100+ Women Who Care Medina select a local nonprofit to support each quarter. In July, the women voted to make their quarterly contribution to Feeding Medina County. On August 17, Claudia Cihlar and Sue Simmons representing the 100+ Women, came to Feeding Medina County’s office and presented the organization with a check for $8,600.
Feeding Medina County’s Executive Director, Katy Fuerst, presented to the 100+ Women at the July 13 meeting at the Blue Heron Brewery and Events Center. She spoke about the increased food insecurity seen in Medina County since the pandemic began last March, and how the organization continues to serve 113% more people each month than they did in 2019 and early 2020.
Fuerst became a member of the 100+ Women Who Care Medina earlier this year as a way to join forces with other like minded women, and give substantial donations as a member of the group to nonprofits in the county. “The donation from 100+ Women Who Care Medina means so much to Feeding Medina County, because local support is the backbone of our organization,” she said. “These funds will help us purchase fresh dairy and produce for the families in our county that are at risk of hunger.”
“It’s so gratifying to see how we can impact Medina County non-profits like Feeding Medina County and help them financially to pursue their passion and mission,” said Sue Simmons, 100+ Women Who Care steering committee member. Since 2011, the members of 100+ Women have donated over $355,000 to Medina County charities. Membership is open to all. More info 100WomenWhoCareMedina.com
Feeding Medina County: Katy Fuerst, executive director, Katy@FeedingMedinaCounty.Org, 330.421.0564
100+ Women Who Care Medina: Linda Loveless, steering commettee, 100WomenMedina@Gmail.com, 330.421.2621
Feeding Medina County
Feeding Medina County’s mission is to educate, engage, and lead our community in creating an environment where no one goes hungry. The organization provides community-wide food distributions in partnership with the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, as well as Weekender Bags for elementary aged children receiving Free and Reduced Lunch in all public schools in our county, transport of food from the Foodbank to smaller food pantries, and the Staples for Seniors Program which brings food and produce to seniors in subsidized housing units throughout Medina County.
100+ Women Who Care Medina
100+ Women Who Care Medina is a group of philanthropic-minded women from all over Medina County who use their collective power to make meaningful donations to local nonprofits. 100+ Women Who Care Medina has raised over $355,000 for Medina County charities since inception in April of 2011.