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East County nonprofit group to make up funding gap after canceled events during pandemic

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - 100+ Women Who Care East County will meet in person Oct. 7.Nearly 100 women are coming together next week in support of two deserving local organizations in need of pick-me-ups after some pandemic blues, and they hope others will donate as well.

100+ Women Who Care East County is gathering for an in-person event 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Center for the Arts Little Theatre, 333 N. Main Ave. — enter from the rear parking lot. Sponsored by Burns Feed Store, the gathering will have snacks, drinks and the opportunity to make a difference.

100+ Women gathers quarterly, sometimes virtually, to learn about and donate to nonprofit organizations. Each member cuts a check for $100, combining for a significant donation.

This upcoming meeting is unique because 100+ Women is using it as a way to shine a spotlight on two deserving groups — Soroptimist International of Gresham and the Gresham Rotary Club. Both had to make the difficult decision to shutter key fundraisers. The Soroptimists canceled their annual Teddy Bear Parade, while the Rotary Club couldn't safely hold its Steak Fry. Those events are not only fun for the whole community, but bring in sizable funds.

The hope is the 100+ Women meeting will allow people to learn more about the Soroptimists and Rotarians, and make up the financial gap through donations. If someone is unable to attend the meeting, they can still support those two groups by donating online. Learn more at sigresham.org and greshamrotary.com

If you are a woman living in East Multnomah County and are interested in joining 100+ Women Who Care, visit 100womenwhocareeastcounty.org


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