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.