Triangle charity that 'gives a hoot' donates $12,000 to charity
Posted April 7
Raleigh, N.C. — A new approach to helping people ended in a big way last month as 100 women from the Triangle donated more than $12,000 to a charity that helps young people who are aging out of foster care.
The women then voted anonymously to choose one, and they all wrote $100 checks on the spot.
"We are still pinching ourselves," Stacy Bluth, the executive director of the Hope Center at Pullen, said. "What an honor to be selected as the recipient of the very first grant by 100 Women Who Give a Hoot. The energy and passion of these ladies inspires us, and their gift will go a long way toward helping you people aging out of foster care."
Carolyn Walters, a co-founder of 100 Women Who Give a Hoot, said the "simple idea that each of us commits just one hour and $100 to giving back to our community is inspiring in itself.
"To then multiply that by 100-plus women, to see it turn into $12,000 on the spot is astounding," Walters said. "We know that 100 percent of our funds go to the Hope Center."
The group meets again in June, when three different charities will have another opportunity to receive a grant.