For the first time in nearly a year, 100+ Women Who Care met to donate more than $10,000 to a local cause.
“For seven weeks a few of us gathered together and said let’s get this thing rolling again. We are excited about the number of people who are in this room,” says core member April Tranter.
Tranter says the idea behind the group is simple; get 100 women in a room each with $100. She adds if it’s a full house, it means upwards of $10,000 in 60 minutes for a not-for-profit, which can save a program’s budget for a year.
The organization first met back in 2016 and got together occasionally for the next two years to help out where they could. Tranter says, for whatever reason, the meetings stopped happening, but she was shocked at how quickly and easily she could get the band back together.
“It’s happened very organically. We’ve done some social media presses, but the majority of us women, we’ve just started telling our friend have they heard of it and they’re just like ‘we want in’.”
On Thursday night, the chosen charity was Angel Flight, a not-for-profit organization that provides free flights and transportation to medical appointments as a way take some of the burden off of families going through a tough time. Tranter says they’re thrilled to be able to help the group, but in the future, they hope to go even further.
“Our intention moving forward is that we will have a second and a third so that all three organizations that come walk away with something.”
The next meeting for 100+ Women Who Care is scheduled for September.