We Support

What does DJWC support?  Highlighted fundraising efforts in 2017

Supporting Children

STARR House is a transitional shelter run by Eliot community human services for children from 2-12.  Our club has collected donations of toys, bikes, and baby furniture for the shelter.

The Fairy Godmother Project provides gowns jewelry and handbags to need high school girls going to prom.  Donations of dresses, purses and jewelry were collected.

Inner Explorers, a non-profit organization of education professionals focused on teaching mindfulness to children with anxiety disorders.

Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center supports children who are classified as “failure to thrive.”  Two donations provided one to support the organization and a second to purchase Christmas presents for the holiday party

Dedham Education Foundation’s Annual Spelling Bee Fundraiser

Dedham Youth Commission Paw Patrol Fundraiser to benefit children and youth served by Dedham Youth Commission

Dedham Girls Softball League

Sponsored a bus for the Dedham High School students Government class to go to the Edward Kennedy Institute in Boston

John Thomas Special Friends Fund to support children with special needs

Collection of school supplies collected at the Arts at Endicott summer concerts for Cradles to Crayons

Sponsored a bowling team for the Dedham Youth Commission’s Spare a Job Fundraiser

Sponsored 1 week of camp for a child in need at the Dedham Community House

St Jude’s Walk in Franklin Park

Thanksgiving Baskets were prepared for 5 families identified by the Dedham Youth Commission as in-need of support

Riverdale School Spring Fundraiser

Oakdale School Fundraiser

Greenlodge School Fundraiser

Dedham Public School Libraries for purchase of new books

Dedham Historical Society to support 4th grade visitors program

Supporting Seniors in our Community

Funding to support activity programs for the seniors through Dedham Housing Authority

Meals on Wheel gift bags and cards provided multiple times over the year.

Supporting the Homeless

Bras, panties and sanitary products were collected for Dignity Matters, a group that supports homeless women.

Blessing Bags were prepared for Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter serving homeless women in Boston.

Birthday Wishes provides birthday parties for homeless children.  Donations collected for birthday party supplies.

Back on My Feet charity uses running and community to motivate and support homeless individuals to improve their health and provide educational support and job training.

Supporting the National and International Community

Suitcase Stories honors the contributions of refugees and immigrants throughout the region through live storytelling

Funds sent to GFWC of Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Funds sent to GFWC of Florida for Hurricane Irma Relief

Funds sent to American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Eyeglasses collection for New Eyes for the Needy, an organization whose goal is supply better vision to the poor in the United States and throughout the world.  125 pairs of eyeglasses were collected by the club and community.

We also have a large focus on supporting the Puerto Ricans that were relocated to Dedham in December 2017.  Please see our dedicated page to highlight our efforts to help our new neighbors.

Supporting the Military and Veterans

Funding to pay for postage to send care packages to active service men and women

Domestic Violence

Second Step is an organization in Newton that helps battered and abused women, and victims of domestic violence by providing housing and education.

Arts in the Community

375th celebration event at Motherbrook Arts and Community Center

Funded Harvard Art Museum pass for the Dedham Public Library

Decorated a holiday tree for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Festival of Trees fundraiser

Supporting Community Events

Dedham Civic Pride Sponsor a Spot beautification project

Dedham Recreation Day

Dedham Flag Day Parade

Endicott Greenhouse new roof fund

Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember in Worcester

Trunk or Treat Halloween event in Dedham Square.  Pirate trunk theme and candy distributed to the community.

St Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor