Women Who Care donate to Adult Care Center
The quarterly meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Peterborough, held Oct. 17 at the Gallery at the Sharon Arts Center, attracted 25 local women, many of whom were registered members and others who were guests seeking information about the new giving circle.
Eleven new members have joined the group since the inaugural meeting in July, including women from Jaffrey, Dublin, Hancock and Antrim.
Out of the seven charities nominated by members, three were pulled from the hat and presented, including The River Center by Karen Johnson, Monadnock Adult Care Center by Christine Selmer, and Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports by Leslie Kenney.
“After very informative and engaging presentations, the members cast their votes. It was a difficult decision since all three of the charities provide such wonderful services to local residents”, said founder Carol Nelson.
The charity that received the most votes, and the donations for the evening, was the Monadnock Adult Care Center. Collectively, the members donated $1,725 dollars in under one hour for this local nonprofit. And since the checks were written directly to the charity, all donations are tax-deductible.
According to member Christine Selmer, “We are so pleased to have been chosen to receive the proceeds of 100+ Women Who Care Peterborough’s gift this quarter. The monies we receive will be used to purchase two stoves to meet the demand of our expanding food program at the center. To date we have served over 7,000 meals.”
Selmer went on to say, “Monadnock Adult Care Center strives to improve the quality of life for members, families and caregivers while supporting an individuals efforts to remain independent. We serve 15 towns in the Monadnock region and provide activities to help maintain or improve physical, mental, and social well being.”
In addition, the center also offers respite care, transportation, and access to speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and podiatry care.
The 100+ Women Who Care meets quarterly for one hour and is open to all women interested in participating. Membership forms can be found at the groups’ website 100womenwhocarepeterborough.com. All charities and organizations up for consideration must be in the Peterborough area, including the towns of Jaffrey, Dublin, Greenfield, Temple, Antrim, Sharon, Hancock, Francestown, Bennington, Harrisville, Nelson and Rindge. A national charity can be nominated, but only if they have a location in the Peterborough area.
The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Registration and social time is from 6 to 6:30 p.m.