On hand for the donation to CLICK are, from left, Kim Pinkerton, CaroleAnn Fields, and Ingrid Richardson, all of 100 Women Who Care; Leah Sumner, the chair of 100 Women Who Care; Dianne McConnell, executive director of CLICK; Jimmy Bass, chairman of the board for CLICK; and CLICK board members Ruth Hallman and Larry Tucker.

From Staff Reports

Representatives of 100 Women Who Care Coweta County recently gathered to present their quarterly donation to CLICK (Certified Literate is Coweta’s Key).

The group was launched in 2016 by the Coweta Community Foundation’s 2015 Woman of the Year, Leah Sumner, who used her platform to launch the new Coweta-based grassroots organization that focuses on coordinating funding for charitable organizations and needs in Coweta County.

The group consists of 100 women who meet quarterly, each bringing $100 in quarterly contributions to benefit the community. Any member attending these quarterly meetings may nominate a charitable project. The need must be charitable in nature, immediate and based in Coweta County. The names of three potential projects are drawn at each meeting, with a short presentation given on each one. Members present at the meeting get to vote on which project receives the donation for that quarter.

“Individuals served by CLICK are fortunate to have the support of the 100 Women group,” said Dianne McConnell, executive director of CLICK. “This donation will have a huge impact on what CLICK is able to provide in the way of GED testing scholarships, classroom materials and instruction for the ESL classes, as well as volunteer training and recruitment.”

McConnell noted that several individuals in the 100 Women group are supportive of CLICK not only with their donation but also with their time. “When individuals in the community place an emphasis on the value of education, the impact ripples throughout the whole community,” she said.