100 Women Who Care Omaha will select which local nonprofit to support this quarter

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – 100 Women Who Care donate thousands of dollars annually. The group has donated over $ 145,000 in total since it started in 2014.

“We’re a fundraising group in Omaha, Nebraska, and we meet four times a year. Our members attend charities that we are asked to give our collective money to. After they present, we vote on the charity we want to give our money to , and whoever gets the most votes will get our money for this quarter, “said Melissa Gebauer, program director.

Members say they joined in to connect with other women while giving back to the community.

“I joined 100 women caring about it because I wanted to be with like-minded women who wanted to give our community something, and I love getting to know all of the nonprofits in our community. It was really worth it,” said Gebauer.

Each member donates up to $ 100 that will be pooled. There are currently 60 members in the group.

Every quarter three members present themselves for a non-profit organization to which the organization is to donate.

“I’ve lived in Omaha my entire life and got pretty busy with things. I’m still amazed at the nonprofits that we learn do amazing jobs. The fact that our donation, because they’re small and local, our donation can make a really meaningful impact on their operations or whatever their mission. We need to burnish our money to make such a meaningful impact on someone who is really doing meaningful work in the field. It gets me every time and every one Time when we’re in a meeting. It happened again last week … how do you vote? ”Sue Smith, a member of 100 Omaha Care Women, said.

The group has supported nonprofits that span a wide range of goals and topics. From organizations fighting domestic violence to pantries.

At their meeting this quarter, they chose to support Project Intentional, a nonprofit that supports single mothers, families and needs.

When founder Sasha Berscheid found out that her organization was selected, she got emotional.

“I cried, I cried … I took a really deep breath and sat back and it was just humbling, so humble that this group of women who help so many other amazing nonprofits in the Omaha area sparked in see me and them Take a look at the possibilities that this organization offers the community, “said Berscheid.

Berscheid said the idea of ​​starting Project Intentional came about when her husband asked her a few years ago what she wanted for Christmas. Realizing she had everything she needed, she posted on Facebook asking moms how she could help out over the holidays.

“These women asked for toilet paper, socks, underwear … for Christmas, for Christmas. My heart sank and I said I have to be able to do something about it,” said Berscheid.

She said the money can help grow Project Intentional and hopefully reach more people.

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