100+Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) Celebrates 5 Years: $29,000 awarded at October 2023 Giving Event. $490,000 in giving to 56 Door County nonprofits in 22 Giving Events!
100+ Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) Giving Circle continued its philanthropic impact. Through all seasons, this group of women demonstrates the Giving Circle’s motto of “Do Good, Feel Good, Gather, Have Fun with 100+WWC!” This Giving Circle comprised of 380 givers (individuals and teams) has awarded over $490,000 to 56 Door County nonprofit organizations.
Three nonprofits discussed their organizations and initiatives. Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry was the recipient of the main award of $14,500. Little Eddie Big Cup/Mental Health Support Fund and Sunshine Resources Door County (SRDC) will also each receive approximately $7,250. A total of $29,000 was awarded in one hour!
Sandi Soik, Director, Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry commented, “It was very inspiring to see the enthusiasm the 100+ Women Who Care have for the nonprofits in Door County. Without financial support like 100+WWC, this food pantry would not exist. Thank you for your concern for our friends and neighbors in need.”
Lisa VanLaanen, 100+WWC member/nominator of Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry, is enthusiastic, “100+WWC makes giving an outstanding habit – especially when you can get together with a wonderful group of old and new friends. It’s a fun, friendly, and easy way to contribute and recognize the good works of so many across our county.”
Rachel Willems, President, Little Eddie Big Cup/Mental Health Support Fund shared, “It’s a point of pride to think that what started as grieving friends planning a golf tournament to remember their classmate, has now grown into the nonprofit Mental Health Support Fund. We grew up in a world that didn’t talk about the mental illness around us, we hope the work of the fund helps change that for future generations.”
Jeremy Paszczak, Director of Development, Sunshine Resources of Door County (SRDC), felt comfortable among the 100+WWC members, “This is very exciting that SRDC and two additional worthy causes receive this support in such a wonderful event. Thank you!”
Unity Hospice, represented by Donna Hanson, Marketing Assistant, was the returning award recipient and updated the group on its services and results from the April 2022 100+WWC gift.
The nonprofits to be considered for the next quarterly award were randomly drawn from member nominations. These nonprofit organizations are: Liberty Grove Historical Society, Money Management Counselors, and HELP of Door County. The 100+WWC members that nominated these nonprofits and nonprofit representatives will present a summary of their nonprofit and answer questions at the next 100+WWC Giving Event on January 22, 2024 via LiveStream or in person at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor.
To join this exciting group of local women and help make an even bigger local impact, visit 100wwcDoorCounty.org.
Pictured (left to right): Susie Cotter (100+WWC Board), Lisa VanLaanen (100+WWC member/advocate), Sandi Soik (Director, Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry) with Ann Glessner (100+WWC Board) and Ann Morgan (100+WWC Co-founder/President).
Lakeshore CAP would like to extend a huge Thank-You to 100+ Women Who Care Door County!
Read the original press release here: PR 100+WWC OCT 2023 Giving Circle Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2023
Please see the attached statement from the Wisconsin Department of Administration announcing the closing of the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance program (WERA). Locally, between February 2021 and November 2022, Lakeshore CAP distributed $6.1M of rent, utility, internet and water assistance on behalf of 1,700 households comprised of 3,894 individuals.
Lakeshore CAP will continue to process WERA applications. Assistance will be based upon funding and staff capacity. Unfortunately, Lakeshore CAP cannot guarantee that all applicant households will be assisted.
Once the WERA funding has been exhausted, Lakeshore CAP will be implementing a robust Housing Stability Services program. This program does not provide financial assistance, but rather support and resource referral to those struggling with housing instability. More information will be available at a later date.
Volunteering Opportunity for the Semi-Annual
Point In Time Outreach Event!
A coalition of local agencies and volunteers will be conducting the Winter 2023 Point In Time Street Count in Manitowoc County over the night of January 25-26th, 2023. The focus of the count is to identify people who might be residing on the streets, in cars, on campgrounds, under bridges, or in similar places. Please let us know prior to the Count If you are aware of locations in the community where homeless people are sheltering. Services needed to help the homeless in our communities are a result of identifying these households. The information gathered is used at the state and federal levels to allocate resources for individuals and households requiring homelessness assistance. (See FAQ below.)
2 shifts are available between 11 PM-1 AM and 4 AM-6 AM on January 25-26th
Training will be provided before the count on Monday, January 3rd at 8:30-9:30 AM at United Way of Manitowoc County
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Right-click and fill out the information on the Google Form linked above. Thank you so much for helping with the Winter 2023 Point in Time Count!
Right-click for answers to FAQs
Donate Locally to Help the Homeless!
Lakeshore CAP’s Supportive Housing Program in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door & Kewaunee Counties has case managers who assist eligible homeless individuals and households — or those at risk of becoming homeless — maintain housing and work towards self-sufficiency. While we receive HUD grant monies, we also rely on private and fund-raiser donations to further our goals in the communities we serve. Please DONATE on this site to help Lakeshore CAP combat homelessness and give our fellow citizens a hand up. Thank you!
The Lakeshore CAP Community Needs Assessment is a brief survey that we use to determine what the community needs when planning our programming.
Please, take the time to complete the needs assessment survey! It helps us find the real needs in our area and direct our focus accordingly.
Participants have the option to enter a drawing for 1 of 4 $100 gift cards!