Congrats to Our Newest Members!
The Camden Junior Welfare League pinned its newest members earlier this spring. Ashley Lucas of Bethune and Kaitlyn Fountain of Camden completed their provisional year with the CJWL, donating their time to various activities and events to benefit the children of Kershaw County, including the organization of another successful "Belle of the Ball" event, where young women shop gently used prom gowns and accessories during a boutique day at the Camden Junior Welfare League's building.
From left: 2019-2020 President Ashley Peake, Provisional Ashley Lucas, Provisional Kaitlyn Fountain, 2019-2020 Provisional Chair Saskia Munn.
Join Us! Zoom Info Meeting July 26th
Are you a woman living or working in Kershaw County interested in giving back to your community? Join us to learn more about the League and how you can participate in all our fundraising, service and social activities.
Join us for our last recruitment info session Sunday, July 26th at 6:00 pm via Zoom.
The Camden Junior Welfare League awarded nearly $5,000 in the form of 14 classroom grants to educators across the Kershaw County School District in March. Read more here.
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.
Fall Classroom Enrichment Grants Awarded!
More than $5,000 was awarded to teachers in twelve of the district’s schools for the purpose of supporting student enrichment in math, language and writing, arts, life skills and leadership, physical education, STEAM, and special education for students with disabilities. Read more here!