ZELIENOPLE — In a matter of minutes 100 Women Who Care Cranberry Township raised more than $4,500 for a local charity.
The women met June 19 at the Spring Street Café on Zelienople's main street to eat, drink, socialize and use their combined check-writing power to make a big impact on one local nonprofit.
“It brings together lot of dynamic women who have an interest in improving the community,” said Daryl Scott, a member of the group. “We can make a big enough donation each time to have it mean something.”
This time their donation went to Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey, an organization that operates therapeutic and competitive ice hockey programs for physically disabled individuals in Pennsylvania. The team is based out of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
The concept of the group is to get each woman to donate $100 at each quarterly meeting. The combined amount raised IS given to a local charity the group chooses, making a larger impact than if each woman gave that amount separately to a charity.
At each meeting, three members can each nominate a charity and give a pitch for why it should be chosen as beneficiary. The organization must be local or have a local chapter to win support.
The women vote on which group to support, and then they write a check directly to the winning charity.\
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