November 8, 2019 - The 50 Women of Impact voted to donate money from the last quarter of 2019 to Community Christian Services.
Alease Copelin, a 50 Women of Impact representative, carried the check for $8,100 up to the stage and announced the winner. Copelin advised the check amount won't be the final amount as more money is being collected.
Last quarter the donation for the Timpson Food for Thought Pantry grew from $8,700 after the meeting to $10,100 once members had all turned in their $100.
Presenting and accepting on behalf of Community Christian Services was Bro. Jody Hooper. The funds will be used to perform the main focus of CCS – to feed people. The organization is volunteer based with no paid employees and about two dozen volunteers work together to acquire food from multiple sources and locations to provide a grocery store type experience for individuals in Shelby County who struggle with hunger. CCS strives to provide an atmosphere of dignity and grace where people feel cared for as they are helped to feed their family. Additional funding will enable CCS to acquire a larger variety and quantity of food for its clients.
The 50 Women of Impact group organized and held their first meeting in November of 2017 with the hopes of getting 50 women to give $100 each quarter for a combined contribution to an elected organization. The first meeting surpassed the 50 women with 94 inaugural members. The group has continued to grow and meet once a quarter to donate funds. Past recipients are the Shelby County Welfare Board; AgriLife Extension, Shelby Family Consumer Science program; Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library; Boo's Battle Cancer Fund; Shelby County Outreach Ministries; Jon, Macy and Misty Bush Foundation; HOPE Community Medical to establish a Fund to Help with Medical Needs for Working People; and Timpson Food for Thought Pantry.
Including the $8,100 from this meeting, the total money donated by the 50 Women of Impact is $86,500 with more coming in!