Building Community since 1956
WYWL organizes 2 signature fundraisers each year: CraftWestport and the Minute Man Race. Profits from fundraisers are distributed to charities in lower Fairfield county through our grants process.
Through fundraising efforts, WYWL distributes grants to nonprofit organizations in Westport and surrounding towns and cities in Fairfield County, CT. Historically, the WYWL has focused our giving to support goals of: No Hunger, Quality Education, and Good Health & Well-Being.
The Westport Young Woman’s League members arrange various charitable collections and food drives for organizations that help people in need in Westport and our neighboring communities.
WYWL is an organization of dynamic and diverse women who are committed to building community through volunteerism, social activities and fundraising for local charities.
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Minute Man Race
April 25 to May 1, 2021 (Virtual Event)
The Westport Young Woman’s League will host its 42nd running of the Minute Man Race in its first-ever virtual format beginning on Sunday, April 25, 2021! This year’s race is virtual, so participants can complete their race event any time between April 25th and May 1st from anywhere.
Serving Lower Fairfield County Connecticut Since 1956
What We Do
Since 1956, the Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL), has done a lot for its community and its members. Membership is open to all women who are over the age of 21 regardless of where you live. WYWL offers many opportunities for its members to be involved. Members organize and run our major fundraisers, the Minute Man Race and CraftWestport.
Members volunteer in the community by doing things like cooking for the Community Kitchen and also enjoy socials like wine tastings and book group. WYWL also gives grants to charities based in lower Fairfield County and all members are encouraged to participate in that process. Since WYWL’s inception, we have donated over $4.2 million to local charities with over half that amount donated in the past decade alone.
The Westport Young Woman’s League is a non-profit philanthropic organization of women committed to building community through volunteerism, social activities and fundraising for local charities.
Become a Sponsor. Get Involved.
Becoming a sponsor of a WYWL event allows individuals and organizations to support their local community, participate in signature events, and an opportunity to advertise to the local community.