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Women's Community League of Weston
Building Community Since 1919



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Welcome!

A quick update on our fall festivities.  WCL's Opening Coffee had over 50 members attend. How wonderful to catch up with everyone after the summer!  

Dinner in Denim was a perfect evening at the Community Center.  Drinks and hors d'ouvres on the patio and a barbecue dinner inside. Over 100 attendees at the Speaker Series were inspired by Nataly Kogan, author of "Happier Now". The WCL Garden Club travelled to the Emerald Necklace for the Fog x FLO mystical event, while the Dining Around group left Tartufo Restaurant completely satisfied!

Coming up on October 25th, Dining Around travels to Ruth's Chris Steak House.  Join us for our popular Potluck "Friendsgiving Feast" on November 15th. Please save the date for our inaugural community building event, Weston Winter Festival, December 9th.

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The Women’s Community League is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide
social, philanthropic and educational benefits to the Weston community.




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The League began in 1919.  It set up headquarters in the "Yellow Barn" at 494 Boston Post Road, paid $15 a month rent, and opened the "Willow Plate Tea Shop" and "Food and Fancywork Exchange" to raise funds for their projects.  WIthin months, the original 13 women captured the attention of the press and interest of the towns' women.  Within the year, there were an Educational Committee, Civics Committee, Social Committee, Art and Music Committee, Program Committee and Recreation Committees, which soon became the Welfare Committee.



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Clothing Exchange

 

WCL Spotlight

 

The Spotlight this month is on the WCL Clothing Exchange. After 76 years of serving the Community of Weston, and 44 years in one location, this will be our last season in the Josiah Smith Barn.  We need your support to make this the best season ever and help us reach our goal of $10,000.  We are asking all our members to donate in-season gently used clothing and household items or make a donation directly to the WCL Service and Scholarship Fund. Our doors open Tuesday, September 11, 2018.  If you are unable to bring your donations (Tuesdays 10a.m.- 4p.m.), please contact Adrian Proll for our concierge service and pick up at your convenience. We hope you’ll enjoy a little history on the Clothing Exchange. 

The Women’s Community League was established in 1919. It was organized to continue the cooperative service when women rolled bandages, knitted sweaters, mittens and scarves for the War effort. The Children’s Exchange began officially in November, 1942 under the “Committee of Public Safety”.  To meet Weston residents needs, they planned a “second-hands goods” sale. Identifying continued need, the Children’s Exchange opened in the Unitarian Church on January 3rd,1943. The following year, it moved to the Town Hall in the Fall of 1943.



Help support WCL through your purchases at Amazon!

We are pleased to announce that WCL is now a registered charity at Amazon and is part of the AmazonSmile program.  For every order placed at Amazon through  AmazonSmile (you must first select Women's Community League of Weston as your charitable organization), Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to WCL.   

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, and same service.

To get started, go to:

WCL's AmazonSmile URL:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-6113379

Or click on the AmazonSmile banner (image) on the left.  You may wish to bookmark the URL to make it easier the next time you make a purchase at Amazon.

Thank you for your support.

Gina Hajjar
WCL President
FAQs:
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, designate Women's Community League of Weston as your Charity of choice.  You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

 


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Women's Community League of Weston
PO Box 125
Weston, MA 02493
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