100 Women group gives to Downtown Camas Association

Members of 100 Women Who Care Clark County recently presented $3,600 to the Downtown Camas Association (DCA).

The local giving circle selected the DCA as a grant recipient at the 100 Women’s first meeting of 2021, held online Jan. 13, and presented the money to the DCA on March 15. Carrie Schulstad, executive director of the DCA nominated the organization at the January meeting.

The mission of the association is to develop and promote downtown Camas by creating a vibrant social, cultural and economic center of the community, while emphasizing preservation of the city’s historic features.

“When the town center has a healthy heart, it changes the heart of the whole community,” Schulstad said.

Other nominees presented at the January meeting included Friends of Hospice (of) Southwest Washington and Clark County Special Olympics.

Founded in 2018, the 100 Women Who Care Clark County is a giving circle that meets quarterly and has donated more than $100,000 to local nonprofits since inception. Members who attend are eligible to nominate local nonprofits to be considered for the quarterly donation. Members commit to a $100 donation to the charity voted upon by the members at each meeting.

Recent meetings have been held via Zoom, during which members have enjoyed dinner and drinks specials offered by Salud! and Grains of Wrath, two downtown Camas restaurants.

The organization plans to continue hosting its quarterly meetings via Zoom until in-person meetings may resume. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 3.