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Who We Are

Oyster River Womenade provides financial assistance to community members in times of hardship. We serve all members of Durham, Lee, Madbury, and Newmarket.

Oyster River Womenade is also in support of shared requests with sister chapters of New Hampshire. 

Oyster River Womenade (ORW) has a mission to provide assistance to community members in times of hardship. We offer help without prejudice or discrimination.


ORW maintains a minimal overhead to ensure that nearly all funds raised go directly to those in need. We encourage financial independence and work hard to strengthen the sense of community among local residents.


How do you request help? A need is identified through a Community Validator, who is a reputable source such as a school nurse, guidance counselor, teacher, doctor, hospice worker, clergy member, therapist, or worker at a social service agency. Common funding needs include childcare, dental/medical care, housing/rent, transportation, and utilities.


This source authenticates the individual/family situation and then contacts Oyster River Womenade by completing an online request form. Note: These forms are to be completed by a Community Validator only, not a potential recipient. 

"The idea is simple; the impact is immeasurable."

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