WYWL Community Service
The Westport Young Woman’s League members arrange various charitable collections and food drives for organizations that help people in need in Westport and our neighboring communities. Some of the organizations we have supported include: Homes with Hope (Community Kitchen, Gillespie Shelter, Bacharach Community, Project Return), Westport Department of Human Services, CT Department of Children and Families (Children’s Bank), Cardinal Shehan Center, Mercy Learning Center and Caroline House.
The Homes with Hope Community Kitchen in the center of Westport serves meals to men, women and children 365 days a year. The League provides dinner and dessert the third Thursday of every month for approximately 40 people. This opportunity is one of most popular Community Service events because it provides food to people in need in our town.
Westport Clean Up Day
WYWL participates in town-wide events like Westport Clean Up Day. For the last few years, we have helped to clean up Burying Hill Beach. The whole family (and friends and neighbors) can come and help make our community cleaner and better together!
Westport Senior Center
Each year League members assemble bags of treats or flowers for the Home Delivered Meals program which is run from the Westport Senior Center. There are many other opportunities for member to collaborate with the Senior Center like delivering Meals on Wheels, serving lunch at the Senior Center, baking for bingo (or really any time!), organizing and running events (like High Tea) and having kids color place mats for Senior’s birthday lunches. The Westport Senior Center is located in the heart of downtown Westport and is run by the Department of Human Services.