Westwood Community Chest Announces April Happenings
Westwood Community Chest (WCC), the non-profit which provides temporary financial assistance grants and campership awards to Westwood residents in need of short-term financial assistance, has announced a number of upcoming dates that may be of community interest this month:
- April 6th - From noon to 6:00 p.m., the public is invited to WCC's Get Your Lobstah On! Fundraiser
- April 15th - Applications are due from interested candidates for the WCC board
- April 19th - Applications are due for campership awards
This Thursday, community members have a chance to satisfy their seafood cravings at WCC's Get Your Lobstah On! Fundraiser, when the Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck (the same outfit that is sometimes stationed at Lovell's in Medfield) will be taking orders at the Coldwell Banker parking lot at 692 High Street. A portion of purchases made during this time will go toward WCC's fundraising efforts to support WCC grants and campership awards.
Speaking of campership awards, community members in need of financial assistance for their children's summer camp experiences should note that WCC's current round of applications will be due on Wednesday, April 19th.
Want to help WCC do more for the community? WCC is looking for new board members to join its group of active volunteers. Interested community members can submit a brief bio and statement of interest to email@example.com by April 15th.
WCC's active board of volunteers most recently joined forces to put on the organization's annual Gala of Giving, held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Neroli Restaurant in Westwood. The Gala is one example, and the largest, of the fundraising and event planning activities undertaken by the board.
Attending the Gala were a sizable community of guests numbering in the hundreds, that included neighbors along with leaders in town government and business. They came together to support WCC's mission through a night of socializing, food, and entertainment. At the ticketed event, guests participated in fundraisers in the form of a wine pull, raffle, and a silent auction. Auction items included rides to school in a Westwood Fire and Westwood Police vehicles, golfing, dining, vacation getaways, a spa-cation, and premium seating at Fenway Park, among other items.