What We Do
Twelve young women met at the Palmetto Tea Room in Camden in January 1928 to discuss the formation of a social club to do child welfare work in Kershaw County. Thus was born the Junior Welfare League, Inc.
The scope of concern of that first group has broadened and membership has more than doubled through the years.
The purpose of the League is to improve and enrich the social and economic environment of the children of Kershaw County, foster among its members interest in social, cultural, economic, and civil affairs of Camden and Kershaw County, and to render voluntary services for the betterment of such affairs.
The Junior Welfare League motto is "My Part is to improve the present moment." 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.
In addition, those who have completed League requirements may maintain sustainer status. Those who have become sustainers give valuable assistance to current League members.
To learn more about the League's community service commitments and opportunities, or to request the League's assistance,