Welcome W.I.N. to the chamber!

Every month we will highlight new chamber members on our blog.

We’re starting this series with our newest member, the Lake George Region Women for Women in Need Inc.

New Member: Lake George Region WIN (Women in Need) Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation

Joined: January 2017

Contact: President Nancy Nichols, 518-668-2665

What they do: Lake George Region for WIN, Inc was “formed for the charitable purpose of aiding women and families living in Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex Counties who are in need of food, clothing, medical services, home fuel, transportation costs and shelter by providing financial help or guidance in obtaining much needed items for subsistence,” according to their website.

The group helps cases that are recommended from individuals, churches, schools, agencies and direct applications for assistance on their website.

“The cases are brought to committee for individual discussion and review.  Recommendations are made by the committee to the board of directors for approval such as area of need, the critical nature of the situation, and the amount of money or aid needed to provide immediate relief.  Generally, funds or aid provided range from $300 to $500, depending upon the number of children involved, the nature of the need, the severity of the situation and consideration as to whether further assistance will be required in the near future,” according to their website.

The volunteer group doe snot have a budget and receives no funding from any government agency. To help women in need, it relies on fundraising efforts and private donations.

The group also supports non-profit agencies working for the benefit of women, families and children.

Below are some samples of WIN fundraisers:

  • Annual Holiday Auction
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Silpada Jewelry Fund Raiser
  • Ursula of Switzerland Fund Raiser
  • Boxwood Tree Fund Raiser
  • Year-Round Jewelry Sales
  • Lake George Baking Company Fund Raiser

To learn more or get involved, visit their website or Facebook page.

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