April 12, 2014–Campbell, Calif. — The Silicon Valley Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care, a giving circle where members nominate local organizations to receive funding, today announced The Art of Yoga Project as the recipient of funding at its April 9th meeting held at the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA.
The Art of Yoga Project, a non-profit that offers yoga, art and journaling classes as avenues to self-awareness for teenage girls in the California juvenile justice system, received the majority vote from 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley members, and therefore received $3200 in funding.
In addition to The Art of Yoga Project, members listened to presentations from Family Supportive Housing and Animal Assisted Happiness.
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.
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 third meeting. Since the 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley chapter was started in the fall of 2013, it has raised over $13,000 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 July 9th.
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.