A group of like minded women are joining together to support charities in Polk and Burnett Counties. 100 Women Who Care - Polk/Burnett is a new chapter of a national organization being founded by Julie Hall of Siren, Chris Moeller of Danbury and Tammy Twedt-Close of Luck. The group will meet quarterly, on the second Wednesday evening of February, May, August and November. At each meeting, three local charities will give brief presentations to educate members about their cause. At the end of the presentations, each member will vote anonymously for the charity they feel is most deserving to receive the groups quarterly donation. The charity receiving the most votes will be the selected charity and will receive a $100 donation directly from each member. The group has a goal of reaching 100 members, which would result in a $10,000 donation to the selected charity once the membership goal is met.

Three different charities will be chosen at random from all applicants to present each quarter. All charities who apply must operate in Polk and/or Burnett, Wisconsin counties and have 501(c)(3) status. Once a charity is selected to receive a donation, they will be removed from the eligible pool for two calendar years. If a charity is chosen to present, but is not chosen as the selected charity, they will be added back to the drawing at the next quarterly meeting.

100 Women Who Care - Polk/Burnett is now accepting members and charity applications. The first group meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8th at Northwoods Event Center in Siren. There will be a registration and social time from 5:30 - 6:00 pm, and the meeting will follow from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. New members may register on the night of the meeting, however advance registration is appreciated to help with meeting planning. If you are interested in joining the group or submitting a charity application, please send an inquiry to 100wwc.pb@gmail.com. You can also “Like” the group on Facebook at “100 Women Who Care - Polk/Burnett” for information on upcoming meetings and donations made.

Group co-founder Julie Hall explained “We are looking forward to making donations to groups that operate and serve the people in our communities. Together, we can make a difference!”

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