On March 6, 2018 100 Women Who Care of Greater Snoqualmie Valley selected Encompass to receive their donations – totaling close to $13,000 – for this quarter.
Encompass Grants Manager Laurie Gutenberg, Development Director Lisa Yamasaki, and Board Member Erika Ribary accepted the check from 100 Women Who Care at their March 6th meeting.
The finalists who presented at the March 6th meeting were Encompass; Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that uses running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident; and North Bend Education and Cultural Association (NBECA), a group that supports community events that promote local business, provide educational scholarships, and bring people together in service and celebration. Encompass Board Member Erika Ribary spoke on behalf of the organization, describing how the funding would be used to benefit Encompass families in the Snoqualmie Valley community.
The donations from 100 Women Who Care will support the Encompass Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a free early literacy and parent coaching program for income-qualifying families with children ages 2-4. Families in PCHP receive weekly home visits from Encompass staff, who bring free books and toys and demonstrate ways that parents can use these tools to foster learning and school readiness. PCHP has been proven to have a lasting impact on children’s academic success into high school.
“We are so grateful to the more than 100 women who contributed funds toward our Parent-Child Home Program,” said Encompass Executive Director, Nela Cumming. “This donation will go a long way in meeting this program’s funding needs for the year. 100 Women Who Care are making a noticeable impact on their community.”
The next meeting of 100 Women Who Care will be on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6 – 8PM pm at Sigillo Cellars.
100+ Women Who Care is a group of women who care deeply about the Greater Snoqualmie Valley community. The group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, and each member writes a $100 check to a charity that the group selects. This combined donation of $10,000 makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. Currently, we are 168 members strong