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Which organizations can be  sponsored?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Fairfield County area.  Recipients are expected to be 501(c)(3) organizations; however, special needs that do not meet this criterion may also be considered by the group as long as the tax status is disclosed before voting.  No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered as the purpose is for the contributions to stay 100% in the community.

What is a 501(c)(3)?
A 501(c)(3) is defined as "exemptions that apply to corporations, and any community chest, fund or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals."  However, for the purposes of 100+ Women Who Care all groups up for consideration must be local. 

Is my contribution tax deductible? 
Yes, your contribution is tax deductible if made payable to a 501(c)(3) organization. Checks are written DIRECTLY to the local organization NOT to 100+ Women Who Care.  Please contact your tax advisor or visit the IRS Website for further information.

How is the organization that receives the donation chosen?
A member who has signed the Commitment Form puts the name of a local organization, along with her name into the hat. Organizations are drawn randomly for presentations at the next meeting.  We encourage members to submit the name of an organization that is important to them. When your group wins, the funds go home that evening, directly impacting the organization!

What if I cannot attend a  meeting?  
If a member cannot attend a meeting, there are two choices: 

1) She can send in a blank, signed check written out for $100 with 100+ WWC on the memo line with a trusted friend to the meeting. The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the check and give it to the organizers on her behalf. The friend may vote on behalf of the absent member.

2) She can mail in a blank, signed check written out for $100 with 100+ WWC on the memo line via USPS directly to the organizer as far before the meeting as possible to ensure that her donation will be bundled with the attendees' contributions and deposited by the charity in a timely manner.

Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
The goal of the 100+ Women Who Care organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member's donation being part of the larger donation.

How long do the meetings last?
Meetings generally last from 45 minutes to no longer than 60 minutes.  Many members come to the meeting early to spend time socializing and getting to know others.

Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Of course you can!  However, if she wants to vote she needs to sign a Commitment Form and become a member before she can vote.




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