Frequently Asked Questions
Use our online form to have your name put on the e-mail or phone tree list.
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.
To cover postage and other expenses, we ask for a voluntary annual donation of $10 or more. Notice the word 'voluntary'—We welcome all members regardless of their ability to pay.
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.
One Hundred Good Women is a grassroots organization. Our principal method of communication and call to action is through a phone tree, or even more effective, an e-mail tree. When there's a need for us to respond to, we activate the trees and our members respond to requests. 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.
There are no restrictions on membership to One Hundred Good Women. All women and men are welcome to participate.
Women Speak is another type of service sponsored by One Hundred Good Women. Women Speak is a diverse avenue for providing information, ideas, and themes surrounding women through speakers, forums, seminars, etc. Events have included
- Presentations from author Harriet Lerner
- Hope and Healing, an event memorializing the 1st anniversary of September 11
- Performances of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, directed and produced by our members.
Visit the Women Speak page to find out more about the Women Speak Series.
- 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 WTCS, Florence Crittenton Services, etc.
We have a nine-member board of directors. When a situation arises where we could help, the board decides if it's appropriate.
Current board members are Mikell Adams, Kris Barlow, Marilou Cavin, Melissa Dimoush, Christine Drinkhouse, Mary Howe, Diane McMillan, Rita Stucky, and Jennie Washburn.