100+ Women Who Care Donate $5K To UNM-LA CIC

During the 100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos quarterly meeting Thursday evening on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace, Barbara Yarnell discusses UNM-LA’s Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) The CIC provides students with hands-on work experience in a field of their interest at a business in Los Alamos. The CIC was one of three programs voted on by the women who ultimately chose to donate the $5,000 raised at Thursday’s event to the CIC. Learn more here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, 100+ Women Who Care member Mary Beth Maassen with organization co-founders Carol A. Clark and Kristy Ortega at Thursday’s event sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post and Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday’s 100+ Women Who Care event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kristy Ortega introduces representatives from three local nonprofits drawn from a basket to speak and have a chance to receive a donation at Thursday’s event including UNM-LA’s CIC, the First Born Program of Los Alamos and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Board President Kristy Nadler speaks about the First Born Program of Los Alamos. FBPLA provides parents and primary caregivers with education and support to encourage normal growth and development of happy, healthy babies in positive, nurturing families. Learn more here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cindy Koehler, center, and Katy Fellows, left, speak of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Mesa Public Library. Learn more here and here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

First time attendees at a 100+ Women Who Care event raise their hand. 100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos was founded by Carol A. Clark, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Marvel Harrison, Debbie Shelton and Kristy Ortega. The organization now has 130 members and has raised and granted out $19,742.50 to benefit a dozen different local organizations. These 130 women are helping better the lives of folks in the community with a simple and enjoyable approach to collecting contributions for local nonprofits without the time-consuming effort associated with fundraising. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Last quarter’s 100+ Women Who Care donation recipient was the Senior Appreciate Night (SAN) program, which provides a safe, supervised downtown celebration to local graduating high school seniors. Diana Martinez of The Family Y shares how the donation was utilized and adds that SAN is always seeking volunteers. Learn more here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Scene from Thursday’s 100+ Women Who Care event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday’s 100+ Women Who Care event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday’s 100+ Women Who Care event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday’s 100+ Women Who Care event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday’s 100+ Women Who Care event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

100+ Women Who Care member Mary Beth Maassen, left, with an assistant from Smith’s, proclaims another successful event for the nonprofit organization that simply strives to enhance the local community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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