Greater Bedford Womanade Kentucky Derby Fundraiser: Empowering Women and Strengthening Community

The Greater Bedford Womenade Kentucky Derby Fundraiser was more than just a community event—it was a celebration of unity, support, and empowerment. This annual fundraiser brings together residents, local businesses, and volunteers for a night filled with fun activities, friendly competition, and the spirit of giving.

Greater Bedford Womenade is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support to individuals and families in crisis in the Bedford, Goffstown, and West Manchester communities. The organization operates on a simple yet powerful principle: when people come together to support one another, incredible things can happen. Womanade focuses on helping those who are experiencing financial hardship due to unexpected life events, such as illness, loss of employment, or family crises.

The, now annual, Kentucky Derby Fundraiser is one of Greater Bedford Womanade’s biggest fundraising events, and it’s designed to bring the community together for a day of excitement and friendship. The event typically features a variety of activities, including:

Derby Games

Silent Auction

Best Dressed

Best Fascinator/Hat

Best Dressed Couple

All funds raised during the Derby Fundraiser go directly to supporting individuals and families in need. Womanade operates without paid staff, which means that every dollar raised has a significant impact. The organization provides assistance with essential expenses like rent, utilities, medical bills, and childcare. By alleviating some of these financial burdens, Womanade helps individuals focus on rebuilding their lives and moving forward.

The Greater Bedford Womenade Derby Fundraiser is more than just a fundraising event—it’s a symbol of the strength and compassion of the community. It brings people together to support a common cause and reminds us all of the importance of helping our neighbors in times of need. The event also helps raise awareness about the challenges faced by many families in the area and the ways in which we can make a difference.

If you’re interested in supporting the Greater Bedford Womenade until Derby Fundraiser next year, there are several ways to get involved:

  • Spread the Word: Share information about the event with friends, family, and colleagues to help raise awareness and encourage participation.
  • Attend Another GBW Event: Follow Greater Bedford Womenade on Instagram and Facebook so you can be notified of other upcoming events and ways to contribute
  • Become a Sponsor: Womanade relies on the help of local small businesses to help fund their work, by becoming a corporate sponsor you’ll contribute to their motto of “community helping community”
  • Donate: If you can’t attend the event, consider making a financial contribution to Womanade. Every donation helps support families in need.
  • Spread the Word: Share information about Greater Bedford Womenade with friends, family, and colleagues to help raise awareness of the great work this group does and encourage support and participation.

The Greater Bedford Womenade Derby Fundraiser is a shining example of what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared purpose. By supporting this event and the work of Greater Bedford Womenade, you’re not only enjoying an evening of fun and entertainment, but you’re also making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.

You can learn more about the Greater Bedford Womenade HERE.

You can also follow along on Instagram.

It was absolutely a beautiful event and I am so honored to have been a part of it all! Here are a few favorite photos:

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