The turnout may have been small but 100 Women Who Care raised over $1,000 for the Starfish Pack program at their first event Thursday in Williams Lake.
“The speakers were amazing. It really shows the charities that can fill a need in our community,” says chapter founder Tammy Watson.
“It’s parent-teacher interviews, and a lot of my teacher friends and friends weren’t able to attend, and I had a lot of people saying they wanted to come. I think each time the momentum will grow and it will get bigger and better.”
A total of 21 participants voted on giving funds totaling $1,050 to the Starfish Pack program after hearing three speakers-Daybreak Rotary, Williams Lake and District SPCA, and the Boys and Girls Club, give an overview of their organization and services it provides.
“What a cool idea this is and I’m so glad we were nominated to present,” said chair of the Starfish program Lori Macala.
“Just overwhelmed that we’ve made enough money to purchase 2 Starfish packs.”
The Starfish Pack program is currently feeding 43 kids in 3 different schools.
100 Women Who Care will be meeting again to distribute funds to a local not-for-profit on May 24 with each organization receiving funds not being able to be nominated again for the next 2 years.
“Men will have to start their own group,” says Watson.
“So I challenge the men to do that.”