Junior Woman's Club of Westfield
Post Office Box 524
This year's projects in the area of Community Service include:
Adopt-a-Family: Each year the Club receives the name of a needy family
in the area from Human Services in Westfield and provides them with the basic necessities they
need each month. Items include cereal, rice, potatoes, pasta, dish washing
liquid, soap, etc. Each member brings the same one or two items the family
needs on a regular basis to each monthly Business meeting. The items are then
delivered to Human Services and given to the family.
We also provide the family with a special
dinner basket - a full dinner with all the trimmings, in addition to the
monthly items, for the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Everyone
brings their holiday specialty for the family to enjoy!
Spelling Bee: Each year the Club holds a Spelling Bee in January
for the 4th and 5th graders who live in Westfield. Five winners are chosen to compete in the District
Spelling Bee in February where they compete with other children from the
surrounding towns. Those winners move on to the State Spelling Bee. Members
serve as judges, announcers and ushers for the event.
Scholarship Fund: Each year the Club gives college scholarships to one
or two Westfield seniors. Scholarship recipients are chosen based upon academic record, extra-curricular activities
including community involvement, and financial need. This Fund is financed
through several minor fund-raisers held throughout the year.
Shopping Fundraiser: Each year the Club receives the name of one or two
children in need of new clothes. Using
money raised from a holiday shopping fundraiser we provide gift cards to their favorites stores.
Habitat for Humanity: Each year the
Club helps out Habitat for Humanity, which is a national non-profit
organization that brings families and communities together with volunteers and
resources to build affordable housing.
Dress for Success: Each year the Club
collects gently used women’s business clothing to donate to a non-profit
organization that serves women entering or re-entering the job market.
Children’s Specialized Hospital Toy Drive: Each year the Club helps out with sorting and
wrapping of holiday presents for the children of the hospital.
Coat Drive: Each year the
Club collects gently used coats at the library to donate to a local charity.
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