been used to further the center’s goals of unifying the Hispanic community through literacy and leadership.

At the Women Who Care (WWC) of Oceana County meeting Sept. 9, attendees voted to write $100 personal checks totaling $11,700 to the Oceana Hispanic Center in Hart. A representative will be on hand, Dec. 2, to tell WWC members how these funds have been used to further the center’s goals of unifying the Hispanic community through literacy and leadership.

HART — The Women Who Care of Oceana County will hold their next quarterly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Open Hearth Grille, at 2430 N. 56th Ave.

“It’s a wonderful coincidence that our group will meet on ‘Giving Tuesday,’ a global day of giving back,” said Deana Fox. The ‘Giving Tuesday’ concept was launched in New York City in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation.  It is observed in the U.S. on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and kicks off the generous spirit of the holidays by inspiring charitable giving.

“In Oceana, through our Women Who Care initiative, which also was formed in 2012, we have four ‘Giving Tuesdays’ a year,” added Fox. “Our members have contributed over $80,000 to 10 area nonprofits in the past two and a half years.”

With 118 members and counting, the women meet for an hour; learn about three worthy causes serving county residents; and choose one that everyone agrees to support with $100 personal checks. Networking and socializing follows for those who have the time to stay.

Membership is open to any woman who wants to be involved in this unique, joint effort to support Oceana causes. More members are encouraged to join.  For more information, contact Amy LaBarge at 313-268-2086, or go to womenwhocareofoceanacounty.

 

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