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Wellington Community Foundation, Inc.
Foundation Provides Camp Scholarships
WCF Awards $8,000 In School Grants
The Wellington Community Foundation recently partnered with the Village of Wellington to host its annual Back to School Block Party at Tiger Shark Cove. The foundation sponsors over 200 backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies in cooperation with Walgreens. "This is one of those events where we actually get to see the smile on students’ faces first hand as they pick out their favorite color backpack,” Foundation Chair Tom Wenham said. Board Member Maggie Zeller agreed. “Working with the Village of Wellington’s staff was such a pleasure, and we hope to do it year after year.
“Giving back to the community is why I came on board,” Board Member Mickey Smith said. “I agreed to serve because it is about the community coming together to help our neighbors, and this event epitomizes that.”
In 2017, the Wellington Community Foundation donated $6,000 to Back to Basics, a local charitable organization serving youngsters in Wellington schools. The foundation’s generous donation helped provide 600 new school uniforms for children in need at New Horizons, Binks Forest and Elbridge Gale elementary schools, all located in Wellington. Read More...
Back-To-School Block Party
WCF Provides 800 School Uniforms
Wellington Community Foundation board members met with campers from Wellington’s Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday morning.
The foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to improve the lives of Wellington residents, provided five Wellington children with camp scholarships for eight weeks, explained Tom Wenham.
Wenham, who chairs the Wellington Community Foundation, was joined by foundation board members Robbin Lee and Maggie Zeller, along with Wellington’s Community Services Director James Poag, Athletic Programs Manager Ryan Hagopian and Senior Neighborhood Advocate Jonathan Salas.
“We’re very excited that we’re able to do this,” Wenham said. “We’re very happy to help these five kids enjoy themselves and enjoy the summer.”
Poag and Salas chose the recipients, Wenham said.
Foundation officials were proud to be making a difference in the summers of young Wellington residents.
“This is our mission, to help Wellington children have a great summer,” Zeller said. Read More...
The Wellington Community Foundation recently awarded more than $8,000 to three Wellington elementary schools: Binks Forest, Elbridge Gale and Panther Run.
“The foundation solicited all elementary schools in Wellington to participate by completing an ‘Our Schools’ grant application that went before the board of directors in March,” Wellington Community Foundation Chair Tom Wenham said. The board put together the new grant initiative to help principals meet the needs of students not already budgeted for during the 2017-18 school year. Read More...
In 2016, the Wellington Community Foundation presented a $1,500 check to Back to Basics to ensure 400 uniforms for local Wellington children at Elbridge Gale and New Horizons elementary schools. The uniforms were delivered, and volunteers sorted the 16 pallets containing 602 boxes.
The Wellington Community Foundation Inc. (WCF) raises funds to provide life-changing services to children in Wellington. WCF is a nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) fundraising support organization. WCF will be working with partners throughout Wellington to implement programs that will benefit and improve the quality of life for deserving children in Wellington.