5%Townwide Participation is our Winter Appeal Goal
Participation is our goal. Engaging more involvement from more stakeholders. All contributions, whether large or small, will have a lasting impact on our mission and we're setting our winter appeal goal of 5% donation participation from Wellesley Residents. Ambitious - YES. Achievable - ABSOLUTELY. Join us as we proclaim that our community cares, shares, learns and thrives together by helping to meet this participation goal.
The Benefits of our Mission Extend Beyond our Campus
The Great Wellesley Train Show amazed both children and adults.
We are a non-profit event destination for groups that have long-term, positive impacts on our community. Even if you never set foot inside the Community Center, numerous local groups benefit from our mission helping to make Wellesley such a great place to live. The WCC adds universal value to all residents of Wellesley by providing community services under the umbrella of our non-profit mission.
Wheels of Wellesley Car Show brings cool cars and community together.
What Can 5% Participation Do?
The proverb many hands make light work is a good depiction of what 5% can do - a large task becomes small when divided among many people. Wellesley has a population of approximately 28,000 people; so 5% is 1,400 people. If we can get 1,400 donations, no matter the amounts, we will reach our participation goal and continue to provide a valuable resource to many of Wellesley's vital services and social organizations.
Over 50,000 people walk through our doors every year.Who Benefits from My Donation?
The short answer is... all of us. A partial list of groups that directly benefit is as follows: Wellesley Rotary, Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, Wellesley Little League, Wellesley Youth Basketball, Wellesley Youth Lacrosse, Wellesley United Soccer, First Robotics League/STEM, Wellesley School District, Wellesley Service League, Wellesley Hills Women's Junior Club, Wellesley Friendly Aid, Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Wellesley Society of Artists, WHS Key Club, Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley Historical Society, World of Wellesley, Massachusetts League of Women Voters, Democratic Town Committee, Republican Town Committee, Cub Scouts of Wellesley, Boy Scouts Knox Trail Council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass to name but a few.
Thank You for Your Support!
If you have already made your charitable donation to the Wellesley Community Center's "Strive for 5" Winter Appeal Campaign, Thank You! If you haven't, please click on the "Donate" link and join our Participation campaign and help us move the needle to 5%. Remember, donation amount is not as important as being part of the success story.
Wheels of Wellesley III car show hosted the "Back to the Future" Delorean in our driveway.WCC Offers Wellesley Much More than Meeting Space
You've probably noticed over the past few years that the Wellesley Community Center now offers our community so much more than meeting spaces (which we still offer by the way). We have developed events and programs that engage, entertain, teach and most importantly, bring our community, young and old, together.
Wheels of Wellesley Car Show (WOW), The Great Wellesley Train Show, Cooks in Town TV Show, Gill Stubbs World of Magic TV Show as well as supporting and sponsoring many other local events are some examples of the programs we have developed over the last few years. Your support makes this possible. WCC produces "Cooks in Town", community cooking show right in our commercial kitchen.
About us / Contact Information
The WCC was established in 1977 as a Massachusetts non-profit to benefit the town of Wellesley and the MetroWest area. We retain an all-volunteer Board of Directors whose members serve to make our community a better place in which to live.
A Message from the Executive Director
As 2015 draws to a close we are introducing for the first time, The Sustainer Program. In this new era of 'the stakeholder' we are well positioned for everybody to show their support for The Wellesley Community Center. In January, we will be hosting the Wellesley Mother's Forum workshop on Wellness with Stacy Kennedy. We have a fashion show and a retail expo in the works. Never mind all the other events coming up for next year. Our partnerships with Scouts and other civic
organizations continue to grow and expand. We look
forward to sharing continued updates with you.