Women Who Care contributions reach nearly $250,000.

August 30, 2017

Women Who Care contributions reach nearly $250,000.

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PENTWATER — The 150-member strong Women Who Care of Oceana County (WWCOC) will meet Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pentwater Yacht Club, 205 South Dover Street.

During the one-hour meeting, they will choose this quarter’s Oceana nonprofit recipient from among three that are nominated by attending members. The chosen organization will receive a $100 contribution from each member.

This will bring the total contributions from these community-minded women to an incredible $249,000 since WWCOC’s first meeting in June of 2012.

“Helen Keller once said ‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much,’” said Beth Snider, a member of the WWCOC steering committee. “That’s so true in our case. It’s so heartening to hear at our meetings how the $100 individual contribution each of us made three months ago has collectively and profoundly impacted a nonprofit serving Oceana residents.”

Three months ago, the group chose to support Oceana’s new Read Early, Read Often initiative, which is geared towards encouraging parents to read to their children – starting at birth. At the Sept. 5 meeting, WWCOC members will hear how their funds are being used in Oceana.

The group meets for an hour on the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December at different Oceana venues. Attending members learn about three worthy causes serving Oceana, and choose one that each will support that quarter — even if they cannot attend the meeting. Socializing follows for those who have the time to stay.

New members are most welcome. For more information, contact Amy LaBarge at 313.268.2086 or check out http://facebook.com/womenwhocareofoceanacounty.

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