What does DJWC support? Highlighted fundraising efforts in 2017
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
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