Westport Woman’s Club Members with some of the 2022 WWC Grant Recipients 1st Row (L-R): Lori Leskin and Helen Burland (St. Catherine Center for Special Needs), Carey Dougherty (Malta House), Vanessa Wilson (Positive Directions), Nancy Saipe 2nd Row (L-R): Suzan Murphy, Donna Richardson, Susan Hricik, Kari Pesavento (Children’s Connection) 3rd Row (L-R): Barbara Raffel, Philip Delgado (VFW), Carol Antrum (Burroughs Community Center) 4th Row (L-R): Jeannette Tewey, Bob Tirreno (VFW), Susan Loselle PHOTO CREDIT:  WWC/Lauri Weiser

Community Service Grants Awards – Spring 2022

Community Service has been the trademark of the Westport  Woman’s Club since its inception in 1907. Each year club members volunteer many hours to find the right balance between current needs within the local community, available funds, and the WWC mission. This year’s 29 Community Service Grant recipients serve a variety of social needs including homelessness, family crises, and food insecurity.

WWC 2022 Community Service Grants, totaling $39,000, were awarded to the following Fairfield County nonprofit organizations:  Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders; Bridgeport Rescue Mission; Burroughs Community Center; Caroline House, Inc;  Center for Family Justice; Child Advocates of SW CT; Circle of Care for Families of Children with Cancer, Inc; Circle of Friends; Clasp Homes, Inc.; Domestic Violence Crisis Center;  ElderHouse, Inc; Family & Children’s Agency, Inc; Food Rescue US; Help for Kids; Homes with Hope, Inc; Human Services Council / Children’s Connection; Malta House, Inc; Person-to-Person, Inc; Positive Directions; REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital; Regional Hospice of Western CT, Inc; St. Catherine Center for Special Needs; Sweet P Bakery; The Rowan Center; Town of Westport, Department of Human Services – Family Programs; Town of Westport, Department of Human Services – Elderly; Westport Community Theatre; Women’s Mentoring Network, Inc; VFW. 

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  To join, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.


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