‘100 Women Strong’ fundraiser set for May 7

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The “100 Women Strong” luncheon is held at Debra Kipp’s lakefront home. Photo provided by Liz Murphy.

In 2014, three Canyon Lake residents founded “100 Women Strong’ with a goal of getting 100 women together to donate $100 each to local charities in need. Founders Liz Murphy, Becky Ness and Debra Kipp invite women in the community to attend the fourth annual “100 Women Strong” Luncheon on Sunday, May 7, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The luncheon fundraiser is a catered event held at Debra’s lakefront home. Lunch tickets are $22 and can be purchased at 100womenstrong.myevent.com.

Women attending the luncheon will hear presentations from four local organizations that directly impact the local community. At the end of the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to talk with the presenters and learn more about each organization before making a choice of which charity they want to donate their $100 to.

The $100 donation may be given to one organization or be split among two, three or all four of the organizations. “Some women choose to give $25 to each of the four charities, others give their $100 to one charity. Donations are made directly to the presenting organizations and it’s up to each women on how they would like to donate their $100,” said Liz.

The organizations are nominated by members of the group in March. A committee selects four from the list of nominations. The selected organizations are announced at the luncheon.

“100 Women Strong” has raised more than $30,000 over the past three years. The Lions Club Bike Project, Calvary Canyon Hills Food Pantry, The Center 4 Life Change, Canyon Lake Bosom Buddies, Menifee Animal Shelter, Restorative Tattoo and Hope Learning Academy are some of the local organizations that have benefited from the “100 Women Strong” fundraisers.

Liz, Becky and Debra are also involved with Sole Hope, an organization that uses old jeans and old tires to make shoes for children in Uganda. Women attending the “100 Women Strong” luncheon are asked to bring any unwanted jeans they may have.

For more information about this event, contact Liz Murphy at enmurph@aol.com.

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