Westport Young Woman's League gives $10K to Bridgeport charity
Published 3:33 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Westport Young Woman's League awarded its $10,000 "Super Grant" this year to Caroline House in Bridgeport, an agency focused on preschool education.
"The Super Grant we award allows us to have a major impact on one non-profit agency and the people they serve," Lucy Ambrosino, the WYWL Ways and Means Committee chairwoman, said in a statement announcing the grant.
Caroline House is a non-denominational education center for economically disadvantaged women and children, according to the statement. The agency was founded in 1995 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Since then, its programs have helped "more than 1,400 women and children develop literacy, life skills and self-confidence that empower them to move forward to a future of hope and opportunity," the release says.
"Our members work hard during the year on our fundraising activities, including Craft Westport and the Minute Man Race," said Nathalie Fonteyne, the WYWL president. "The money we raise at those events is dedicated to our grant program."
In addition to the $10,000 Super Grant, the WYWL will distribute more than $50,000 to local charities. These grants will fund programs that provide food, shelter, education, as well as medical, mental health and counseling services to Fairfield County residents.
Since it was established inception in 1956, the WYWL has donated more than $4.2 million to local charities.