Our Daily Bread has received $3,800 from the members of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia to help ease the plight of low-income residents in the Fairfax County. The nonprofit was selected by the members of 100+ Women Who Care during the organization’s Nov. 7 meeting.
"We are very thankful for the support of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia," said Lisa Whetzel, Our Daily Bread Executive Director. "This generous contribution enhances our ability to serve the needs of Fairfax County families who are in financial crisis, especially during the holidays, and throughout the year. In fact, at least seven families will avoid eviction this winter because of this donation. Now that’s a holiday gift!"
"Our Daily Bread is a great example of a local, volunteer-run organization that is making a measurable impact in Fairfax County," said Traci Richards, co-founder of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia. "Our members are proud to support such an outstanding organization that helps individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet."
Founded in 2012, 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia is one of many women’s giving circles across the nation that focus on coordinating funding for local, community charitable organizations. Women gather at quarterly meetings to hear three short presentations on local nonprofits in need; members vote and the group makes a collective donation directly to the local nonprofit chosen.
100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia is run entirely by volunteers with no administrative fees solicited from members. Meetings last no more than an hour.
The next meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia will be held on Feb. 6, 2014 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library at 7584 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, Va. All are welcome to join. For more information and to sign up, visit www.100wwcnova.org.