The organization, which started in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan, supports communities by making direct, large-sum donations to jointly selected nonprofit organizations.
During chapter meetings, the organization brings in over 100 members to meet for an hour and vote on one donation recipient after hearing presentations from three local nonprofits. After the selection is made, the women then donate $100 each to the chosen nonprofit.
“We get to witness the impact of collective giving [through] our chapter’s donation,” founder Breanna Murray said in a press release. “We’re excited to host our first chapter meeting and to see the impact we’ll make in the North Houston communities.”
Nonprofits expected to give presentations at the Nov. 14 meeting include “Cassidy Joined for Hope, a teen suicide prevention organization; JoyRide Center, an equine-assisted therapy program for children and adults with disabilities; and Home of Hope Texas, a long-term counseling and rehabilitation organization for victims of adolescent human trafficking.
The chapter expects to meet three times a year to support local nonprofits and north Houston communities, including The Woodlands, Tomball, Spring and Conroe. www.facebook.com/100womenwhocarenorthhouston