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Step One: How to plan a Community Action Gathering

There are so many wonderful ways to give back to your community! We want you to be creative and have fun with this and don’t worry if your project does not look anything like another chapter’s.

Gather Ideas From Your Chapter:

Before or Around January….

At a Gathering -or on your Chapter Resource page- start a brainstorming discussion about the best type of event that resonates to your members. Every community is unique and your members can help identify needs in your area. This may include an educational opportunity, giving of your time, or asking for donations for a specific cause. Then, choose one to focus on for this year.

What comes to your mind when you read through our mission?

“It is the mission, duty and purpose of the Savvy Women’s Alliance Inc. to unite, educate, nurture, and ignite women to make informed decisions leading to healthier lifestyles and a healthier world. As an association, we simplify safe and nontoxic living for women by providing a welcoming community, enrichment and discussion tools, and powerful collaborative connections for impactful action. We believe during these times of rapidly unfolding science and environmental health that women have the inherent right to protect their health, and the health of their families from harmful ingredients found in personal care products, food, and other products. It is our duty to ensure whenever possible every woman who wants to learn, participate, and make a difference will have a home as nontoxic living shifts to the new norm for mainstream women.

  • We have the right to pursue and place health of individuals, family, home, workplace, and planet as a guiding value.
  • We have the right to know what’s in the products they/we bring into their/our homes and put in, on, and around our bodies and those of our children.
  • We have the right to learn in a safe, intimate space, on our own time, with like-minded women, without aggressive, vulgar, attacking, negative or salesy influence.
  • We have the right to a transparent relationship between consumer and business with respect to ingredients, screening processes, and supply chains.
  • We often use the new and evolving tools, databases and apps for product research, but a core essence of women’s learning curve is to seek coveted personal recommendations.
  • We are an essential player in creating a safer world, and when united, our power - through the pocketbook, voting or education, contribute to a massive shift towards a safer culture for generations to come.
  • We recognize that true changes are activated when there is a personal community network, infused with connection, sharing of local ideas, leadership, enthusiasm and encouragement. When women unite through a community, local businesses and initiatives flourish.
  • We are part of a crucial generation who bears the honor of shifting the nontoxic movement to the new norm for future generations.

Now, what type of activity works for your chapter?

A Donation Drive? Donation drive ideas for shelters, low-income areas or other local community nonprofits could include:

  • Pajama Drive: non-flame retardant pajamas.
  • Food Pantry Drive: collect organic pantry items, BPA-Free canned foods.
  • Cleaning Drive: collect non-toxic cleaning supplies.
  • Toiletries Drive: collect non-toxic personal care products. These can include such items as soap, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, lotion, shaving cream & razors, toothpaste.
  • Children: non-toxic art supplies, diapers, wipes, books.
  • Back to School Drive: reusable water bottles, lunch boxes, and backpacks.
  • School Supply Drive: collect items such as pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, better-for-student wipes.

A Gift of Time? An activity event is centered around working as a chapter - maybe with family members - to make a difference in the world of others. Some ideas might include:

  • Gleaning: Gather vegetables and fruit from a field after the main harvesting. See if your local farm will allow you to do this and then donate the food to your food pantry.
  • Green Cleaning Workshop: Ask your library or community center if you can teach a workshop on how to make cleaning products using non-toxic ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda.
  • Cooking Healthy on a Budget: Teach a workshop at a women’s shelter showing them how to cook healthy crock-pot meals on a budget.
  • Mentor a Local Teen: Help a student who is looking to learn more about ways she can make a positive impact on our environment and health.

Talk to us! Share ideas in the Chapter Ambassador's Facebook Group. We’d love to hear what you come up with!