Lawrence community members shop accessory exchange to support 100 Good Women

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Hundreds flocked to the annual accessory exchange hosted by local nonprofit 100 Good Women Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The fundraiser — where donated items such as purses, jewelry, shoes, hats, scarves and more are offered for $1 apiece — is one of the nonprofit’s major sources of funding. 


100 Good Women often helps families and women who are starting over, or transitioning out of homelessness or domestic violence situations. They also help cancer patients by providing gift card assistance for gasoline, and food to make accessing medical treatment easier. Locals started the nonprofit in 1996 to fill in gaps and provide services other agencies weren’t yet fulfilling. 

“It’s fun to see everybody, and it’s great that our members and people from the community donate so many items,” Louise Pennewell, 100 Good Women board member, said ahead of the event.  

Learn more about the group on their Facebook page and website,

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