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.
At the time of this writing, the second half of 2017 (June 1 through December 1st) GBW received 21 requests for financial assistance, slightly down from 30 requests during the same six month period in 2016. Of the requests, 3 were out of our service area, and GBW voted to fund 94% or 17 of the 18 remaining requests that fell within in our service area, for a total amount of $5,262.15 distributed. Eighty-one percent (81%) of these grants supported people in need of housing and medical assistance.
During the same time period, GBW raised $8,151.00. Of that amount, $5,401 was raised through our two fundraising events at the Bedford Village Inn Bonfire, the Ackerson house party and general contributions. The Board donated an additional $1,250, and our corporate sponsors contributed $1,500. With the winter season upon us, and as temperatures drop, we fully expect requests to increase. Your continued financial support helps GBW meet the ever-present needs of our community.
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."
Child Health Services
TO MAKE A DONATION:
BY CHECK: Please mail a check to: GBW, 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.