Villa Park Women's League 2018-19 Philanthropy
The Villa Park Women’s League since its inception has played many roles. One of which is the commitment to giving back to our community. As part of this philanthropic effort, the League allocates monies to our four Villa Park schools, local library, Villa Park Foundation, city beautification as well as student scholarships. These “gifts” of philanthropy are a very important tradition/heritage of the Villa Park Women’s League.
Proposed philanthropic programs for this year include continuing the tradition of the Giving Tree during the month of November. This year our collection locations will be at the Flowery and the VP Pharmacy in the Towne Center. Please participate by dropping by one of these locations in the month of November to pick up one or more gift tags to help brighten the holidays for some special kids.
Women Helping Women
After the holidays all league members are invited to participate in a clothing drive benefitting the Women Helping Women(WHW) organization. This is a wonderful non- profit that aids the unemployed and the underemployed in our community giving them the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job. It will also be a great reason to do some spring cleaning and purge through those closets!
2018-19 Higher Education Scholarship
The student scholarship program will also continue and there will be more information to come on this program as it is currently under committee review.
2018 Scholarship Winners
In 2018 we were proud to provide $4500 to the following students to assist with their higher education expenses
Wyatt Bui (not pictured) - Plans to attend Duke University where he will study political science and economics.
Matthew Houlihan - Plans to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he will study business administration.
Abby Mills - Plans to attend either Boise State University or Syracuse University and pursue a degree in education with an emphasis in psychology and music therapy.
The 2018 Giving Tree
A BIG thank you goes to all of you who helped make the Giving Tree a Success! With your generous contributions, we were able to deliver 148 gifts and gift cards to needy children in Orange. Preschoolers form Orange Children and Parents Together received Teddy Bears, clothing, Duplo kits, Frozen dolls and play dresses, art kits and many other toys. One lucky child received a Radio Flyer tricycle. The Friendly Centerr helped us distribute gifts to the older children, 8 years through 12+. They received gift cards, Barbie doll sets, nail polish, hot wheels sets, Star Wars legos, games, clothing etc.Thanks again for helping put a smile on so many children faces and making their Christmas special.
Villa Park Women's League Philanthropy - 2016 Distributions
Cerro Villa Middle School $1500.00
Villa Park Beautification $2500.00
Villa Park High School $1500.00
Serrano Elementary School $1500.00
Student Scholarships $4500.00
Villa Park Friends of the Library $1500.00
VP Community Services Foundation $1500.00
Villa Park Elementary School $1500.00