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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!
2019 Scholarships Awarded!
Eight Kershaw County high school college graduates were awarded scholarships to support their educations and pursuit of helping professions. Read more here!
of Grants Awarded!
The Camden Junior Welfare League has awarded two rounds of Classroom Enrichment Grants in addition to Youth Enrichment Grants in the 2018-2019 year. Read more here!