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Group recalls year of collective giving

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Group recalls year of collective giving

Terry Nichols (left) and Jan Ruehle draw three finalists from nonprofit nominees for the January collective giving effort by 100+ Women Who Care—Smith Mountain Lake.

In a recap of the past year, members of 100+ Women Who Care—Smith Mountain Lake found new ways to make a difference in the community.

The group, which held its only in-person meeting of the year in January, awarded a collective donation of $14,300 to the Franklin County Perinatal Education Center.

Four months later in May, members each donated to the nonprofit of their choice, with more than 30 local charities receiving gifts.

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For its September impact meeting, members nominated nonprofits, read written presentations by nominating members and cast their votes online, with The Landing Love Project being selected to receive a contribution of more than $14,000.

In December, the three nominees were selected from a pool of 21 nominations. Those nominees are Food for Kids Weekend Pack-a-Sack Program, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and Bedford Community Christmas Station. Members will vote on a charity to receive their donations at the group’s meeting later this month.

For more information about 100+ Women Who Care—Smith Mountain Lake, visit the group’s Facebook page,

- Submitted by Lynn Stevens

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