We accept requests for assistance from community validators – for example, social services, clergy, a guidance counselor, or a school nurse. Validators provide pertinent information to determine whether Womenaid is the appropriate source of assistance. We then vote as a Board on that request and can fund up to $800: this model allows us to help where a little bit of money will make a significant impact. We raise funds in large part with pop-up fundraisers and gatherings initiated by individuals and/or the Board.
We prioritize our assistance to people and families in Portsmouth, New Castle, Newington, Rye, Greenland, NH, and Kittery, ME. We consider out of area requests on a case by case basis and often work with our sister organizations. Click here for links to other area Womenaid groups.