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100+ WOMEN WHO CARE: CHANGING THOUSANDS OF LIVES

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On Tuesday, March 18th, members of 100+ Women Who Care visited SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) to present a $12,000 check in support of SCAN's mission to eliminate child abuse and neglect. The gift will be used to upgrade worn furniture in a family visitation room to ensure the safety of children during visits. It is in these rooms that children, who have been substantiated victims of abuse and neglect rebuild broken family bonds. This gift will literally transform of a visitation room, much like SCAN transforms the life of a child from one of hurt to one of happiness and hope.

On a snowy February evening, more than 100 women from the local organization 100+ Women Who Care gathered for one purpose: to determine how they could best make an impact in the community with their combined philanthropic gifts. Each pledging $100, their generosity totaled $12,000. Majority vote elected SCAN as this quarter's donation recipient.

About SCAN:   Located at 500 West Main Street, SCAN served over 15,500 adults and children in Allen and 18 surrounding northeast and north central Indiana counties in 2013. The agency provides prevention as well as family preservation services for children and families who are victims of, or are at risk for abuse and neglect. For more information, visit us at www.scanfw.org.

About 100+ Women Who Care:  100+ Women Who Care is a Fort Wayne organization open to all women willing to donate $100 four times a year to a local not-for-profit (501 C3) selected by the group. At the quarterly meetings, three women are selected at random to give a brief presentation on a local charity of their choice. The group then votes and the winning charity receives $100 from each member of the group. There is no overhead and all proceeds go directly to the charity.

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