An emotional night as yet another deserving, local charity goes home with $10,000+. Sing Me to Heaven, a charity established to assist grieving families in Iowa with funeral expenses, touched the hearts of a lot of women Thursday night. The idea of losing a child is hard...but can you imagine losing your child and then being hit with all of the decisions and expenses that follow? Just the idea of losing a child is overwhelming, let alone living it. What an amazing group working to help lessen the load for families faced with such debilitating circumstances
A recap on what 100+ Women is, for those hearing about this group for the first time. Every quarter, we gather at an event sponsored by local businesses. The only thing you need to attend is a check written out for $100. With this, you will receive a charity nomination ballot and two drink tickets. At the beginning of the event, they will draw three nominations. Those who are drawn then have 5 minutes to prepare a small presentation on why you believe your charity should receive the $10,000+ donation. Once all 3 speakers have presented, everyone votes. The charity that receives the most votes gets the check.
Warning: the gratification you feel after seeing what a big difference $100 can make is overwhelming (in a good way, of course). <3
Other charities we heard from:
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
as well as an update from Carsyn's Crusaders.
If you were unable to make it to the meeting and would like to donate, you can donate online here. Also, if you would like to become a member, you can sign up on the 100+ Women Cedar Valley website.
Sponsors for this event:
Lincoln Savings Bank