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Seattle '100 Women Who Care' chapter forms

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:13am

Seattle ‘100 Women Who Care’ chapter forms

100+ Women Who Care, a group of women who want to make a difference in the Seattle community, is seeking more members. Men are welcome to join.

The group gathers three times a year for a one-hour meeting. Each member writes a $100 check to a charity that the group selects by vote, and this combined donation of $10,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning.

The Seattle chapter was formed in June 2014 and has raised $5,600 for local charities. Its membership has doubled since February, and it is hoping to reach 50 by its next donation event in June.

“It’s a simple, easy way to make an impact on small nonprofits,” said group member Paula Rothkopf.

The first 100 Women giving circle started in Michigan 10 years ago to raise $10,000 to purchase baby cribs. All donations are tax deductible, and online voting is an option if you cannot attend.

Join the group by registering on its website, For more information, contact

Ending racism event delayed

The City Council, Police Chief Ed Holmes and many other community leaders invite all Mercer Island residents to take personal steps to eliminate racism during a ceremony at noon on Wednesday, April 20 at City Hall. This event was originally scheduled for April 13.

The goal of the event is to unite Eastside communities in an expression of solidarity against racism.

For more information, contact Cindy Goodwin, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services director at 206-275-7749.

‘Compost Days’ kicks off spring gardening season

“Compost Days” is a region-wide campaign to thank residents for their excellence in composting and diverting 375,000 tons of food, food-soiled paper and yard waste from landfills in 2015.

From March 17 to April 17, residents can download coupons for discounted Cedar Grove products to use for gardening projects. On Mercer Island, these coupons may be redeemed at the True Value Hardware in Town Center.

For more information and coupons, visit


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