The Young Women's League of New Canaan is a group of dedicated women who are committed to enriching the lower Fairfield County community through volunteer service and fundraising efforts. Come join us!
Because in the heart of Fairfield County, there are people in need.
In Stamford, more than 17% of the city's children currently live in poverty.
In Connecticut, 1 out of every 5 children are hungry or at risk of hunger.
98% of Bridgeport's new housing is not affordable to Bridgeport residents who need housing.
In Bridgeport, a rent of $1,200 a month or more means that:
- 61% of all Bridgeport families cannot afford this rent
- 67% of all African-American families in Bridgeport cannot afford this rent
- 71% of all Latino families in Bridgeport cannot afford this rent
The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk serves over 2,400 meals per day, an increase of more than 300% since last year.
You don't have to look far to find people in need. It is just around the corner. Join the YWL and help make a difference.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead