44th Candlelight Tour of Homes Goes Virtual!
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.
Scholarships Now Available
KCSD high school graduates entering college for the first time and who plan to pursue a career that involves helping people, such as nursing, healthcare, social work, education, ministry, etc. are invited to apply. Learn more and find the application link here.
Nonprofit Youth Enrichment Grants Awarded
The Camden Junior Welfare League recently awarded three nonprofits with grants totaling $5,000 to benefit the youth of Kershaw County. Read more here.
Classroom Grants Awarded
The Camden Junior Welfare League has awarded Fall Classroom Enrichment Grants to eleven Kershaw County School District educators, in nine schools within the district, totaling nearly $5,000. Grants were awarded for the purposes of supporting student enrichment in math, language and writing, arts, life skills and leadership, physical education, and STEAM. Read more here.
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.