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.
Galentine’s Day Bingo Fundraiser
January 31, 2024
Bring a friend! Join us for an unforgettable Galentine’s Day Bingo night on January 31, 2024, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Christ & Holy Trinity Church! This 21+ event is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy laughter, friendship, and a chance to win amazing prizes from local vendors like ASF, Scout & Molly’s, and more, all while supporting community projects. Bring your favorite beverage (BYOB), play bingo, and stand a chance to win big in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss out – limited seating and tickets are going fast!
Minute Man Race
April 28, 2024
The WYWL will host its 45th Minute Man Race on Sunday, April 28th, 2024 at Compo Beach. The main event consists of a certified USA Track and Field 10K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk. The Kids Fun Run includes a 50-yard dash, 100-yard dash, 1/2 mile run and 1-mile run, featuring a Kids Zone during and after the race. Race net proceeds will directly benefit charities in lower Fairfield County, CT.
For more information, visit our Minute Man Race page.
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.