Maureen Lucas, President of LucasWorks is not only a client, but an exceptional business leader, so when she came to us with the idea for 100 Women Who Care Windsor-Essex and the impact it could make on our community, we said “we’re in”. Liz Farano, Vice President of Douglas Marketing Group, jumped on board as co-founder and together her and Maureen etched out a strategy for how they wanted to take the Windsor chapter of this great idea forward.
A logo, website and Facebook page were all donated by our team at Douglas Marketing Group and both Maureen and Liz began putting out the word that 100 Women Who Care was coming to Windsor-Essex. After an initial informational meeting in November sparked interest from several women in the community, a February 12th meeting was set as the first meeting in which the women would be choosing their first charity.
The first 100 Women Who Care Windsor-Essex Chapter meeting proved to be a success as the women of the organization gathered to show how much they care for their community. The goal of 100 Women is to gather 100+ women who give $100 each meeting, to generate over $40,000 in just four hours annually for four different local charities. The group is comprised of women from all walks of life who share one thing in common: the desire to make an immediate, direct and positive effect on local community causes.
The meeting took place on Tuesday at Walkerville Brewery who generously donated their venue. A turnout of 80+ enthusiastic women gathered for the first of four annual meetings and awarded the Windsor Residence For Young Men (WRYM) as the first recipient of the donations. The WRYM is a charitable organization which provides supportive, transitional housing for young men 16-20 years of age who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or who are living in an unacceptable environment without appropriate adult support. The Windsor Residents For Young Men will receive a donation of approximately $8,000 from 100 Women Who Care Windsor-Essex Chapter.
For more information about how to get involved and become one of the 100+ Women Who Care in Windsor-Essex visit http://www.100womenwindsor.com/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/100WomenWindsor.