New group calls for 100 women to each donate $100

It’s a new twist on giving based in Everett that will pool the money and donate it in $10,000 chunks.

Women are organizing in Snohomish County to raise money for nonprofits.

Women are organizing in Snohomish County to raise money for nonprofits.

EVERETT — Working together, 100 women can do a lot of good.

That’s the theory behind a new group that’s set to begin gathering in Everett in April.

They’re starting a Snohomish County chapter of a national organization called “100 Women Who Care.” They plan three meetings a year, where each member is asked to donate $100.

The hope is to bring in a total of $10,000 in donations for a local nonprofit each time, said Janet Bacon, 67, of Everett.

Attendees can organize groups to get to $100, such as four friends each chipping in $25, she said.

“It’s really for people who want to network and meet other compassionate women in Snohomish County,” she said

The first meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1216 Broadway. The group will vote on the recipients after hearing their pitches.

Bacon was part of the Seattle group but wanted to do more locally, she said. Additional organizers here include Dani Hixon and Susan Rieke, among others.

So far, around 50 participants have signed up. The checks are written directly at the event.

“There no overhead,” Bacon said. “We’re not a nonprofit because we’re not touching the money.”

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @rikkiking.

For more information about the Snohomish County chapter of 100 Women Who Care, contact 100womensnohomish@gmail.com or 214-883-4820. Charities interested in pitching must be registered nonprofits based in Snohomish County.

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