On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope received a generous donation in the amount of $10,050 from the Geneva 100 Women Who Care.  100 Women Who Care is a rather new organization founded in March of 2015 by Teresa Keenan, Terry Ayres, and Martha Brown.  The Mission of the organization is to help the community by finding at least 100 women who are willing to donate $100 to a local charity, four times per year.  The group meets once per quarter and within an hour’s time $10,000 is awarded to a local charity.  As they like to tout, where else can you raise $10,000 tax deductable dollars without buying a raffle ticket, dressing for the occasion, or spending hours on a committee?

At each meeting, three members are chosen randomly to present their choice of a local non-profit organization they wish to nominate for consideration.  The three members are given 5 minutes to promote their charity to the group.  The three members then field questions from the group.  After the presentations, the group votes by ballot and the ballots are tallied.  The organization with the most votes wins the proceeds from the evening.

On October 25th board member, Mary Jane Johnson, presented for the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope. When the votes were tallied, she was thrilled to hear the AAFH organization announced as the winner of the evening! 

Mary Jane & Yoli met Teresa Keenan and Donna Bode on Thursday, November 10th to receive the members’ checks.  We expressed our deep appreciation to the Geneva 100 Women Who Care for choosing the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope.  These funds will allow us to spread more of Alyssa’s love of music and art with more teens and young adults going through their medical treatment and bring them a bit of joy and hope during this holiday season!

You can share in our endeavor this holiday season by going on to smiles.amazon.com and selecting Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope as the charity of your choice.  A portion of each purchase you make on Amazon will go towards AAFH for us to bring more joy and hope to other teens and young adult patients.