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Spring 2016
Supporter Newsletter
gbwomenade@gmail.com | greaterbedfordwomenade.org


 
Message from the Board
     We are grateful for the support so many members of the community show GBW.  This support enables GBW to continue to serve members of the community in crisis, and we are so appreciative!  For example, Andrea Connolly of Bedford Dental Care offered a special promotion during the December holidays that raised nearly $600 to support neighbors in crisis.  Rosa Paolini of XO on Elm donated her venue and fabulous food which enabled supporter Cheryl Boyarsky to create an amazing fundraising evening of women celebrating health and beauty.  The efforts of our supporters, combined with our own hosted events, sustain GBW in meeting the needs of folks in our community.  
     We are happy to announce that all fund-raising efforts, combined with our awareness of increased need in Manchester, facilitated a GBW Board decision to expand our service area to include people living in any Manchester, NH, zip code. Our several validators will now be able to submit applications for assistance for many more of their clients experiencing crisis, enabling GBW to have both increased reach and impact to more of our neighbors in the greater Bedford community.  We are gratified to have the potential to positively impact the community in this way, and for this we thank you!
     Our newsletter is chock full of upcoming events and news of distributions.  On behalf of our wonderful Board, I hope you enjoy it!
                                   Debby Fedder, President
Join us for a creative and fun-filled fundraising evening at the Canvas Road Show in Bedford, NH!
Thursday, April 14th, from 6:30-9:00 pm
Click here for information about the evening and to reserve your seat today, as space is limited! 
It's time to put on those running (or walking) shoes and join the GBW team in supporting the Bedford Rotary Memorial Road Race!  
Be a part of this fantastic morning in Bedford!  Register through the Rotary and then go to the GBW website to get your special team shirt, restaurant coupon, and more!
GBW Teams Up to Support our Neighbors in Need:
Amber's Place, located at Hope for NH Recovery in Manchester, is a recovery respite, a safe, warm, welcoming place for anyone waiting for their recovery path to be revealed.  Desiring to join the efforts to help those afflicted by the opioid crisis, GBW has given $500 towards the purchase of six bed cots to meet the needs of individuals seeking support there.
GBW has donated $500 to The Way Home, a NH non-profit dedicated to helping low-income households obtain and sustain safe, affordable housing.  TWH volunteer Kim Robinson will use this funding to purchase personal hygiene supplies and work with Bedford's Girls on the Run athletes to create welcome packages for those seeking care through TWH.
The new Bedford Food Pantry at Bedford Presbyterian Church is now open, and GBW was delighted to buy $200 in food supplies to help stock the pantry and support Bedford residents who face hunger or food insecurity.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!   Want to get involved in helping your community while having fun at the same time?  Why not host a game night, dinner club, book club, hostess party, wine tasting and make GBW the beneficiary? Have a different idea?  Go for it!  GBW brightens the lives of others because of supporters like you!  Email us if you need some support!
GET CONNECTED!  Please 'like' us on Facebook to get updates and information about GBW and your community!
Also, please forward this newsletter to anyone you think would like to learn more about GBW and encourage them to join our mailing list!
GBW thanks and appreciates its annual sponsors...
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