SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — On Sunday a group of women in the Sioux Falls chapter of 100+ Women Who Care considered three nonprofits for a big financial award.
Sondra Kimball, a volunteer with 100+ Women Who Care, explains that the organization meets twice annually, when three nonprofits are picked randomly. On Sunday, the three picked were Wheels to Work, Family Visitation Center and Healing Hope Ministries. Candidates like these get a chance to talk about their work. Then members of 100+ Women Who Care vote.
“And after the vote is completed the nonprofit that has been chosen is awarded for that particular meeting. And then we ask our members to write a $100 check directly to that nonprofit,” Kimball said.
On Sunday Wheels to Work was picked. The nonprofit offers cars to single-parent families. 100+ Women Who Care has more than 200 members, so Wheels to Work can expect a big donation.
“Each of us feel that it’s really important as a mission for our community to help those in need,” Kimball said.
In October 2018, the Compass Center in Sioux Falls received more than $14,000 from the organization.
“The community continues to value us, and I think that that’s so important,” said Michelle Trent, assistant and clinical director of the Compass Center. “It says to our survivors that the community values them and supports them, and really cares about their healing, so we’re very blessed to have received that.”
She points out that there’s strength in numbers.
“When you get people banning together and giving a hundred dollars, that’s it, you can really move mountains,” Trent said. “And so that collectively combined to $14,000 and really made a difference for the folks that we serve.”