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Because SNAP and WIC aren't always enough

100+ Women Who Care help fill the gap by donating to Joliet-area organizations

Members of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County, a philanthropic group who contribute to to Will County charities, donated $3,900 to Women United community baby shower.
Members of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County, a philanthropic group who contribute to to Will County charities, donated $3,900 to Women United community baby shower.

On Jan. 2, members of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County, a philanthropic group who contribute to Will County charities, donated $3,900 to to the Women United community baby shower.

United Way of Will County’s vice president of operations and director of development, Sarah Oprzedek, and corporate engagement specialist, Kesha Ainsworth were presented the checks by members of 100+ WWC of Will County.

Women United is a division of United Way of Will County and Community Baby Shower is a program they offer.

The community baby shower works to fulfill baby wellness item gap between SNAP (monthly supplement for buying groceries) and WIC, a subsidized food assistance program that helps at-risk and poverty-stricken families eat and stay healthy.

WIC does not cover baby wellness items such as diapers, wipes, baby wash, diaper cream, and bottles.

Choosing between diapering your baby and putting food on the table is a choice no parent wants to make, but 1-in-3 do, according to a news release from 100+ Women Who Care of Will County.

“In the spirit of the new year and new beginnings, we are beyond thrilled to receive the donation from the 100+ Women Who Care Will County," Oprzedek said in the news release. "The donation allows us to continue filling the diaper gap and creating a healthy start in life for our county’s newest bundles of joy."

In addition, on May 14, members of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County donated $3,800 to Trinity Services, Inc.

Sherry Ladislas, director of development, and Trinity staff members were presented the checks by members of 100+ WWC of Will County. 

Trinity Services, Inc., founded in 1950, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides the highest quality person-directed services and supports to people with disabilities and mental illness. We are guided by a philosophy of servant leadership—a commitment to placing the needs of others before one's own.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of 100+ Women Who Care of Will County,” Ladislas said in a news release from 100+ Women Who Care of Will County.

“This money is going to help women and children who receive support from our Homeless Support Team. It will help purchase things they need when they first move into a home, like clothes, school supplies, diapers and bedding.”

Visit 100wwwc-will.org.

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