When 100 people come together each becomes a powerful force for doing good while lifting their community.
We are each strong, but together, we are stronger.
The Power of 100+ is simple. 100+ people each donate $100 resulting in an impactful $10,000+ donation to a local charity.
Power 100+ gives the SRWC and members of the community the opportunity to have a positive impact on your community in a proactive and purposeful way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Power of 100+?
A: It is an adaptation of the successful grassroots movement of 100 Women Who Care. In this innovative group fundraising model, a gift of $100 along with 99+ others results in an impactful collective contribution of a $10,000+ award to a local nonprofit.
Q: Why is SRWC doing this? We already raise a significant amount of money to support the community.
A: 2017 survey of SRWC members showed interest in expanding our philanthropic impact in the community. The annual grant program funds nonprofits each year with smaller awards which is supported primarily with various fundraising projects throughout the year. These efforts are successful but volunteer intensive. The Power of 100+ effort is able to simply focus on one project, providing a larger award to make a significant impact.
Q: How is the Power of 100+ project selected?
A: The SRWC Philanthropy Committee vets potential projects and sends two projects to the full membership for a vote. Since SRWC is the sponsor of the program, all members have a vote and a voice in selecting the signature project.
Q: Why should I become a contributor of the Power of 100+?
A: There are many ways to support the SRWC philanthropy efforts in the community. The decision on whether to make a contribution to the Power of 100+ is a personal one, therefore each person should decide if it is right for them.
Q: Do I have to give $100? Will smaller contributions be accepted?
A: In order to participate in the Power of 100+, donations must be $100 or multiples of $100. Those individuals wishing to make smaller donations are welcome to donate to the other SRWC Philanthropy Programs.
Q: Count me in! How do I become a loyal supporter?
A: You can make a $100 donation online at www.sunriverwomensclub.com or send a check to SRWC at P.O. Box 3334, Sunriver, Oregon 97707.
Our Current Signature Project: NeighborImpacts’ Fresh to You
The Fresh to You project brings a mobile food pantry of fresh food & staples in meal kits to low-income south county residents and La Pine Community Health Center clients who have diet-modifiable diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease & obesity. Nutritional education will help recipients begin to view food as a type of medicine.
It is significant because it is….
A collaboration between La Pine Community Health Care, the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, NeighborImpact and other local groups.
Has long-term impact by improving residents’ health as well as providing an immediate basic need.
Brings a new service to the LaPine area as an expansion of NeighborImpact’s successful pilot mobile food pantry program last year in Prineville. LaPine is
NeighborImpact’s next rural area targeted to bring a mobile pantry due to limited accessibility to fresh food.
The mission of NeighborImpact is to support people and strengthen communities. Find out more at http://www.neighborimpact.org.
Previous Signature Projects
KIDS Center Project THRIVE
Awarded November 19, 2019
KIDS Center provides children a friendly, safe environment to share their experiences of victimization, which assists significantly in engaging them and their families in a healing process. Immediate and intensive therapeutic services to children who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse and/or neglect as quickly as possible is essential in order to minimize the long-term effects. Project THRIVE has increased services to south Deschutes County children, including child abuse evaluations, family support and therapy to children. They also conducted local child abuse prevention training. To learn more about KIDS Center go to http://www.kidscenter.org.
CASA of Central Oregon
Awarded April 10, 2019
CASA has doubled the number of advocates serving south Deschutes County and has been able to increase the percentage of kids in foster care having court appointed advocates from the lowest rate in the county to the highest! On average in Central Oregon, a child in foster care will have four different caseworkers and three different foster placements. A CASA volunteer is often the only consistent adult in a child’s life during his or her time in foster care. Such a relationship is the single most important factor in helping a child develop resilience to thrive despite trauma. To learn more about CASA of Central Oregon or to volunteer as an advocate go to http://www.casaofcentraloregon.org.