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100+ Women Who Care donate to community baby shower

1/6/2020, 9:43 p.m.
On January 2, 2020 members of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $3,900 to Community Baby Shower – ...

On January 2, 2020 members of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $3,900 to Community Baby Shower – (Women United - CBS).

United Way of Will County’s VP of Operations and Director of Development, Sarah Oprzedek, and Corporate Engagement Specialist, Kesha Ainsworth were presented the checks by members of 100+ WWC of Will County. Women United is a division of United Way of Will County and Community Baby Shower is a program they offer. Community Baby Shower works to fulfill baby wellness item gap between SNAP and WIC. Baby wellness items such as diapers, wipes, baby wash, diaper cream, and bottles are NOT covered by Women Infant Children (WIC). WIC is a subsidized food assistance program that helps at-risk and poverty-stricken families eat and stay healthy. Choosing between diapering your baby and putting food on the table is a choice no parent wants to make, but one-in-three do. The Community Baby Shower works to provide babies the products needed for a healthy start in life.

“In the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, we are beyond thrilled to receive the donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Will County. The donation allows us to continue filling the diaper gap and creating a healthy start in life for our county’s newest bundles of joy” (Sarah Oprzedek, VP of Operations and Director of Development, United Way of Will County).

100+ Women Who Care is for every woman who desires to directly support local charitable organizations where she lives. We keep the methodology simple and easy. All 100+ WWC members/teams make a pledge to donate $100 four times a year. At each of the quarterly meetings members nominate charities, three are chosen at random, and after a brief presentation, the members vote on which charity to support. Once the winning charity is announced, everyone writes a $100 check, on the spot directly to that charity. All charities nominated must be located in, and serve Will County and must have 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

100+ Women of Will County has raised over $71,500 for local charities. We have donated to Shady Oaks, Green Harvest Food Pantry, Morning Star Mission, CASA, LWSRA, Trinity Services, Operation Care Package, Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, Bags of Hope, Love Moves Us, Big Brothers Big Sister, Trinity Services and many more local causes!

Come to a meeting to hear more about 100+ WWC and the work of three outstanding local charities. Every day, these organizations improve the strength, vitality and compassion of our community. 100+ Women Who Care of Will County’s next meeting is February 11, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Prairie Bluff Golf Course. For more information, please go to the web site at www.100wwc-will.org or visit us on Facebook.