In 2018, The Women's League of Reading (WLR) hit a record fundraising goal of over $28K to support a diverse range of organizations including educational programs, public services, and local families in need.
“This is by far our favorite time of the year,” said Erin Sinclair, Women’s League president. “After our fundraisers are over and we get to deliver checks to truly deserving organizations across Reading that impact each and every resident. We are lucky to be part of such a supportive community and look forward to continuing our work in years to come.”
Over 30 recipients received contributions from the Women’s League in 2018, including RMHS scholarships, holiday meals at Sandborn Place, the Robotics team, Reading Coalition against Substance Abuse, and YMCA camp scholarships. Annual commitments were also made to the Reading Police Department to fund the R.A.D. self-defense training, the Reading Fire Department, Elder Services, library museum passes, and many more. A highlight this year was partnering with Understanding Disabilities to present an inspirational community event with Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer/songwriter.