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Donations to Date

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 $246,000* to local organizations/causes that serve Oswego, Montgomery and Yorkville. 

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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.

Donation History
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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!

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K9's for Veterans

November 2023

K9s for Veterans mission is to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder transition back to civilian life once their military service has ended with the help of trained service dogs. We are committed to educating the public about the plight of veterans with PTSD and streamlining the process for them to get service dogs, so they get the help they need...  Before it’s too late.

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Project New Hope (Grundy County PADS)

September 2023

Kendall County Rapid Rehousing, also known as Project New Hope, is a brand new program spearheaded by Grundy Area PADS. At the heart of our mission is the commitment to provide a low barrier program that meets people where they are to address homelessness. Project New Hope supplies housing, immediate needs, directs to resources needed to start long term sustainability, and a case manager that listens to needs and provides support along the journey. 

Oswego Senior & Community Center

April 2023

Our Mission is to promote the well-being of our Senior Community – improve their quality of life and extend independent living – by fully integrating the whole community.

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Suicide Prevention Services

February 2023

Our focus is Suicide. Our mission is to open minds, save lives and restore hope through prevention, intervention and postvention, 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.

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Mutual Ground

September 2022

To empower individuals, families, and communities to eliminate domestic and sexual violence and the harms of substance use through education, awareness, and life-changing services.

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Veterans Smile Program

September 2022

Our mission is assisting our Veterans in need to obtain FREE critical dental care. They served, they deserve dental care too.


The Veterans Smile program improves our Veterans physical health, mental health and overall quality of life after service.

The Veterans Smile program gives our nation's Veterans back so much more than just a SMILE.

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Community Cares Group

May 2022

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.

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My Daughter's Dress

February 2022

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.

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Private Local Cause

November 2021

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.

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We Are Called to Care

September 2021

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.

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3:11 Project

April 2021

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.

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Private Local Cause

February 2021

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.

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CASA of Kendall County

November 2020

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.

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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.


Our Next Meeting

Join us to get your favorite non-profit in the hat for a chance to be presented on and then a part of the vote to receive our quarterly gift. Please note that only members can nominate, present and vote! 

Kendall County Community Food Pantry

April/May 2020 Meeting

The food pantry through a group of volunteers with big hearts provides free of charge supplemental food, supplies, and personal items for residents of Kendall, LaSalle, and DeKalb counties in their time of need (with proof of residency).


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.


November 2019 Meeting

Saint Vincent de Paul is committed to ending poverty in your community. We help local communities by clothing, feeding, housing, & healing people. Organized Locally. Serving the Needy.


September 2019 Meeting

Every girl is worth celebrating. Our mission is to empower junior high girls to reach for their full potential by recognizing their strengths and owning and celebrating who they are; in so doing, lowering their risk of victimization.


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.


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 hotlinecounselingdepression screeningworkshopsprevention trainingintervention in schoolssupport groups and annual awareness events.


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”


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.

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.


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!


September 2017 Meeting

The mission of the Oswego Senior Center is to promote the general well being of the Oswegoland senior community by honoring and serving our seniors while providing an environment that improves quality of life and extends independent living.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.

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