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Women's Community League of Weston
Building Community Since 1919

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Click the link with the arrow to contribute to the specified fund. If recurring donations have been set up for a fund, a "Schedule Donation" link will appear for that fund. Click the Schedule Donation link to make a recurring donation.
Dignity Matters is a locally based non-profit organization with a mission to assist homeless women and girls by providing underwear and feminine hygiene products when they need them most. Dignity Matters supports more than 10,500 women every month through local homeless shelters, schools, food pantries, and medical clinics. “Period Poverty” is not just something that happens in developing countries; it is happening right here in Massachusetts, and even in our town. Menstrual care products like pads and tampons are expensive and you can’t use food stamps or any other subsidy programs to buy them. Many women make the difficult choice to spend their limited funds on food and rent for their families, and have to use unhygienic items like rags and socks when there is no money left over to purchase menstrual care. For the month of February 2022, the WCL will match the monetary value of all donations up to $1,000.
My Brother's Table is the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore and was founded in 1982. It has served over 1.5M meals since the pandemic began. My Brother’s Table is privately funded and does not receive any federal or state aid. Funding comes from individual donations, events and private grants. The Table also relies heavily on donated food from supermarkets, restaurants, food drives and individuals. It offers both lunch and dinner to anyone who comes to their door.
The Scholarship Fund provides merit and need-based scholarships to graduating Weston High School students. In 1930, the scholarship program began by awarding $150 to one Weston High School senior. Since then, WCL has donated over $1,000,000 to graduating Weston High School students.
Beyond scholarship, the WCL provides support, in both time and money, to many charitable organizations and to critical projects for the town. Past donations have substantially improved town buildings such as the Josiah Smith Tavern and Barn, the Weston Public Library, and the Community Center. Charities which WCL will support in 2020-21 include Weston CARES Fund, Dignity Matters, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Council on Aging Food Bank, and REACH Beyond Domestic Violence.
WCL’s signature event is the town-wide Winter Festival, established in 2018 to kick off the organization’s centennial celebration and to foster its legacy of Building Community Since 1919. What started as a simple tree lighting idea has morphed into a fun-filled, activity packed afternoon for the entire community. A Gingerbread Treasure Hunt at participating town merchants has also been added to the mix. In 2021 WCL purchased a 20’ fir tree that was planted at Knox Park in town center and will be lit each year at the conclusion of the Winter Festival.