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Women Who Care make a big impact at Firehouse Cultural Center

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Local philanthropists help to keep summer programs alive at cultural center.

An area organization named 100 Women Who Care donated $3,800 to the Firehouse Cultural Center last week, the donation coming in the form of 38 checks for $100.

Women Who Care is a group of women who meet four times per year, pledging to donate $100 per meeting to local charities and non-profit organizations. At each meeting, members vote on which organization they wish to donate to. On Thursday, it was the Firehouse Cultural Center.

“This means that our summer programs will go forward,” said cultural center executive director Georgia Vahue. “It means that we will be able to offer scholarships for some of them. We are thrilled.”

Ann Rand of 100 Woman Who Care was also thrilled to provide a helping hand.

“We’re excited because the work that we are doing supports the activities of people right here, the money stays local,” she said. “It is a very easy way for people to have an impact. We only have four meetings a year. We come collectively together to make an impact on organizations like this. Instead of individually giving a little bit, we can make a bigger impact.”

Pictured above are Georgia Vahue, center, of the Firehouse Cultural Center and Penny Smith and Ann Rand of 100 Women Who Care.

For more information about 100 Women Who Care call Rand at 813-641-3817 or email 100WWCSouthShore@gmail.com or visit their 100 Women Who Care Facebook page. For information about the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.

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