The Accessibility volunteer team is eager to hear from Friends about specific needs which must be met to enable their attendance and full participation in the Gathering. We will do all that we can to meet these needs. For example, golf cart shuttles are available for Friends with mobility limitations. When registering, please check all “Accessibility Needs” that apply, adding appropriate details.

Accessibility at Haverford for the 2024 Gathering

The Haverford campus is fairly compact and has approximately 300 feet of elevation variety on campus. Buildings are connected with sidewalks. The classroom buildings, Student Center and the dorms are accessible. Golf carts will be available to assist with transportation on campus. Staff is currently exploring the feasibility of shuttles or luggage transport from the Haverford SEPTA station.


There are several groupings of dorms on campus. There are accessible dorms with elevators. There are a limited number of accessible ADA dorm rooms available. All dorm rooms are air conditioned. Refrigerators are available for medical needs, but must be requested on registration. More information about housing is available here.

Financial Accessibility

FGC wants Friends of all financial means to be able to attend the Gathering. Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about FGC’s steps to make that a reality.

Fragrance Free Environment

For the safety of attenders with allergies and chemical sensitivities, we expect Gathering attenders to avoid the use of scented products (cologne, perfume, aftershave, scented hand creams, shampoo, conditioner, bug repellent). Additionally, the clothing you bring with you should be washed with fragrance-free detergent before you arrive, or washed upon arrival with the fragrance-free detergent we will provide for you. Dorm residents will be provided with fragrance-free soap and shampoo at no additional cost. Other products may be available for purchase at the Gathering Office or Bookstore. If you have a medical need to use a non-fragrance-free product, please contact the Gathering Accessibility Coordinator on the Gathering Contact Form so that we can make arrangements for you to safely use that product without harm to others.

Fragrance Free Products

This is a list of a few fragrance-free products. Many are available in co-ops and more and more mainstream drug, grocery, or department stores. There are products that claim to be fragrance-free or unscented, but include masking fragrances. Avoid any product with “fragrance” in the ingredients list.


  • Dr. Bronner’s Soap Liquid unscented
  • Kiss My Face ORIGINAL Olive Oil Soap (green label; others contain fragrance)
  • Kiss My Face Liquid Soap Fragrance Free
  • Tom’s of Maine Moisturizing Soap – Unscented
  • Clearly Natural unscented
  • California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash
  • Whole Foods Unscented Glycerin Soap
  • Neutrogena unscented
  • Kirk’s Castile fragrance-free bar soap

Shampoos & Conditioners

  • Earth Science Unscented Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Dr Bronner’s Soap (liquid unscented)
  • Magick Botanicals Fragrance Free Shampoo
  • Tom’s of Main Natural Moisturizing unscented
  • California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash
  • Free & Clear (available in Snyder’s drug stores)
  • Neutrogena unscented (available in drug stories)
  • 365 Fragrance Free (at Whole Foods)


  • Alba Botanicals Very Emollient Unscented & Alba
  • Botanicals Original Unscented
  • Aubrey Organics Ultimate Moist unscented
  • Kiss My Face fragrance-free Olive & Aloe
  • Ecco Bella Holistic Remedies Unscented
  • Nature’s Gate fragrance free Moisturizing Lotion &
  • Nature’s Gate Organics Soy Milk fragrance free
  • Aveeno Fragrance Free (available at most drug stores)
  • Cetaphil Fragrance Free (available at most drug
  • stores)
  • Olive Oil – or any vegetable oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel


  • Kiss My Face fragrance-free
  • Herbal Magic unscented
  • Unscented Deodorant Crystals
  • Pure & Basic Green Tea Unscented Deodorant Stick
  • Arm & Hammer Unscented Stick
  • Almay fragrance-free roll-on or clear gel
  • Tom’s of Maine unscented
  • Deodorant stone
  • Baking soda

Shaving Cream

  • Kiss My Face Moisture Shave fragrance-free
  • Nature’s Gate Organics Soy Milk Fragrance-Free Creamy
  • Shave Gel
  • Aloe vera gel


  • Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen
  • Badger  Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Cream
  • Beyond Coastal Kids Natural Sunscreen
  • Burt’s Bees
  • California Baby Super Sensitive Sunscreen (spray)
  • California Baby Super Sessitive Sunscreen (stick)
  • Kiss My Face Mineral Sunscreen Kids Defense
  • Nature’s Gate Kids Mineral Sunscreen
  • True Natural All Natural Sunscreen Neutral

Hair Gel

  • Desert Essence Pomade Silk
  • Magick Botanicals Hair Styling Gel
  • Alba Ultimate Strong Hold
  • Make your own with unflavored gelatin, or simply use a little aloe vera gel.

Laundry Detergent:

  • Arm & Hammer FabriCare FREE
  • Bio-Pac
  • Natural Value
  • Ecos Free & Clear
  • Enviro-Rite
  • Seventh Generation Free & Clear
  • Shaklee Fresh Laundry Powder & HE Compatible Liquid

Many thanks to Liberty Goodwin and her ministry via the Toxics Information Project. She has been a tireless advocate for creating a Gathering that is safer for Friends with asthma, allergies, and multiple chemical sensitivities. And thanks to Twin Cities Friends Meeting for their fragrance-free products list.

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