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WGC Emergency Response Network Request - $5,000 - We Did It!

The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County received a request from our partners at the Community Action Council (CAC) for $5,000 to help women and their families in need, and in less than 24 hours you all responded!  As you know, our Emergency Response Network is typically utilized for donations up to $1,000 to help an individual in need, however, during this unprecedented coronavirus public health crisis, we invited donors to give $5,000, which the WGC will now match dollar for dollar to assist in providing adequate amounts of food to support Head Start families in Howard County, served by the CAC.

We are now sending a $10,000 check to the CAC.

Thank you for pooling your dollars together to have a bigger impact together than any of us might otherwise have alone. That is the power of a giving circle. We have decided to continue to accept donations, beyond the $5,000, to give directly to the CAC. 

You Can Continue to Donate Here

In the meantime, we stand ready to continue to assist our nonprofit partners during this public health crisis through our powerful Emergency Response Network.

And, we are collaborating with the funding community in Howard County on a coronavirus response. The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women's Giving Circle of Howard County are working together to assess where assistance may be needed, provide funding, and accept donations to assist Howard County nonprofits on the front line of support, focusing on assisting with food security, housing, childcare and healthcare. 

We thank our funding partners, and County Executive Ball for their partnership and support.

"We're incredibly grateful to have a philanthropic community that is rising to this unfolding challenge with the spread of coronavirus," said County Executive Calvin Ball. "These funds are critical to ensuring that during this time of uncertainty there will be supports in place to cover basic expenses, groceries, and bills for those in need."

You Can Learn More About Our Funding Partnership Here

"The Women's Giving Circle, our donors, and the local funding community will continue to explore the path forward in providing relief to our neighbors and we look forward to the strength this partnership brings in supporting and enhancing these efforts," said Barb Van Winkle, chair of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County.

"We are all in this together."

Please contact WGC Executive Director Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz with any questions.
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