Brazil Mainstreet Inc. receives $7,200!

Our first quarter meeting was held on March 8th at the Brazil Elks Lodge. We want to thank our sponsors: Michelle Engle of Remax and Dabren Clark of ONI Risk Partners for putting out a great spread for our members to enjoy during the meeting.

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We had three member speakers representing three great organizations:

  1. Theresa Cooksey spoke on behalf of Brazil Mainstreet Inc, asking for funds to improve the appearance of the downtown Brazil main street with Christmas lights and trash receptacles with flower pots.
  2. Cara Ross spoke on behalf of the Northview Marching Band, asking for funds for new uniforms.
  3. Marian Harrison spoke on behalf of the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry, a service that provides food to families in the community.

  • Ultimately, our members voted to fund Brazil Mainstreet Inc for the first grant of 2017!

 

Members – If you were unable to attend the meeting, please remember to submit your contribution for Brazil Mainstreet Inc. Checks should be made payable to Brazil Mainstreet Inc and sent to 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Or, you can make an online payment by clicking herePlease note there is a $2.56 processing fee for every $100 online payment, please be sure to include that processing fee in your payment.

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100 WWC donate $10k to CRADLES

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Members of 100 Women Who Care met for their third quarter meeting in September to nominate, advocate and select a charitable cause. Mary Yelton was randomly selected to present on behalf of CRADLES. During her presentation, Yelton shared how CRADLES works to break the cycle of poverty by providing developmentally appropriate activities for children while their parents work on obtaining their education.  According to Yelton, “The only way to break the cycle of poverty is through education.”

This is the third of four annual donations made by this group. The $10,600 donation is composed of $100 gifts from each of the 106 members in 100 Women Who Care Clay County. The funds will be used to help subsidize the program costs for families enrolled in CRADLES.

CRADLES chosen as next recipient of 100 WWC donation

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100 Women Who Care Clay County met for their third quarter 2016 meeting where members heard presentations from Richlyn Coughanowr, Paulette Gaskill and Mary Yelton on behalf of the Community Theatre of Clay County, St. Vincent Clay Hospital Backpack program and CRADLES, respectively. After which, members were asked to vote on which organization they would like to see supported this quarter. Receiving just a few more votes than the other two, CRADLES was announced at the recipient.

CRADLES is a family learning ministry dedicated to Cultivating Responsible Adults by Developing Leadership, Education and Self-Sufficiency. The agency provides developmentally appropriate child care for children whose parents are working to complete their education. According to Yelton, “The only way to break the cycle of poverty is through education.”

The funds from 100 Women Who Care will help to subsidize program costs for families enrolled in CRADLES. Yelton also mentioned that additional funds could be used to install a much need fence for the agency’s playground.

Members – If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send your $100 contribution, payable to CRADLES, to 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Online payments can be made by clicking herePlease note there is a $2.56 processing fee for everyone $100 online payment. 

Head Start awarded $10,600 donation

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Members of 100 Women Who Care presented Brazil Head Start with a $10,600 donation.

Head Start strives to “ensure that children begin school ready to learn.” The agency provides a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to help children learn and grow. One method of doing so is through outdoor playtime.

Currently, the agency’s playground has limited space that does not allow for more than one class to play at a time. In addition, there are few shade structures. This combination leads to restricted outdoor playtime. In an effort to change that, Head Start is expanding its existing fenced-in playground to double its size. The funds from 100 Women Who Care will then be used to purchase a shade structure for the extended playground that will not only provide relief from the sun but will also serve as a play area. Site Manager, Peggy Eppert, said “The overall goal is to purchase something that provides shade for the children as well as offering us the opportunity to provide the environment for learning experiences.”

DSC_0002.JPGEppert added that she wants to go beyond recess. She wants to see the children engaged in fun, interactive activities that will help them develop. The structure it will likely purchase will be a multi-purpose shade structure that could provide an are for children to do activities like play with building blocks, put on plays or puppet shows and dance.

 

Head Start selected to receive $10,500 dontation

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Several members gathered for the second quarter meeting of 100 Women Who Care Clay County 2016.

The three randomly selected members to present were Richlyn Coughanowr, Peggy Eppert and Paulette Gaskill advocating for the Community Theatre of Clay County, Head Start and the St. Vincent Clay Hospital Backpack program, respectively. All three gave persuasive presentations, explaining the great need each agency had. As a result, it was a close vote with Head Start having just a few more votes than the other two.

As this quarter’s selected organization, Head Start will be the recipient of a $100 contribution from all 105 members of 100 Women Who Care, resulting in a $10,500 donation. The funding will be used to purchase shade structures for its playground. These structures will allow the youth in Head Start to play outdoors for a longer period of time with protection from the sun.

Members – If you were unable to attend the meeting, please send your $100 contribution payable to Head Start program to 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. 

Online payments can be made by clicking herePlease note there is a $2.56 processing fee for everyone $100 online payment. 

$10,000 granted awarded to NHS for Backpack program

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100 Women Who Care Clay County presented Northview High School with a grant of $10,300 for its Backpack program.

The Backpack program is designed to provide food to students in need at Northview High School. Each Friday, identified students in need are given a bag of food for the weekend so that they have something to hold them over until school again on Monday. Currently, the program serves 70 students a week.

This grant will help to ensure that the program can provide meals for students for the rest of the school year and part of next year.

 

NHS Backpack program selected as first 2016 recipient

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100 Women Who Care Clay County had a great turn out for their first 2016 meeting! Ten new women joined as members and a great time was had by all.

During the meeting, members were able to nominate, advocate and vote on a nonprofit organization to collectively support. Presentations were given on behalf of the Emergency Food Pantry, the Northview High School Backpack program and the Clay County Parks Association. After the votes were counted, the Northview High School Backpack program was announced as the first 2016 grant recipient!

The Backpack program provides food to students at Northview High School who are food insufficient. Thanks to the help of the Clay County YMCA and the Retired Teachers Association, the program is able to send home food with each identified student in need every Friday so the students have food for the weekend. The contributions from 100 Women Who Care Clay County will not only ensure that every student in need is given food but that there is enough funding to keep providing food for the remainder of the school year.

 

Members – If you were unable to attend the meeting, pleas send your $100 contribution payable to Northview High School – Backpack program to: 2901 Ohio Blvd. Suite 153, Terre Haute, IN 47803. 

Online payments can be made by clicking herePlease note there is a $2.56 processing fee for everyone $100 online payment.