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100 Women Who Care was started in November of 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, as a brilliantly simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities. Her group of 100 women, at their first one-hour meeting, each wrote a check for $100 directly to the charity, raising $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city. Since then, they have grown to over 200 members and Women Who Care chapters are forming all over North America. These groups collectively have donated more than a million dollars to locally based organizations.

At last count, there were over 450 chapters in the US, Mexico, Canada and Singapore.

Lisa Connors and Lisa Shropshire brought the idea to Central Oregon in 2014 after hearing about it from friends in other parts of the country. Both Lisa and Lisa were recent transplants to the Bend area and looking for ways to give back to their wonderful new community. Central Oregon women have responded enthusiastically and the group has grown to become one of the largest chapters in the country!


Since 1959, Childhelp has been dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. This non-profit organization focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment through national and regional programs and services. It’s hotline operates 24/7, receiving calls from the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.

Childhelp's programs and services include residential treatment service villages, children's advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes, child abuse prevention, education and training. The Childhelp National Day of Hope® in April is part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Several Childhelp programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide. Founders Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®
www.childhelp.org


Since 1992, Protect the Children has been fighting child sexual abuse, helping victims and their families obtain the resources to start healing and begin their journey as a survivor.

Founded by Dr. Claire Reeves, author of Childhood: It Should Not Hurt, Protect the Children has developed and implemented programs for schools that raise awareness of the child sexual abuse epidemic. The organization is currently partnering with many other groups and activists devoted to this same cause. The unified goal is exposure of corrupt systems, reformation of laws and procedures, and eventual eradication of this horrific crime against our children.

Protect the Children
https://www.protectthechildren.org/