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    Philanthropic club looking for new members

    The Moab chapter of 100 Women Who Care Moab kicks off 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Sweet Cravings, 397 N. Main. Any and all women who have a desire to give back to the community are invited to attend, according to member Marcy Till.

    Karen Dunigan founded 100 Women Who Care in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan. Karen saw people for their strengths and realized that when 100 or more people come together in a room, each person becomes a powerful force for doing good work while lifting up the community. “We are each strong in our own right, but together we are stronger,” she said.

    A small group of friends founded 100 Women Who Care Moab in 2018. This is a group of Moab women who come together to support the community. The group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, to learn about local charities and people in need. Each woman in the group donates $100 to a cause that the group in attendance at the meeting selects.

    The group has no political or religious affiliation and all are welcome. The group does not demand a lot of time from its members. This combined donation makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. Such a cash infusion is a remarkable boon to agencies and people who are usually running on limited financial resources.

    Causes supported in our community include: Community Nursing Services — Senior Wish Program, Moab Valley Multicultural Center, Moab Solutions, Medical Costs for a Family In Need, Fire and Building Assistance for Families In Need, Grand County Schools, Moab Museum, Moab Pride, Canyonlands Field Institute, Equine Therapy program, and Grand County Hospice. Groups are chosen after a short presentation and vote from members at each meeting.

    Though there are 100 women who care chapters throughout the United States, there is no national organization that sets official guidelines. Local chapters determine their own meeting places, times, and rules for giving. Members are solicited by word of mouth. There is no pressure to join or maintain membership. There are no officers, oversight board, committee meetings, dues or cookie sales. It is a true grass roots organization aimed at improving the quality of life in its local community. This status also allows 100% of donations to go directly to chosen organizations and not be allocated to operating fees and taxes.

    100 Women Who Care Moab seeks women who might not have time in their busy lives to volunteer, but have been wanting to help those in need and can commit to one hour meetings every three months;

    Might be involved with other groups, but are interested in meeting other women philanthropists in Moab;

    Want 100% of their donations to go directly to a local need;

    Want their $100 donation to become a part of a larger amount of money by joining together with other women — creating a powerful impact in our local area.

    Want to be part of a caring and amazing group of women who are making an immediate and positive impact in the Moab community.

    Our local chapter’s motto is, “Because together we are stronger, we’ve joined in friendship to give back to the greater Moab area,” said Till.

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