About HOW


One woman with $10.00 can buy another woman lunch.
Ten women with $10.00 can buy another woman’s groceries.
One hundred women with $10.00 can make a real difference in another woman’s life.


We envision a world where everyone is willing to provide comfort and support to another person when they need hope restored to their life.


In order to help create such a world, we are women joining together to demonstrate our support to help one woman at a time move forward on her journey through times of devastating trouble and loss. We believe that when we help one woman, we are helping one family and through that family we are helping our community.

About the monthly girls night out:

Each HOW chapter honors a recipient each month whose name is drawn from nominations submitted by women in attendance and randomly selected at the previous month’s dinner.

HOW is centered around the monthly “Girls Night Out”

Attendees purchase their own meal and provide a $10.00 or greater cash gift at each month’s dinner. This monetary gift our participants offer to each recipient is a wonderful supplement to help them during their time of loss; however, the overwhelming emotional and heartfelt support that we give our recipients is the energy behind the Helping One Woman Organization.
It is powerful and healing and your support is greatly appreciated!

HOW is a non‐profit 501(c)(3) #27‐3382773

HOW is a non profit organization founded by Charlotte Bavaro and Brenda Critzer in 2008 and has grown from a single chapter in Fresno, CA to numerous chapters around the United States.