A few weeks ago, the 100 Women Who Care of Alamogordo, held their first quarter meeting. One of the things I love about this organization, is that simplicity and efficiency of this organization. You meet for one hour, once a quarter, and donate $100 to an organization that is voted on during the meeting. It really doesn’t get much easier than that. High impact with little time commitment. With busy schedules and never quite enough time in the day, being able to feel like you are doing good, without having to commit a significant amount of time, is something that people buy into.
During this meeting the three nominated organizations were: CHINS (Children In Need of Services), Habitat for Humanity, and (Cancer Awareness Prevalence Prevention and Early Detection). Each of these organizations are incredible in their own right.
CHINS is a local nonprofit organization which employs over 100 people in Otero County, making it one of the largest local employers. They provide counseling services for ages 2 through 20 for children and their families. CHINS focuses on early intervention to help prevent further problems and conflict through a variety of therapy modalities. They also help provide high quality child care to over 350 children in the community through Nationally Accredited standards of care.
THe White Sands Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build quality, affordable housing. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit with no interest charged. As a whole, the organization has helped provide 300,000 homes internationally, since it’s founding in 1976.
CAPPED provides a variety of enjoyable, highly interactive programs to educate, support and delight our community. Their programs advocate prevention and ways to increase holistic health. They offer art therapy and a variety of services to help individuals facing cancer. Additionally, they provide “breast mapping” services for clients with breast cancer to help determine the location of cancer cells.
This quarter, the winner was Habitat for Humanity! With the current 100 Women Who Care Memberships, this worthy nonprofit organization received $11,300 to help build homes for deserving members of the community. What’s even better, is that due to these funds, the White Sands Habitat for Humanity was able to have its 45th groundbreaking ceremony to start building a home for a local family. It’s amazing to see the women in our community coming together and making create a positive impact in the community. To join 100 Women Who Care Alamogordo or to donate to any of these mentioned organizations, follow the links provided above.