Sometimes a little really can go a long way. Since the season of giving is upon us, I wanted to share with you a story about a group of eastside women that team up to make a big impact.
In 2007 Kirkland resident, Rose Klein, started a group of 12 big-hearted ladies that get together once a month. At each meeting, a member presents a couple of charities that may be local, national or international, but always represent women/children's issues. After a majority vote, each member writes a $20 check to the charity (whether you attend the meeting or not). The Giving Chicks have grown to 60 members and average $1000/mo in giving. They have donated almost $30,000 over the past few years. Now that's a lot of $20 bills!
Some of the organizations they have supported include: NW Children's Fund, Olive Crest, Pediatric Intensive Interim Care, Women for Women, Mama's Hands and Hopelink just to name a few. The Giving Chicks welcome new members. This could be a great fit for you if your time and resources are limited, but you still have a passion for helping others in a big way. Their next meeting is on December 8th and you can email Rose to get an invite and directions. ~j