What happens when one hundred caring women each donate $100 to the same nonprofit? Their combined contribution makes a profound impact on their local community! Every year the members of 100 Women Who Care South Tampa choose four local nonprofits to support, and we are honored to be one of them. Nominated by 100 Women Who Care member Karla Dorsey, Seniors in Service received support for our Classroom Grandparent program, which places tutors and mentors in high-need Tampa classrooms to help young children learn to love reading.
After CURA Freight generously contributed an additional $5,000, the donation from 100 Women Who Care South Tampa totaled $11,600, the highest contribution since their organization started! Suncoast Credit Union then matched both donations as part of our 2022 Match Campaign for a total of $33,600!
Reading on grade level by 3rd grade is an important predictor of high school graduation, yet only 50% of Hillsborough County 3rd graders are achieving that benchmark. The contributions from 100 Women Who Care, CURA Freight, and Suncoast Credit Union will help recruit, train, and place six Classroom Grandparents into Kindergarten thru 3rd -grade classrooms with one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to help struggling students for the entire school year.