Women Who Care Of Oceana County begins 4th year

May 12, 2015

Women who CareBread of Life Food Pantry receives $12,000

Twelve one-hour meetings; over $100,000 contributed to 12 area nonprofits; growth from 53 to 125 members; learning; making new friends — that pretty much sums up the first three years of Oceana’s Women Who Care, which begins its fourth year when it meets Tuesday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Gull Landing in Pentwater. Networking and socializing follow for those who have time.

“I’m not sure any of us thought we’d reach this milestone so quickly after our first meeting in 2012,” said Beth Snider of Hart.

During each quarterly meeting, attendees hear about the great work of three area nonprofits that are chosen at random from suggestions made by WWC members present that evening. One is chosen by the attendees, who each write $100 personal checks to that nonprofit. Attendance at every meeting is not required, but those who are absent also write $100 personal checks to that cause.

At the most recent March 3, attendees chose for everyone to make $100 personal contributions to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Hart. The $12,000 in total contributions received will be used to refresh the modest facility by improving accessibility, insulation and signage; and providing more fresh produce to the more than 60 families served each week.

Membership is open to any woman who wants to be involved in this unique, joint effort to support Oceana causes. For more information, contact  Amy LaBarge at 313-268-2086, or go to Women Who Care of Oceana County.

 

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