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65 Years of Care

Since 1958 Caring Women’s Connection Has Invested in Lake County By Helping Others.

Article by Chris Geimer and Danielle Boreczky

Photography by Provided

Originally published in SW Lake Lifestyle

Life in the 1950s was a lot different when a collection of Hawthorn Woods’ women came together to form a social group.

What started purely as a social endeavor over time morphed into something else as the members realized they had a shared passion for helping others. Through simple acts of kindness, strong bonds were formed among the members.

Last year the group — Caring Women’s Connection (CWC) — began celebrating its 65th anniversary. It operates as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, building new connections by raising money through events and donations. Funds are invested back into the community to support other charities and non-profits specifically focused on service to women and children in Lake County.

In 2023, some of the funds CWC donated:

  • Sent kids with disabilities to summer camp
  • Helped victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • Gave holiday gifts to kids and families in temporary shelters
  • Provided back-to-school shoes for children, coats and boots for cold weather, and clothing & hygiene products for families in need
  • Funded advocates for children in the court system

The most fulfilling part of what we do is seeing how we make an impact on someone’s life.  We receive many cards and letters (and sometimes photos) from those who we have helped. That makes every minute we spend working on Caring Women’s Connection worth it.

We invite you to join us and help make a difference.

Chris Geimer and Danielle Boreczky are co-presidents of Caring Women’s Connection, and they invite local women to join them April 14 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club for a “Blooming Together Spring Luncheon” (12 p.m.). There will be a raffle, a meet and greet with grant recipients and an “edutainment” presentation. Learn more by visiting

“The members of CWC share a common belief that we can make a difference in our community, and we work together to do so. Please join us.”

  • 2024 CWC co-presidents Danielle Boreczky and Chris Geimer.
  • 1980 Easter Egg Hunt.
  • CWC members Deb Ackerson, Laurie Wilhoit, Bonnie Conte (Avalon Salon & VIBE) and Annamarie Mattey.