Greater Bedford Womenade

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OUR MISSION:   Greater Bedford Womenade (GBW) is a local non-profit charity that strives to provide immediate, short-term financial assistance to members of the local community in crisis, recognizing other means of support may not be readily available.  Further, we strive to periodically support existing or new programs that benefit at-risk populations in our service area that aim to avert crisis.


GBW serves men, women and children in the New Hampshire communities of Bedford, Goffstown SAU, and West Manchester).

What We've Been Doing

By the Numbers:

The first half of 2017 was quite busy with requests!  We had 34 requests for financial assistance between January and June, up from 15 requests in 2016 during the same six month period!  GBW voted to fund 29, or 85%, of the requests for a total amount of $9277.94 distributed.   Fifty-three percent (53%) of these grants supported people in need of housing and medical assistance.  During this same period of time, GBW raised $7447.56.  It's clear to see that our validators are turning to GBW at a greater rate than ever, and we are happy to be able to meet their need.  These numbers also magnify the significance of your contributions: the need is everpresent, and our ability to meet it relies on fundraising support.
You and GBW: Doing Good Together! 

Looking to help GBW but not quite ready for a Board commitment?  Then occasion fundraising may be what you are looking for!  GBW gets requests for all amounts of support:  some requests are for a $30 bus pass so a person can get to and from medical appointments, while others' needs reach our $500.00 limit.  No amount of money raised is too small, and your support of GBW can help so many!

Please consider hosting a gathering of friends to benefit GBW--keep it intimate or go big! Excuses for gatherings are limitless:  a BBQ, a swimming party, a neighborhood block party, a girls' night in, a binge-watching fest, a special birthday celebration, a wine sampling, a game night, a sports playoff game, or a good old-fashioned pot lock or dinner party.  In addition to having a fabulously fun gathering, you can also make a huge difference in the lives of others.  GBW is always here to help you plan your gathering.  We'd be delighted to hear from you!

Making a Difference:


"I wish you could have seen the patient’s face when (I told her GBW could help)!  Thank you so much for all you do! It makes such a difference!!"

Allyson Foor, Patient Navigator,

New England Division, American Cancer Society


"Thank you so much for your quick response and for approving this request. The family will be extremely happy to know that their daughter’s therapy will not be interrupted. We are so grateful that your organization works so diligently to raise funds for families who have exhausted any resources they may have so as to provide the best possible futures for their children.  We are so appreciative that you are mindful of the needs of the families in our community. Your work and efforts improve our community as a whole, one family at a time."

Tracy Gassek

Child Health Services


TO MAKE A DONATION:  

BY CHECK: Please mail a check toGBW, PO Box 10522, Bedford, NH  03110-0522.  Please provide your email address. 


BY CREDIT CARD: Please click the "donate" tab below.


Gifts made "in honor of" or "in memory of": Simply make your donation and email us the name, address, and designation for your donation; we'll happily send an acknowledgement!


100% of your donations go directly to those in need.  All operating costs are covered by the Board of Directors. 


Greater Bedford Womenade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible.