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Local Women’s Group Donates Thousands to Marine Nonprofit

December 2, 2018, 4:00 PM HST
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100+ Women Who Care Maui selects Maui Nui Marine Resource Council as its fundraising recipient. Courtesy photo.

100+ Women Who Care Maui members have donated $15,200 to Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC), a community-based nonprofit organization.  The women’s group gathered donations at its last meeting on Sept. 20 at The Mill House.

“The funds raised will be used to fund our Hui O Ka Wai Ola ocean water quality testing program, which expanded dramatically in 2018 and is now testing water quality at 39 locations in south and west Maui,” says Michelle Griffoul, MNMRC Board Member.

Since 100+ Women Who Care Maui started in December 2014, the group has grown from 25 members to 300 members, and these women have already given back $155,000 to the Maui community in this short period.

More members are always welcome.  The next meeting will be held on Dec. 5, 2018 from 6 to 7pm at Gannon’s in Wailea. Please come early (5-5:45pm) to register for the meeting. If you wish to stay for the dinner & social after the meeting, please call Gannon’s directly to RSVP at (808) 875-8080 and ask for Erin.  Deadline to purchase dinner tickets is Sunday, Dec. 2.

To learn more about 100+ Women Who Care Maui or to become a member, please visit the group’s website, where you can also join the mailing list to be informed about upcoming meetings. Also, you can chime in and follow discussions on their Facebook page, or contact them via email.

100+ Women Who Care Maui. Courtesy photo.

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History was made when Karen Dunigan held the first 100 Women Who Care meeting in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan. The group raised $12,800 in less than one hour for Center for Family Health’s need to supply cribs for new mothers. Currently there are more than 550 actively operating chapters located throughout the world with several more under development.

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On Maui there is also a 100 Men Who Care Maui organization, along with a 100 Kids Who Care Maui group, to help our keiki learn the importance of giving back.

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