Helping others as 100 strong

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Amy Roloff answers a question during an interview at Thursday’s breakfast event.

My home address is in Portland. But my community is Beaverton, a suburb of Portland.

I recently joined a group through the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce called 100 Strong in Beaverton.

The group is still fairly new.

The idea of the group is women in business focus on giving back through charity donations and community involvement and while also creating a mentorship program within the group.

If 1oo women give $100 once a quarter then the group can raise $40,000 a year. Every quarter a different beneficiary receives the $10,000 raised.

This quarter the funds will go to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation Champions Too.

Champions Too is an outdoor field, which will be constructed for athletes (of all ages) with physical or development disabilities.

According to the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation website, the multipurpose athletic field complex will feature side-by-side synthetic turf fields with lights, an adjoining field made of natural grass, and an overlapping baseball diamond with 90-foot basepaths.

I love this idea, reaching out to a community that has a need. And the great thing is, everyone can use it.

I attended a fundraising breakfast on Thursday. Amy Roloff, from TLC’s Little People Big World, spoke at the event.

I have watched Little People Big World for years. And I was surprised when Amy told me the show was still on. For some reason I thought it had ended.

I liked her honesty. And really, the Amy you see on TV is the same one you meet in person. She is open, honest, frank and funny.

The Amy Roloff Charity Foundation helps non-profit organizations raise funds for children and youth who face social, emotional, mental and physical challenges.

She was the perfect speaker for Thursday morning’s event.

I’m really excited to be part of an awesome organization and community working to help others. I also hope to benefit from the mentorship part of it as well as I continue on my quest as a yoga teacher and cycling instructor and continue to grow and expand in that roll.

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