Christmas Unlimited Toys
Hand Made Hats
PROCEEDS FROM THE WELFARE LEAGUE THRIFT SHOP SUPPORT OUR MANY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
Christmas Unlimited: Our signature program serves over 2,500 children each year in Sonoma County. Welfare League volunteers help parents select new clothing, toys, and books for each of their children.
Scholarships: Awarded in 2023
This year, $80,000 and 52 scholarships were awarded to students at Santa Rosa Junior College Students studying in the medical profession or the trades. Each student received $2,000.00.
In comparison, in 2022, $60,000 in scholarships were awarded to students at Santa Rosa Junior College studying in the medical profession or the trades.
Special Projects: Local non-profit agencies receive mini grants to help fund their projects.
In 2023, 20 agencies received a total of $60,000 – $15,000 more than last year.
In 2022, 15 agencies received a total of $45,000.
Memorial Fund: Welfare League selected SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) as the beneficiary of the $5,000 Memorial Fund Grant this season. The support means so much to the robust homeless prevention services SAY can conduct throughout Sonoma County.
Clothes Closet: This program provides new clothing to families sent to us by local service agencies.
Community Services: This service provides clothing and household items from the thrift shop to adults given a voucher by local agencies.
Layettes: Our volunteers purchase clothing, blankets, diapers, and other essential items for newborns that are distributed to local hospitals.
Mad Hatters: Our volunteers knit hundreds of hats each year to distribute to local schools, agencies, cancer and dialysis centers, and newborns in local hospitals.