Winning Presentation for October 17, 2017
Project LIFT’s Willow Project
Presented by: Claire Roubal
Project LIFT expanded and created a girls program “The Willow Project” in 2016. The girls version of Project LIFT launched with young ladies who had chosen unhealthy behaviors as a result of trauma they experienced therefore resulting in poor decision making and/or substance abuse. The program utilizes licensed psychotherapists and professional mentors to help the girls recognize and enhance their resiliency in the face of adversity. The Willow Project is dedicated to inspiring Willow Girls through trauma-informed treatment, personal wellness, life-skills, career training, and community service. They don’t just serve the problem, Project LIFT solves the problem.
Amount to be donated: $2,000
*Total amount raised reflects 100% participation. 20 members as of 10/17/2017
Winning Presentation for January 23, 2018
Gertrude Walden Child Care Center
Presented by: Nancy Perry
Our mission here at Gertrude Walden Child Care Center Inc. is to provide every child with a quality early childhood experience. Our staff strives to create a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment which fosters individual needs. We view education as a partnership between parents and teachers. We believe this is essential to develop a good rapport with each child and parent based on open communication and mutual respect. Our staff believes this is the foundation of a successful preschool experience. We believe in empowering children by offering them varied opportunities to make decisions and solve problems. It is our goal by offering an engaging curriculum that all children will possess confidence in their abilities, develop a positive outlook towards school and acquire a lifelong love of learning.
With the funds donated by 100 Women Who Care of the Treasure Coast, the center will be able to install a much needed roof over their science center to allow access to the children at all times regardless of the weather
Amount to be donated: $3,000
*Total amount raised reflects 100% participation plus 50% matching grant from Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Power of 100—Women Who Care matching gift program (A.K.A Best Buy Jensen Beach). 20 members as of 1/23/2018
Winning Presentation for April 24, 2018
Presented by: Julie Collins
Our Motto: Be the Light
Our Mission: Elev8Hope’s mission is to positively impact the community of Martin County through educating, training and inspiring our youth to become compassionate leaders by personally connecting with individuals and families struggling to meet the most basic requirements of daily living.
Our Vision: A Martin County where every citizen is aware, engaged, and determined to better the lives of others.
What we Do: Elev8Hope impacts the community of Martin County through our youth education and our community outreach to the homeless and those in need.
Don’t underestimate the power of our youth and the passion they possess for helping others! Our children are very aware of the issues facing our community and want to get involved in the solutions. Some of the biggest success stories where Elev8Hope was able to intervene were a result of our students voicing their concern over a problem or need they identified. The moral compass, compassion, and empathy of our students continues to amaze and Elev8Hope’s goal is to develop and equip our youth with the tools necessary to continue to lead and make positive change in Martin County.
Elev8Hope hope runs several educational classes for the students and youth of Martin County. The topics and subjects taught are as wide-ranging and diverse as the community itself. From classes on how to be a leader, to educating our students on our communities homelessness issues, to wrapping Christmas presents for underprivileged families, our programs are designed to inspire and encourage our youth to get involved and make an impact. Students are taught in a fun, safe atmosphere where emphasis is placed on community involvement and being selfless. Students understand our motto “Be the Light” means that by going forth and positively changing the community, your individual light shines as a beacon of hope and inspires others to do the same.
Community Outreach and Homelessness
Elev8Hope is a “boots on the ground” organization. Our flexibility and determination has allowed us to work with many organizations and tackle many issues that cannot be met by any other organization. Our President, our students, and our volunteers provide continuous outreach to our community to assist those struggling to meet basic living requirements as well as those with unique one-time needs. Elev8Hope has provided food, clothing, basic hygiene products, and furniture to countless Martin County Families and individuals. In addition, Elev8Hope has provided financial assistance to families transitioning from homelessness into permanent residences. Elev8hope has raised money for medical procedures, provided money for educational expenses, and raised money for funeral services for those who could not afford it. If there is a need to be met, Elev8hope has been there to meet it.
Amount to be donated: $3,750
*Total amount raised reflects 100% participation plus 50% matching grant from Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Power of 100—Women Who Care matching gift program (A.K.A Best Buy Jensen Beach). 25 members as of 4/24/2018
Winning Presentation for July 17th, 2018
The Inner Truth Project
Presented by: Kim Flanagan
The Inner Truth Project exists because there is no shame in living through any type of sexual abuse, violence or rape. We believe that speaking our truth in support of each other in a safe, caring and therapeutic environment can set us free. Focusing on the needs of survivors, The Inner Truth Project provides an environment where people can bravely share the truth about their experiences and receive the help they need to find strength, hope and health…one story at a time.
Mission, Purpose & Values
The Inner Truth Project offers outreach to the community and services to survivors of sexual violence, allowing them to bravely share the truth about their experiences in a safe environment in order to actualize emotional strength, hope, health and well being.
The Inner Truth Project is a not for profit organization committed to changing the conversation and eliminating the shame and secrecy of sexual abuse, violence or rape. We believe that speaking our truth in a safe, accepting and healing environment is the first step on our journey forward.
OUR CORE VALUES
Anonymity – We believe that people who have experienced sexual violence have the right to keep their information strictly confidential (except in cases of child abuse or neglect, or when clients are a danger to themselves or others).
Compassion – We believe people who experience sexual violence are not to blame. Perpetrators of sexual violence are to blame. We believe in listening.
Dignity – We believe in supporting and exploring options and alternatives that make sense to those that have experienced sexual violence so that they can live as survivors not victims. We believe in survivors.
Education – We believe that sexual violence is a widespread public health threat with historical and cultural origins, rather than the isolated problem of a small margin of people. Sexual violence is one aspect of gender-based oppression, and is inextricably linked to other forms of oppression.
Empowerment – We believe that most people, of all genders and backgrounds, see sexual violence as wrong. It is our goal to empower survivors to use their Inner voice and unite across boundaries to address this problem together. We reject thinking that says rape is a woman’s issue or that denigrates men as the enemy.
Integrative Healing – We believe in offering alternative approaches along with traditional methods to healing so that each survivor may have the opportunity to explore new and unconventional treatments and incorporate the mind, body, spirit connection in a safe and caring environment.
Integrity – We believe that all people deserve to experience healthy sexuality, personal safety and be treated with integrity regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual identity. Our programming stems from this belief, and seeks to promote open communication and informed choice with the most comfortable way to approach the healing journey.
Personal Responsibility – We believe healing is possible and each person at The Inner Truth Project is responsible for their own journey, intentions and energy.
Truth – We believe in the power of letting go of secrets, shame and sharing our Inner Truth. We believe in creating safe zones to always tell our truth without judgment, retaliation or punishment.
Amount to be donated: $3,750
*Total amount raised reflects 100% participation plus 50% matching grant from Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Power of 100—Women Who Care matching gift program (A.K.A Best Buy Jensen Beach). 25 members as of 7/17/2018