Copyright D.R. Rice Broadcasting
The We Care effort begin in Scott Country in I105.3 Radio (then known as Radio 101-WMPI) in 1990 with an 11 hour auction that raised just over $14,000.
Over the years, Scott Country citizens have listened to the We Care Auction grow and change. The auction has always been a vehicle to one destination…to provide warm winter clothing for the underprivileged school children of Scott County Indiana. We Care is staffed with hundreds of volunteers who work each year, year round to organize money raising events, fund raisers, and collect items to auction during the now 30 hour auction held the first full weekend each December. All money raised is spent only on clothing for Scott Country school children. There are no administrative fees, because there are no paid employees. The eligible school children are chosen during the school year by teachers, principals and other school district officials who compile a list and submit it to We Care. All school districts and other children’s programs list’s are compiled and all the money raised is distributed accordingly. After the yearly auction, and the wrap up auction, checks are dispensed to the proper personnel who in turn purchase what is needed to suit each
individual child. Coats, shoes, sweaters, socks, whatever they need is what the volunteers shop for.
Children is what We Care is about and We Care has raised over 1.4 million dollars during it’s 23 year history to buy warm winter clothes for the school children of Scott County.
WMPI We Care, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 - (c)3 charitable organization and, therefore, all donations are considered tax deductible to the extent allowed by law (please consult your tax advisor for your unique situation). A copy of our determination letter is available upon request.
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