44th Candlelight Tour of Homes Goes Virtual!
It's practically around the corner! The 44th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be and entirely virtual event this year, on Saturday, December 12th! Tickets go on sale November 1st! See the Southern hospitality that Camden is know for, all decked out for the holidays, from the comfort of your home! All to benefit the children of Kershaw County.
Nonprofit Youth Enrichment Grants Available
The Camden Junior Welfare League is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations serving the children in Kershaw County. This grant is provided as a reimbursement of project expenses, once the project is completed by the nonprofit organization. Project requests must directly benefit or impact youth. Deadline for this grant application is Friday, November 20, 2020. Click here for grant application.
Classroom Grants Underway
The Fall Classroom Enrichment Grants cycle is underway. These grants are open to all Kershaw County School District educators, providing up to $500 for classroom support, project support, and extracurricular support. The purpose of the grants is to support enrichment areas such as math, science, history, language and writing, arts, physical education, life skills, and special education for students with disabilities. Awardees will be announced soon.
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Over 90 Years of Dedication!
In 2018, the Camden Junior Welfare League celebrated its 90th anniversary, bringing together more than 100 members who have served on the League for the benefit of all children in Kershaw County throughout the decades. The Camden Junior Welfare League began in 1928, when a small group of women gathered over tea and decided to organize and do their part for the benefit of children in the community. Membership of the League is comprised of active and provisional members, who live or work in Kershaw County and are under the age of forty-five. After five years of active status, members may maintain sustainer status, volunteering at League events, giving valuable assistance to current League members, and enjoying social events throughout the year.
The Camden Junior Welfare League has become best known for its annual Candlelight Tour of Homes each December, showcasing some of most beautiful homes and historic buildings in the community. That fundraising effort, along with others throughout the year, allow the League to provide scholarships to students planning to attend college and focus on a "helping profession" such as nursing, healthcare, social work, education or ministry. Each year, at least one student from each high school in Kershaw County is chosen to receive a minimum of $1,000 grant award. Grants are also awarded each year to teachers and nonprofits working with Kershaw County children.
to 2020 Graduates
The Camden Junior Welfare League has awarded seven Kershaw County School District graduates with scholarships. These students will be pursuing education and careers in fields that involve helping people, such as nursing, healthcare, social work, education or ministry. Read more here.
Grants Topped $10,000!
The Camden Junior Welfare League awarded more than $10,000 to teachers in the Kershaw County School District during the 2019-2020 school year. Read more here.