100 Women Who Care Jasper County contributes $6,250 to Compassionate Friends

Members of 100 Women Who Care Jasper County met with Lee and Sue Volk and Nancy and Ken Joslyn, representatives of Compassionate Friends, to present a check for $6,250 from the July meeting of 100 Women Who Care Jasper County. (Pictured, L-R) Amanda Lessley, Lee Volk, Sue Volk, Marie McCrillis, Lisa Meyer, Nancy Joslyn, Debbie Diel, Debbie Urfer, Susan Shull, Ken Joslyn, Jodi Mammoser

Members of 100 Women Who Care Jasper County chose Compassionate Friends of Newton as the recipient of its $6,250 contribution during its meeting on July 14 at Parklanes Bowling Alley in Newton.

Compassionate Friends is an organization committed to helping bereaved parents and grandparents who have lost a child or grandchild. The Newton chapter of Compassionate Friends meets once a month at Scott Avenue Christian Church. Sue Volk, a member of 100 Women Who Care Jasper County, is involved with Compassionate Friends and made the nomination. Debbie Diel, a friend of Volk’s, represented Compassionate Friends during the meeting.

100 Women Who Care Jasper County, a program of Jasper County Community Foundation, will make one more contribution in 2016. The amount of money available will increase as new members join. Members commit to donating $400 annually. The first $100 supports the Jasper County Community Foundation Endowment Fund that will be used to serve future needs for years to come. The remaining $300 is used to support the three nonprofits selected by the members throughout the year ($100 at each meeting). A reduced cost membership is available to younger members at $200 annually ($50 for membership dues; $50 per meeting).

100 Women Who Care Jasper County will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m. (registration will open at 5 p.m.). Those interested in joining can contact Amanda Lessley at 217-342-5409 or amanda@enrichingourcommunity.org to receive a new member information packet.

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