Welcome! We are 100+ Women Who Care of Oswego, Montgomery and Yorkville (O-MY)
When you donate $100 to a charity, you may wonder if you're making a difference. But when 100 women donate $100 at the same time, they raise $10,000 for a worthy cause. That's real impact. And it only takes an hour.
Simply put, WE are a “giving circle”. We leave our titles and agendas at the door to come together and make a LOCAL difference collectively. We are that “gift” to help start a program or complete a project the recipient never thought possible. We can even fulfill a need when an emergency occurs. (What we are not is a regular funding source or something to depend on to keep an organization running. We are also not a financial institution or holding fund.)
We Are Called to Care
The 3:11 Project
Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
Kendall County Community Food Pantry
St. Vincent DePaul Society
The FUSIoN Project
FVOAS-Fox Valley Community Services
Suicide Prevention Services
Bike Bald Group
Yorkville & Oswego HS ROBOTICS Teams
KCHD FREE Dental Clinic
Oswego Senior Center
The FUSIoN Project
KCFP Hoover Playspace II
Kendall County Community Pantry
Elder Day Senior Center
CASA of Kendall County
Blessings in a Backpack - Long Beach
What do we do?
At each of the quarterly meetings members nominate charities, three are chosen at random, and after a brief presentation, the members vote on which charity to support. Once the winning charity is announced, every member/team writes a $100 check on the spot directly to that charity. (Teams of 2 or 4 are welcome to join and share in the giving. Teams are considered a single member.)
That’s it! No event planning, no committees, no raffle prize solicitation, no telemarketing, no volunteering – just a group of charity-minded women working together to give back to our own community. We give 100% to the charity. (All charities nominated must be located in and serve, the Oswego, Montgomery and Yorkville communities. Ideally, an organization has 501(c)(3) non-profit status for tax and possible gift matching purposes.