REDMOND, OR -- A group of philanthropic ladies is set to make a sizable contribution Thursday afternoon to Beulah’s Place in Redmond, which provides temporary shelter and other services to at-risk homeless teens.
Lisa Connors, co-founder of the Central Oregon Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care
, says the group’s members chose Beulah’s Place as the recipient of their quarterly donation. "The model that this is based on is 100 People Who Care
; there are chapters all over the world – mainly in North America, but we are one of the largest chapters in existence – and, in theory, when you get 100 people together, at $100 per quarter, that becomes a $10,000 donation." But, she tells KBND News, "Our chapter has always been much larger, from the day we started. So, our donations
have ranged between $19,000 - $28,000 roughly, per quarter."
And, this fall's donation could be even more, Connors says, because the group's most recent meeting was larger than normal. "It seemed to be better attended just because it was a big monumental meeting, because it was not only our third anniversary but it marked our group giving over $300,000 in less than three years’ time to local nonprofits, so a lot of our members came out to celebrate." The final amount won't be revealed until the check presentation.
Thursday's event begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Becky Johnson Center in downtown Redmond. "In particular, this check presentation is exciting for us because we have never done a check presentation outside of Bend," says Connors. There is talk of expanding 100+ Women Who Care Central Oregon, to create a Redmond chapter.
UPDATE: Thursday's donation to Beulah's Place totaled $26,500.