Women Who Care reach quarter million dollar mark.

September 21, 2017

Women Who Care reach quarter million dollar mark.


The Women Who Care of Oceana County (WWC) recently chose to each make $100 contributions to Mrs. Mullen’s Closet, and their collective gifts boost the group’s total giving to Oceana nonprofits since June, 2012, to $250,000.

“Strength in numbers, it’s that simple!” said Deana Fox of Stony Lake, a founding member.

Mrs. Mullen’s Closet is the nonprofit formed in memory of the late Dyanne Mullen, who was principal of Spitler Elementary School in Hart when she died a few years ago. She was known for collecting and buying any spare clothing she could find to benefit students who didn’t have adequate warm and dry clothing of their own. She would stash these items in her office closet, hence the name and purpose of the charitable fund formed by her many friends. It today quietly benefits many students in Oceana.

The recipe for such focused, impactful, personal philanthropy is simple. WWC members meet for an hour, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December at a different Oceana County location. Many drop into a basket the name of a nonprofit that benefits Oceana residents. Three causes are chosen at random, and the work of each is then described to attendees, who then vote for their preference.

The nonprofit getting the most votes receives a $100 contribution from each member, even those who could not attend the meeting. Members agree to do this four times a year. Socializing follows each meeting for those who can stay. The group welcomes other area women who want to be a part of this unique, joint way of magnifying their individual contributions to Oceana nonprofits serving our community.

The next meeting is Dec. 5 at an Oceana location to be determined. For more information, call Amy LaBarge at 313-268-2086, or check out facebook.com/womenwhocareofoceanacounty.

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