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What is 100+ Women Who Care?
100+ Women Who Care was founded on the idea that women who are informed about the needs in their community can collectively make a real difference by practicing philanthropy together. Members join the organization annually and sign a commitment to donate $500 per year. The first $100 commitment supports an endowment fund for the 100+ Women Who Care organization to use to address future needs of the community. In addition, every member pledges to donate $100 at each of the four meetings (whether they attend or not) to be given to a selected Tippecanoe County non-profit organization. To join, click here for a registration form. If you have additional questions, contact us here.

How does it work?
100+ Women Who Care meets four times a year for a one-hour meeting. At each meeting, a member can put her name along with the name of a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization she would like to have considered in a drawing. At the meeting, three members’ submissions will be chosen, and each will be given five minutes to provide an explanation of the organization and its services. Two minutes will also be provided for questions if needed. At the end of the presentations, the attendees vote, ballots are counted, and a winner is announced. The women then write their checks to the selected charity. Membership has grown to over 100 members. The organization selected receives over $10,000! The larger the group grows, the greater impact we make!

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2017 Recipients

NAMI-WCI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the United States.

St. Matthew 25 Care & Share Soup KitchenSt. Matthew 25 Care & Share Soup Kitchen
Since 1982, St. Matthew 25 Care & Share Soup Kitchen has been providing food to those in need. 

2016 Recipients

LTHC Homeless Services
LTHC Homeless Services is a non-profit organization which began in 1989 to develop housing, offer supportive services, and other opportunities to foster self-sufficiency for the homeless, particularly families with children, in our community. LTHC operates the following programs: the Homeless Services Program ~ Coordinated Entry, Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, Rapid Re-Housing, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families. The goal of each program is to help individuals and families who are experiencing homeless learn the needed skills to maintain housing.

YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program
The YWCA's Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program provides abuse education and emergency shelter.

Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS)
Its mission is to promote active life success, as well as engaged learning and leadership opportunities for both PALS campers and staff. PALS hosts a free five week summer day-camp, as well as an after school program. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Established in 1968 by a group of local citizens concerned about the welfare of at-risk children in our community. They help children realize their potential and build their futures.

2015 Recipients

It's My Closet 
In December 2005, Jefferson High School opened a store called It’s My Closet. The philosophy behind the store serves to enhance the concept of nurturing the whole child within the LSC mission statement. The store, specializing in gently used clothing, furniture, and household items, is open to all LSC students and their families. All items are given to shoppers at no cost.

Joyful Journey 
Located in West Lafayette and serving the Greater Lafayette Community, they are a not-for-profit organization committed to providing compassionate and loving adult day service & caregiver support in a home setting.

Heartford House 
Its mission is to empower the community to protect and advocate for the well-being of children and families.

Group Homes for Children
Established in 1970, Group Homes for Children provides care in a family-like setting to help meet the needs of children in crisis who must be away from their own home.