The Brightside: 100+ Women Who Care


BERLIN, Md. – It’s a club where women come together and give back to their community.

Janelle Mulholland, the founder of the local chapter says, “We want to make a direct impact in the community we live in and we just want to be aware of what’s going on around us.”

It’s called 100+ Women Who Care. It’s a local chapter filled with women who just want to make a positive impact in their community.

Mulholland explains, “We meet three times a year for an hour and we donate $100 each time, so depending on how many women we have come to the meeting that’s how much money we raise.”

Janelle Mulholland started this group filled with uplifting women here on the shore back in 2016. What started out as just a couple of women hoping to give a little back to their local community has grown into women giving over $20,000 to places that are doing good in the area.

Mulholland  says, “to date we are at $23,300 and we have given to Stephen Decatur High School. The band boosters for new band uniforms, we’ve given to the Cricket Center, which is a child abuse advocacy center and Hope4Recovery, the Atlantic General Hospital community garden.”

They’re giving to local non-profits that highlight major needs here on the shore, like Hope4Recovery which is providing a safe haven for those overcoming addiction

Mike Hooper of Hope4Recovery says, “With this structure setting people can get their feet on the ground, find employment 2:58 and start to get their life redirected.”

And with the generous giving of these women, Hope4Recovery can continue to provide this much needed shelter and support in Worcester County and educate the public in the process.

Hooper adds, “It helps get us through rough spots and having more acceptance from the community is a very important thing.”

It’s money that’s from the shore for the shore. A group of women empowering each other to be the change they want to see in their community.

Michelle McGowan of 100+ Women Who Care on the Shore explains, “I really enjoy how this group highlights the women’s power of giving 19:47 together we can really make a direct impact on our community and in just one hour and have some fun raising some money for the local non profits.”

Non-profits they didn’t know were even here.

“I’ve learned that people in this area are so giving, I mean just to open up there hearts and just give so much.”

McGowan adds, “It makes me feel like I’m making such a difference.”

They’re hoping to grow their membership and expand into Somerset and Wicomico counties. It doesn’t cost a dime to join, so if you’re interested, you can visit their Facebook page, 100+ Women Who Care On the Shore, for more information.

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