Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS CONSIDERED AN APPROPRIATE PROJECT?
We try to respond quickly to immediate needs in the community. Our projects are non-profit, non-political, and short-term. They tend to benefit individuals or small groups. We also try not to overlap with existing social service institutions. Our mission is to respond to situations that may otherwise "fall through the cracks."
What kind of services does One Hundred Good Women provide?
- Household goods donated by our members
- Other services donated by our members depending on need
- Emergency help with food and gas in the form of gift cards
We do NOT provide money, payment of rent or utility bills, housing, or jobs.
Some examples of past projects include:
- Installing baseboards for a woman so she could qualify as a foster parent
- Providing child care and transportation for a woman whose husband was in the hospital in Kansas City
- Participating in 2 women’s build projects for Habitat for Humanity
- Providing clothing and other items for various organizations such as Willow Domestic Violence Center, Centro Hispano, Family Promise, etc.
How much commitment is required to join?
As little or as much as you can do. We recognize that all of us are busy. If you receive a phone call or e-mail asking you to volunteer or donate, and you can't do it, that's fine. This is volunteerism without guilt that embraces right action and accountability. This also means that you'll honor any commitments you make to volunteer your time, action or goods and services.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
How often does 100 Good Women meet?
We have an annual Clothing Exchange and an annual Book Exchange. We also infrequently have gatherings which may include a potluck or chocolate and a short meeting. Check the Events page or Facebook for dates.
If you meet so infrequently, how do you get anything done?
100 Good Women is a grassroots organization. Our principal methods of communication and calls to action are through our email list and Facebook page. When there's a need for us to respond to, we request help from our members. Requests can be for things like twin bed sheets for the Lawrence Community Shelter, or gas cards for people needing transportation to and from work or doctor's appointments, or furniture for recently homeless families, and so on.
IS IT ONLY FOR WOMEN?
There are no restrictions on membership to 100 Good Women. All women and men are welcome to participate.
WHO RUNS ONE HUNDRED GOOD WOMEN?
The board of directors keeps us on track in accordance with our mission. When a situation arises where we could help, the board decides if it's appropriate. They manage the annual events (book, clothing, and accessory exchanges, annual meeting), Community Basics Collections, and other events or situations as they arise.
Board members are: