The “100 Women Who Care” movement was a simple idea created and nurtured by a woman named Karen Dunigan in 2006. Its initial purpose was to supply cribs to women bringing home newborns with no cribs for them to sleep. She invited 100 women and they each donated $100.00 or more to help struggling families provide a safe place for their children to sleep. The meeting resulted in a $12,800.00 fund to help these families.
Karen created and helped to develop ‘100 Women Who Care’ and this program now boasts 600 fully operational chapters and another 250, or more, currently under development and they now include people’s, men’s, kid’s and teen’s chapters.
Muskoka is blessed to have its own women’s chapter and, last week, the West Muskoka Food Bank was the recipient of the group’s quarterly vote to receive their donation.
We cannot begin to tell you how much this generous donation means to the Food Bank. Recently, we have created a new initiative to compliment the service we already offer to our community members and this donation will help us to go beyond supplying food to our clients.
We will share more about this initiative when we have fully developed its guidelines but we are excited to create another way to help our fellow community members in their time of need. We are all neighbors helping neighbors.
Thank you again to the Muskoka Chapter of ‘100 Women Who Care’. Your support means the world to us and we are truly grateful for your donation!