100+ Women Who Care Emerald Coast Donates $12K+ to Starfish Project of NWFL

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Staff reports

100+ Women Who Care Emerald Coast recently voted to support The Starfish Project of NWFL with donations which will total more than $12,000.

“Our donation of $8,200 will make a immediate, direct, and positive impact on (The Starfish Project),” said Kelley Fuller, founder of the local chapter of 100+ Women Who Care.

Fuller said that Women Who Care Emerald Coast during 2017 entered a partnership with the Richard Schulze Family Foundation, which matches donations with an additional 50% to the selected organization, which will bring the total contribution to The Starfish Project of NWFL to $12,300.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the second quarter recipient of their donation. This donation allows us to open up our application process for families to receive funding for therapy services and/or adaptive equipment,” stated Brandi Hook, co-founder of The Starfish Project of NWFL, which is dedicated to providing funding for expanded services, including occupational, behavior, physical, and speech therapies, as well as audiology related services, adaptive equipment, and resources for local children.

According to Fuller, with over 100 current members, 100+ Women Who Care Emerald Coast meets once quarterly for one hour and gives all donated monies to local non profits in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa or Walton counties.

“Our members come from all walks of life and varying financial backgrounds with a simple desire to learn about and give back to local non profit organizations in our communities,” said Fuller.

Fuller said the local 100+ Women Who Care chapter is in its fifth year of giving and has provided more than $88,000 to non-profit organizations, including: ADSO, the ARC of the Emerald Coast, Animal Protection League, Navarre Blackhawk Memorial, Navarre Beach Science Station, Children’s Volunteer Health Network’s Just for Grins Mobile Dental Clinic, Thursday Respite Program, Refuge for Women Emerald Coast, Opportunity Place, Air Force Enlisted Village, Santa Rosa Kid’s House, The Weekend Food Program of Navarre, Youth Village, Inc., the Miracle League of Santa Rosa County, Food for Vets and Healing Paws for Warriors.