We’ve started 2019 off with a bang! Our first meeting of the year was held Monday, January 14th at Papa Vino’s in Mishawaka. We had 26 attend, with 8 new members joining! Pam Proctor brought with her Karen Shirk and Patty Tyl from Chiara Home, our October donation recipient. They spoke to us about Chiara Home, a respite care facility serving families with special needs children. They used our donation to forgive unpaid fees so that families could continue to receive care. They spoke about their Polish Wedding fundraiser coming up on February 2nd, and graciously gave away two tickets. Tina Patton was the lucky winner! You can learn more about Chiara Home by visiting their website at www.chiarahomerespite.com.
We had three new charities nominated: Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Ronald McDonald House, and The Christ Child Society. The vote went to The Christ Child Society, and nominating member Tina Patton will be setting up a time to present them with their donation.
If you are a member and missed the meeting, you can get your donation in by donating online by clicking this link: https://www.inspiringgood.org/giveonline/ or by mailing your check to The Community Foundation of Elkhart County, PO Box 2932, Elkhart IN 46515. Please remember to specify 100 Women Michiana on your online donation and on your check!
Our next meeting is scheduled for April 8th. Remember to bring a friend!