October 8, 2014–Campbell, Calif. — The Silicon Valley Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care, a giving circle where members nominate local organizations to request funding, today announced Family Supportive Housing as the recipient of funding at its October 8th meeting held at the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA.
Family Supportive Housing provides a structured program assisting local homeless families to obtain temporary shelter as a family unit, with a parallel program providing education and various tools and services. All efforts are toward the family unit successfully stepping into permanent housing. Family Supportive Housing received the majority vote from 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley members, and therefore received $3300 in immediate funding. The funds donated by 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley members will specifically go to support afterschool tutoring for children in the shelter.
In addition to Family Supportive Housing, members listened to presentations from Jasper Ridge Farm and Animal Assisted Happiness.
Jasper Ridge Farm (formerly Riley’s Place)’s mission is to serve children with chronic or life threatening illness, children who are homeless, or children who have never had an opportunity to experience or appreciate the healthful benefits of interacting with animals and nature. Additionally, Jasper Ridge Farm offers a Veterans Horseback Riding program, which provides opportunities for active duty personnel and injured veterans (including those dealing with traumatic brain injuries and/or post-traumatic stress disorder) to ride horses.
Animal Assisted Happiness provides hands-on access to animals for special needs children and their families, who can be uplifted by the generosity and goodwill of domestic pets and farm animals. AAH has a barnyard in Gilroy, CA and also a mobile unit, which makes several on-site visits each month.
This was 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley’s fourth meeting. In honor of its one year celebration, Bunches of Los Gatos gave a long –stemmed rose to each person who attended the October meeting. Since the 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley chapter was started in the fall of 2013, it has raised over $20,000 for local non-profits. Meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday of the quarter. The next 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley meeting will be held on January 14th.
About 100+ Women Who Care
100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley is a giving circle where members nominate local organizations to receive funding. At each meeting, three pre-nominated organizations are picked “from the hat” to share its mission and vision with the group. After the three organizations present, members then vote anonymously and the organization with the most votes receives a check for $100 from each member, written that evening directly to the winning organization. The group is patterned after similar all-women Giving Circles located throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information and to become a member, visit www.100womensv.org or contact Jill Mitsch, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Membership information or Therese Kollerer, email@example.com, for Non-Profit Nomination information.