‘100 Women Strong’ raises thousands for local charities


100 Women Strong raised $10,250 for four local charities during its annual luncheon on Sunday, May 7.

Canyon Lakers Liz Murphy, Debra Kipp and Becky Ness, founded 100 Women Strong in 2014. The idea is simple: 100 women would donate $100 each to local charities.

Each year the organizers invite 100 women to come together for a luncheon to hear presentations from four local organizations that directly impact the local community.

At the end of the presentations, attendees 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 woman on how they would like to donate their $100,” said Liz.

This year, the four organizations that benefited from the 100 Woman Strong fundraiser are Elsinore Valley Pregnancy Resource Center, an organization that affirms the lives of women and their babies through compassionate support, practical help and hope for the future, Helping Hands Group, an organization that brings people who care together with people in need, God’s Grace Outreach, a prison ministry and the Love Song Foundation, an organization that takes people through the end of life’s journey with photos and videos.

For more information about 100 Women Strong or to be placed on the invitation list for next year’s luncheon, contact Liz Murphy at enmurph@aol.com.