Women Who Care to reach $100,000 milestone

February 11, 2015
Approximately one- third of the Oceana Women Who Care membership is shown at the Open Hearth Grille in Mears last December surrounding a check symbolizing their collective $12,300 contribution to Oceana's Habitat for Humanity.

Approximately one-third of the Oceana Women Who Care membership is shown at the Open Hearth Grille in Mears last December surrounding a check symbolizing their collective $12,300 contribution to Oceana’s Habitat for Humanity.

MEARS — When the Women Who Care meet on March 3, not only will they will decide which Oceana nonprofit will receive their individual $100 personal checks, but their collective donations will surpass $100,000.

WWC members’ donations will total over $100,000 to 12 charitable organizations over the past three years.

“Whoever thought we’d make such an impact since forming in June of 2012,” said Amy LaBarge of Pentwater. “We now have 123 members. It’s been great to meet other women from across the county who want to make a real difference. Our collective impact is far greater than anything we could do on our own.”

The upcoming meeting is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Open Hearth Grille, at 2430 N. 56th Ave. in Mears. A representative from Oceana County Habitat for Humanity will report on how the organization has used the $12,300 that was contributed by WWC three months ago.

Attendees meet for an hour four times a year and learn from fellow members about three worthy causes serving county residents. They then vote for 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. For more information, call 313-268-2086, or visit Women Who Care.

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