100+ Women Who Care Gather At Unquarked

100+ Women Who Care toast their efforts to help local organizations during a gathering Wednesday at Unquarked Wine Room in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos group, 100+ Women Who Care gathered Wednesday evening at Unquarked Wine Room in Central Park Square.
The 100+ Women Who Care group was formed last year by Marvel Harrison, Carol A. Clark, Deb Shelton, Stephanie Garcia Richard and Kristy Ortega. Its mission is to reach out and help the community by collecting contributions for local nonprofits – without the time-consuming effort normally associated with fundraising.
The women who gathered Wednesday contributed some $3,000 toward helping a local cause, to be determined at the next gathering.
Last summer the group of 100+ women gathered for its first event and raised $10,000, which the United Way of Northern New Mexico matched. The funds were donated to nine behavioral health initiatives in Los Alamos. 
“The idea is to keep it local and have an impact that we can see in our community,” Ortega said at the time. “We invite other women to become part of this powerful group to have a positive impact on those in need in our community.”
The group meets four times a year and members donate up to $100 each to help fund projects in the local community. To become a member of the 100 Women Who Care as an individual or with a team or to learn more, contact Ortega at kristy@unitedwaynnm.org or call 505.663.3891.