The 100+ Women Who Care event, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative of the St. Clair County Community Foundation, brought together more than 200 women last week to support nonprofits in the region. The event awarded more than $12,000 to three organizations that care for local residents, animals and the environment.
Attendees to the 100+ Women Who Care event nominate their favorite nonprofit when they purchase their ticket. The night of the event, three nonprofits will be drawn at random and representatives from each will be allowed to pitch to the public.
After hearing from ladies representing Friends of the St. Clair River, Blue Water Area Humane Society, and Mid City Nutrition, the crowd voted for the most compelling case. Mid City Nutrition took first place and received a $10,000 grant for their programs, which include providing daily meals to people at their Port Huron location.
The Blue Water Humane Society came in second, receiving a $1,500 grant, and Friends of the St. Clair River came in third, receiving $500.
New this year, the committee awarded three grants of $250 to organizations chosen by the winner of a contest. Those gifts went to Blue Water Area YMCA, Riley Gleason Foundation and Hunter Hospitality House.
To learn more about the St. Clair County Community Foundation’s Women’s Initiative, visit https://www.stclairfoundation.org/
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand