For our August 2020 meeting, 100 Women Who Care Albany shifted our approach from a one hour in-person meeting to a fully virtual event which allowed us to continue our mission of coming together to make an impact donation to Capital District charities.
Our three nominations for August 2020 were:
- 15-Love – They reach out in a loving, caring way to youth of the Capital Region, using tennis as the medium, especially focused on youth in the inner cities.
- Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless – Their mission is to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability.
- Things of My Very Own – Focuses on providing crises intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse/neglect who are at risk of a Child Protection Services intervention.
The three women who nominated these worthy organizations video recorded themselves talking about the organization – just as they would have at our in-person meeting. They all did an excellent job with their videos which were made available to our members to view. The women were also participated in a live Q&A for any member that had questions about the organizaion. Each member then voted for their choice.
Congratulations to our August recipient, Things of My Very Own! Our funds will be used to supply new mattresses and bedding for the children to have a clean and safe place to sleep and recover in their new homes.
In this time of COVID-19, when non-profits need our help more than ever, our virtual meeting shows the enduring power of 100+ women coming together for the greater good of the community. A Simple Concept. A Big Impact.
Even as a virtual event, we had new members join us. Our next meeting will be held November 12, 2020. We look forward to new and current members participating.