Los Alamos Daily Post And New Mexico Bank And Trust Co-Sponsor 100+ Women Who Care Aug. 23

Scene from a 100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos quarterly gathering sponsored by Los Alamos Medical Center hosts in May at Cottonwood on the Greens. The women raised more than $4,600 that evening for the First Born Program® of Los Alamos Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By Mary Beth Maassen
UWNNM Executive Director
100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos

The Los Alamos Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at Cottonwood on the Greens.

The gathering is generously sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post and New Mexico Bank and Trust. 100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos is a quarterly gathering of women who show up in support of local non-profit organizations and open their checkbooks.

Ideally, 100+ Women Who Care with $100 adds up to $10,000 for a local charity. This is how it works:  

  • Upon arrival each woman writes a check for $100, payable to the United Way of Northern New Mexico. (UWNNM administers the fund on behalf of 100+ Women Who Care Los Alamos) Women can also come together and form teams of two or four each contributing to add up to $100 for one vote;
  • Spend a little time chatting with old friends, or making some new friends–enjoy some delicious food, a little wine;
  • At 6 p.m. three of the nominated non-profits are randomly selected and there is a five-minute presentation from each of the three organizations;
  • The group votes, and the collected funds are awarded to the winning organization.

The Los Alamos Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care was founded in August 2015. The organization now has more than 200 members and has granted out almost $90,000 to benefit a dozen different local organizations. These 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.

Why Would You Join 100 Women Who Care?

You are VERY busy! No time to volunteer but you want to help those in need, and you can commit to one hour every three months;

You want to meet other Women Who Care in Los Alamos.

You want 100 percent of your donations to go directly to a local non-profit; and you would like to see your donation combined with other donations to make a huge impact.

The organization is open to any women who works or lives in Los Alamos. Come and make a wonderful difference in your community. The 100+ Women of Los Alamos is always looking for additional members, and next Thursday is the perfect time to join. Special thanks to the Los Alamos Daily Post and New Mexico Bank and Trust for sponsoring the August gathering. Please plan on attending and bringing a friend (or three). RSVP to karla@unitedwaynnm.org.

For more information, call 505.662.0800 or visit our Facebook page.