Westfield United Fund

 
 

Welcome to the Westfield United Fund!

Our mission is to help members of our local Westfield area communities who need care and social services.

Our purpose is to fund quality programs provided by independent agencies approved by the Westfield United Fund. We strive to identify unmet needs and support programs and services that address the needs of individuals, families, teens, children, and seniors, including those with physical and psychological disabilities.

Our goal is to be a community resource for residents in need as well as those looking for ways to give back.

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Executive Director Deirdre Gelinne with The Origami Club Kids (l. to r.): Emily Engel, Katie Palmer, Cottler Vierschilling, Greg Oliveri, Kaiyang Zhu, Richie Vasquez, Kevin Arndt

Meet The Origami Club Kids!

A group of fourth graders at Jefferson School who call themselves the Origami Club recently donated $155!  As Cottler Vierschilling explained in a letter to the WUF, he and some of his friends at school wanted to do something to help people in our community. They had also become interested in origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, and enjoyed learning to make a variety of shapes. They decided to form the Origami Club and began building an inventory of different shapes, following the instructions they found on Youtube. They made about 350 swans, stars, etc., which they sold to classmates at Jefferson School, along with lemonade.

Cottler's parents suggested that they donate the proceeds to the Westfield United Fund, since we help lots of people in the community. This was our first donation from a kids club! It's wonderful to see a group of kids who care about others in the community, and take action to help. What a great example of compassion in action! 


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Sarah receives help from a teacher at the Homework Club, part of our After School Tutoring program.