“THERE’S AN OLD SAYING: ‘IF YOU THINK YOU’RE TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, YOU’VE NEVER BEEN IN BED WITH A MOSQUITO’. YOU’VE ALSO NEVER BEEN TO A MEETING OF 100+ WOMEN WHO CARE.”
-REGINA BRETT (Regina Brett is a New York Times Bestselling author, newspaper columnist currently writing for the Plain Dealer and she is also an inspirational speaker)
OUR STORY for this chapter has roots almost 25 years ago when we all found purpose in volunteering with the schools, churches and various community organization. Once our children left for college, we felt called to continue seeking ways to give back to the community. A few months ago, Martha shared a tattered column she had been saving from a 2012 Plain Dealer article by Regina Brett describing 100 Women Who Care. “WE could do this” she said.
Like many communities, ours is currently struggling economically and we worried how the women of the community would respond to a project like this. After approaching local women, researching, attending meetings and gathering information, we are confident that this project will empower women to develop our community and begin to promote a consciousness of giving back. We now have established our vision, gathered the needed paperwork (generously shared by other chapters of 100 Women Who Care), joined with a talented web designer and have developed this chapter of 100 Women Who Care in Erie County.
This is Our Story.
Founding Members 2016 : Martha Miller, Mary Ann Baxter, Linda Ziegler, Pat Babiuch and Shelly Chesbro