August 30,2018

Our Members Choose Hartford Promise

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With membership far beyond 100, we met on August 30 to choose this quarter's recipient of members' contributions. After hearing the three presentations, the members in attendance voted and chose Hartford Promise, a college scholarship and support program for Hartford Public Schools students. Working to make sure students in high school are thinking about college, providing scholarship funds and mentoring, Hartford Promise works to make seemingly impossible opportunities possible. You can read more about them on their website: http://www.hartfordpromise.org/

***Watch this space for our group's donation total!

In addition, members heard presentations about the Farmington Valley Arts Center and Girls on the Run Greater Hartford. While votes were counted, Sarah Leathers from Healing Meals shared an update and inspirational stories about the work they do and what our last quarterly contribution meant to the organization.

Nominations by members of the group included the following local nonprofits:

may 17, 2018

Healing Meals is Our Second Quarter Recipient

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Members is attendance at the May 17 meeting cast the most votes for Healing Meals, making them our second quarter donation recipient. Healing Meals provides healthy, nourishing food to neighbors and friends facing a health crisis. Fresh, organic foods are prepared by community volunteers and delivered to participating individuals and their families. You can read more about Healing Meals here:  http://healingmealsproject.org/

Our members contributed a total of $16,300.00 to Healing Meals. We're so excited to hear about all the good it enables them to do!

At the meeting, members also heard presentations from My Sister's Place and Covenant Preparatory School. The groups that were nominated for consideration were:

 

MARCH 1, 2018

We Kicked Off a New Season With Malta House of Care, Inc.

At our first meeting of 2018, the members in attendance at the meeting chose Malta House of Care, Inc. as our donation recipient. They serve uninsured adults in the Greater Hartford area, providing primary health care using a mobile clinic. In operation since 2006, they serve over 2500 patients each year. You can read more about them here: https://maltahouseofcare.org/about/

Member contributions totaled $15,400.00. A huge thank you to our members for their generosity!

Members at the meeting also heard about Healing Meals and the University of Saint Joseph Women's Leadership Center. The following groups were nominated by members:

 

november 16, 2017

Farm to Family/Gifts of Love is Our Fourth Quarter Recipient!

 

 Members listen to member, Susan Pribyson, present information about Farm to Family/Gifts of Love.

Members listen to member, Susan Pribyson, present information about Farm to Family/Gifts of Love.

At our final meeting to wrap up our first year of giving, the members in attendance chose Farm to Family, aka Gifts of Love, as the group's recipient. (The organization will operate as Gifts of Love after Jan. 1, 2018.) Their programs aim to serve individuals and families facing a short-term financial crisis, including illness, divorce, death of a spouse, reduced work hours, leaving an abusive relationship, and others. These community members can receive assistance with food, clothing, housewares, linens and furniture. In addition, Farm to Family/Gifts of Love operates a weekend food backpack program, a back-to-school program and a holiday program. You can read more about Farm to Family/Gifts of Love here: http://www.giftsoflovect.org/

Our last meeting of the year also yielded our largest donation thus far: $15,000.00! We feel so good about these dollars helping such a worthy mainstay in the Farmington Valley.

The other organizations nominated by members were:


August 31, 2017

We Choose Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention (GNBTPP) - Pathways!

Our third quarter recipient is Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Pathways (GNBTPP), a multi-faceted program aimed at eliminating teen pregnancy by addressing its root causes, assuring high school graduation, and promoting adult self-sufficiency. The program provides long-term, comprehensive, holistic service by creating a parallel family structure with
neighborhood youth and parents. Their motto: Diplomas Before Diapers. You can learn more about the program here: http://www.pathways-senderos.com/aboutus.html

The total donation amount is currently being calculated as members who were not in attendance at the meeting continue to make their contributions. Update: 100WWC/FV donated $14,300.00 to support GNBTPP's programs.

In addition to GNBTPP, the following nonprofits were nominated by members:


may 18, 2017

We Love Horizons at The Ethel Walker School!

The recipient of our giving from our second quarter meeting is Horizons at the Ethel Walker School. Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves underserved students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential. You can learn more about Horizons at The Ethel Walker School here: https://www.ethelwalker.org/horizons/about

Our total donation to this wonderful program was $14,850.00. Thank you to all of our members who contributed so generously to support this program. 

In addition to Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, the following groups were nominated by members:


february 23, 2017

It's Grace Academy!

The nonprofit that received the most votes at our first GIVE meeting was Grace Academy, an alternative to Hartford public schools, that provides a safe, enriching, independent education at no cost to the girls' families. Class sizes are very limited so that they can provide the supports necessary to prepare their students for entrance into area private and parochial schools. The program uses their limited resources wisely, relying on the community's generosity and talents to provide a transformative education for girls in need. To learn more: https://www.graceacademyhartford.org

Update: The total amount raised for Grace Academy was $11,300! We are so in awe of the generosity shown by our members at our very first meeting. We extend a big thank you to all of our dedicated, compassionate and generous members.

In addition to Grace Academy, the following groups were nominated by members:

 March 9, 2017 -  It was such an honor to meet these students and be given a tour of their school before presenting the checks from our members. 100 Women Who Can - Farmington Valley members donated a total of $11,300 to support this school in its mission.  

March 9, 2017 -  It was such an honor to meet these students and be given a tour of their school before presenting the checks from our members. 100 Women Who Can - Farmington Valley members donated a total of $11,300 to support this school in its mission.