Whew! One step down. Today, WomanSpace Rolla became an official non-profit organization with the state of Missouri. Now, we’ll be meeting with a tax professional to answer some lingering questions on our vision. After that, the paperwork will be sent in to apply for 501(c)3 status. While a non-profit can exist without this specific status, it is helpful to have when applying for grants or accepting large donations where the contributor might like to receive a deduction.
We’re still on target to open our doors February 3! Keep watching for more details. Tentative business hours will be Tuesdays 10am-4pm, Fridays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Classes and appointments may be held outside these hours.
Some exciting projects in the works already include yoga classes, craft classes, “A Gathering Place” shop for purchasing local woman-crafted items (with a percentage of each sale going back to WomanSpace), and more! If you have an idea of something you’d like to present or see happen at WomanSpace, or if you are a woman-owned/woman-centered business, contact us today to see what we can do for you!
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