3 Hours | 33 Women Donors | $2,500 | 50 Families Receiving Thanksgiving Dinner .... 1 Community - Thank You!
Many thanks to everyone who took action and donated to help families in our community this Thanksgiving. We asked, and our network of women philanthropists responded - and in about three hours we collectively raised $2,500, and counting - thank you! We are going to leave the opportunity to donate open through the weekend to support our partners at the Community Action Council.
This is the power of a giving circle.
In the 16+ years we've had the Emergency Response Network women have responded to our call to action and have given together to meet and/or exceed every single request, resulting in over $100,000 to directly support over 100 women and their families in Howard County.
“It’s hard to imagine that poverty is a problem in an area like Howard County, but one-in-four neighbors are struggling to make ends meet every day,” said Bita Dayhoff, CAC president. “Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for our neighbors so they may share in the promise and opportunity of our community, but we cannot do it alone. It is only with the help of our community partners, supporters and volunteers that we are able to meet the ever-growing needs of the clients we serve every day.”
Here is the Emergency Response Network Request that you responded to - thank you!
If you have any questions about the WGC or our Emergency Response Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being a part of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County and this powerful network supporting women in our community!
Barb Van Winkle, WGC Chair
Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, WGC Executive Director