The powerful work being done every day by area non-profits is what inspires the Women of 100+ Women Who Care OMY to come together. Listed below are the charities/causes that have been supported by 100+ Women Who Care OMY. To date, we have donated over $128,000* to local organizations/causes that serve Oswego, Montgomery and Yorkville.
To learn more about what causes can be nominated, how to nominate and tips on how to “pitch” an organization check out Nominating and Presenting right here on the website. Please know that only members can nominate, present and vote at our meetings.
Your Favorite Non-Profit
Our Next Meeting
Join us at our next meeting and learn how to get your favorite non-profit in the hat for a chance to be presented and considered for our next quarterly gift. Please note that ONLY members can nominate, present and vote!
Community Cares Group
Community Cares Group provides assistance to the children and families of Oswego and surrounding communities. The real story behind Community Cares is the pandemic. The Community Cares group started in 2020 when the schools closed down and food insecurity for students became an issue for the 25% of the Oswego School district population that is part of the free and reduced lunch program. A Facebook group was created to help the schools provide food to students during the lockdown and has become a valuable community resource.
My Daughter's Dress
It is our mission to make sure every girl and woman and feel beautiful on their special day by providing formal dresses, shoes and accessories without the huge price tag. All that matters is that you are truly happy. So find that perfect dress and make it your own, or donate that dress hanging in your closet and make someone else's dreams come true! Supporting our mission and organization all while allowing financially qualified individuals to get their items free of charge.
Private Local Cause
In the creation of our chapter, we supported that if a member felt led to nominate a local cause, for example, a house fire, and the nomination was one of the three randomly drawn, presented and ultimately our membership voted for the cause, then that is to whom our collective donation would be made.
This happened not once but twice in 2021. Turns out there is a lot more paper trail and work involved with private donations. Therefore, this became our last private donation. All nominations moving forward must be 501(c)(3) organizations.
We Are Called to Care
We believe every child deserves a family! Our mission is to mobilize churches and individuals to actively care for children and families in the foster care system. By offering support and encouragement through our care package program and other support systems, the family is more likely to stabilize and thrive.
Social Media + Social Good = Social Change
It's simple... 3:11 Project is a 501(c)(3) Charity Organization that services individuals that are struggling to provide basic necessities for themselves and their families. Our work is dedicated to inspiring those in our community to build friendships and show compassion through service to one another. Our concept is pretty simple, we use social media for social good to make sure NOBODY has to struggle alone.
Private Local Cause
It's rare, but if a member feels led to nominate a local cause, for example a local house fire, and the nomination is one of the three randomly drawn, presented and ultimately our membership votes for the cause, then that is to whom our collective donation will be made.
In February 2021, we made our first local private donation in 6 years.
CASA of Kendall County
CASA Kendall County is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteer citizen advocates to effectively speak to the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Kendall County's juvenile court system. We believe every child has the right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home.
Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
September 2020 E-Meeting
Celebrating 40 years of service to the community in 2021, Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry operates one of the largest food pantries in northern Illinois, distributing 3.24 million meals to over 53,000 low-income families last year, including over 24,000 children. The mission of Aurora Food Pantry is to help end local hunger by ensuring that everyone has access to enough nourishing food, thereby helping our overall community stay healthy and productive.
GRACE HOLISTIC CENTER FOR EDUCATION February 2020 Meeting
Mindfulness- and environment-based learning is the foundation of Grace Holistic Center for Education (GHCFE). Students interact, discover and grow based on the things around them. Our environment matters. We offer integrative education that provides a wide range of curriculum by encompassing mind, body, spirit, and academics. Our offerings include daily yoga/meditation, which encourages intuitive problem solving and critical thinking. We also extend Immersion Spanish as a way to enhance memory and academic performance overall.
FOX VALLEY OLDER ADULT SERVICES May 2019 Meeting
We hope to serve those who are 60+ as they move toward the retirement years of their lives. This no longer means slowing down — it means learning more about aging positively and creatively. Our goal is to keep seniors in their homes in the four-county area that we serve and to provide a cost effective viable alternative for community members who are concerned about premature nursing home residency. Our service area now includes DeKalb, LaSalle, Kendall and Kane Counties. We provide programs and services that are open to anyone who wants to attend.
SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES March 2019 Meeting
Our focus is Suicide. Our mission is to open minds, save lives and restore hope through prevention, intervention and post-vention, using education, advocacy and collaboration.
We are one of the few agencies in the country who offer all that we do: a 24-hour phone hotline, counseling, depression screening, workshops, prevention training, intervention in schools, support groups and annual awareness events.
BIKE BALD GROUP November 2018 Meeting
Bike Bald is committed to enriching the lives of children affected by cancer and rare illnesses. Our unique organization operates as the local community center inviting the public to participate in the many programs we have to offer. We offer various programs for children, adults, seniors & families to enjoy. Operated by all volunteers and while all proceeds support our mission. Bike Bald Group’s mission is to change the lives of children & the community thru raising awareness, collaboration, empowering, while focusing priority on education and the arts. “We love to Make Spirits Bright and Dreams Come True”
3:11 PROJECT September 2018 Meeting
Social Media for Social Good. Our hands and our feet, our words and our hearts, will not tire until we have helped everyone. As a nonprofit organization modeled on servant leadership, 3:11 Project is called to be stewards of goodness. We serve by using kind hands, merciful feet, compassionate words, and charity in our hearts. We are a community of neighbors and friends who leaves no one behind. (While the 3:11 project name was inspired from a bible verse, the organization itself and the work they do is not affiliated with any religious organization.)
H.S. ROBOTICS TEAMS - Yorkville & Oswego April 2018 Meeting
The Foximus-Prime Robotics Club is a Yorkville IL Community robotics club. Yorkville robotics started in 2011 at Yorkville High School. Since our beginning we have competed in FIRST Robotics Competitions. Our members are students from Yorkville High School. We are part of the Yorkville District 115 School district.
The mission of Gear It Forward is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by incorporating these fields of study into the foundations of our team, collaborating with experienced professionals to improve practical skills, as well as inspiring and teaching our current and future community through active engagement in our local area, and beyond. http://oswegofirst.org/about.html
KCHD FREE Dental Clinic February 2018 Meeting
Many adults are unable to access dental care due to socioeconomic duress, thus are forced to live with untreated tooth decay or other health-impacting dental conditions. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover dental health. If an adult has a dental emergency, they can go to an Emergency Room where antibiotics may be given, but the ER cannot treat the underlying condition. The Kendall County Health Department will soon provide FREE Dental services mainly for adults including hygiene, fillings, and extractions.
SIMPLY DESTINEE YOUTH CENTER November 2017 Meeting
Simply Destinee is a youth inspired Dance Team that promotes suicide awareness and prevention. Free of charge to the community. We believe all kids deserve to feel safe, healthy and ready to learn, we are committed to providing the community based support they need to succeed. Our kids can express themselves through all different styles of dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, hip hop, swing, waltz and more. We Are Simply Destinee & Music Saved Our Lives!
THE FUSIoN PROJECT (FUSIoN4Girls) April 2017 Meeting
Our mission is to help girls find a strength in owning and celebrating who they are. We provide free after school programs for junior high girls to help them discover their unique gifts, develop strong character and empower them. Each gathering involves food, fun and fusion--discussions about life.
FOREST PRESERVE OF KENDALL COUNTY for HOOVER PLAYSPACE PHASE II February 2017 Meeting
The Nature Exploration Station at Kendall County's Hoover Forest Preserve is officially open! The space offers a variety of nature play experiences for the entire family. There is a beautiful garden which consists of herbs, vegetables and flowers; a mud kitchen; a dirt play area; a banging wall; an art wall; a stage; a fort building area; several sorting areas; and much more. Come out and get in touch with nature!
YOUNG LIFE OSWEGO November 2016 Meeting
Young Life thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends.
CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES September 2016 Meeting
Celebrate Differences is an all-inclusive Disability Awareness Center, welcoming all children and their families regardless of age or disability. We offer services - such as informative monthly workshops, sib shops, resource library, annual summer and holiday party, Next Chapter book club, play groups, Autism and Down syndrome support group and much MORE! We connect families through our outreach projects, our social activities and social networking. Feel free to also visit their community business: Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop downtown Oswego.
KENDALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY April 2016 Meeting
Hunger hurts. But it is not a disease. It's a situation. And it's one we can solve!
We believe food is a right, not a privilege. Any resident of Kendall County is eligible with only a few items needed to become registered. Once registered, guests may choose from various canned goods, bread, meat, and fresh fruit and vegetables – each depending on availability. The Kendall County Community Food Pantry is dedicated to giving back to those who need help most.
ELDERDAY SENIOR CENTER February 2016 Meeting
Elderday Center specializes in day memory care to enhance quality of life, cognition, socialization and overall wellness for adults and seniors. Elderday Center’s program uses an abundance of therapeutic activities to help participants retain a sense of independence and enjoy life. Elderday’s care services can benefit those with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body dementia, Huntington's Disease, cognitive impairments, and other age related disease. Those suffering from fragility, loneliness, isolation, anxiety and depression have been shown to benefit tremendously from our services.
MUTUAL GROUND November 2015 Meeting
Mutual Ground is the safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse. We are not just a shelter, we are a solution. Our philosophy is to guide and not dictate. We empower our client with the education and support they need to make informed choices. We are good stewards of the financial support we receive and work hard to ensure that every dollar helps us provide comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Greater Aurora, Southern Kane and Kendall Counties.
CASA OF KENDALL COUNTY September 2015 Meeting
CASA Kendall County is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteer citizen advocates to effectively speak to the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in Kendall County's juvenile court system because every child has the right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home.
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK - Long Beach Elementary April 2015 KICK-OFF Meeting
One in five American children faces food insecurity. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes its doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday morning. Who will feed them this weekend? Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry.