As the February 1, 2017 deadline for applications for 2017 Grants and Scholarships approaches, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) celebrates a strong 2016. Last year, the WHJWC awarded $65,000 in scholarships and awards to 32 college-bound Wellesley students and donated funds to support local non-profits.
The Wellesley Marketplace moved to the Wellesley High School this year, and the popular event raised over $115,000, a new record that shattered all expectations. Wellesley Marketplace was followed by Luminary Night. This cherished Wellesley event saw the town light up to celebrate the holidays.
The WHJC is a volunteer organization of just under 100 women who give their time through hands-on service and fundraising efforts. The group’s annual fundraisers include Wellesley Marketplace, Luminary Night, Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, and The Wonder Run. In 2016, the club gave approximately $130,000 to the local community in the way of grants and scholarships.