100 Women Who Care Manistee County along with 100 Men Who Care Manistee saw record giving at their second quarter meetings in April. With collection complete for both the men and the women’s care groups, combined, members gave $9,375 during their one-hour meetings.
The women selected The Prom Boutique, an organization founded by Adelle Falan in 2004 as part of the Manistee County Human Services Collaborative Body’s “In Their Shoes” event. The Boutique provides young women in Manistee County with free gowns, shoes, and jewelry for prom, homecoming and similar events. The Boutique has a permanent location in The Briny Building that rivals any quality retail bridal and dress shop.
According the Falan, the $6,600 raised in April by 100 Women Who Care will be used in part to purchase dresses in sizes they lack, help with dress cleaning costs, and to purchase accessories the girls often need. They operate exclusively with an all-volunteer staff.
The Meals on Wheels program was the recipient of $2,750 from 100 Men Who Care. This program provides meals to the homebound throughout the county. An additional $25 was given by a donor to another agency that presented at the women’s group.
“We are nearing our goal of 100 members,” said Jennie Marie Naffie, co-founder of 100 Women Who Care in Manistee County. “This is just so exciting. I love to learn about all these important agencies in our county…and I love the energy in the room. These women take this process seriously.”
At each one-hour meeting, members hear from three agencies then vote on the agency they want to fund that quarter. The groups meet for one hour in January, April, July, and October. Members know when they sign on that they will only be asked to attend four meetings per year, for one hour each, and to write a check for $100 to the selected agency at each meeting.
No ticket sales, no bake sales, no fuss. Just effective, efficient short meetings that significantly fund deserving agencies in Manistee County. Every dollar raised stays in the County. Over $70,000 has been raised to date from 100 Who Care members in Manistee County.
Meetings are open to everyone. Meetings are held at The Bungalow Inn in Manistee, MI from 5:30-6:30 pm. For more information contact Judy Crockett at email@example.com
PHOTO: Adalle Falan, Founder of The Prom Boutique in Manistee County, MI and Judy Crockett, Co-founder of 100 Women Who Care Manistee County