Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Camp Fundraising Underway - Send a Kid to Camp!

Wellesley Friendly Aid (WFA) embodies the spirit of community in Wellesley where neighbors help neighbors in need.  The funds donated by residents and businesses go directly to supporting members of the Wellesley community when they most need help.  For over a century, WFA has played the unique role of launching programs that fill gaps in local social services and safety nets. 

Although Wellesley has a reputation as an affluent town, reality can be quite different for some of our residents, including those living in public or affordable housing.

Our programs for low income families include:

Providing scholarships for children to attend camp - 65 in 2023!
► Through Wellesley Connects, providing Wellesley High School juniors with guidance and educational support to assist with the college application process
► Distributing grocery gift cards for holiday meals at Thanksgiving
► Granting financial aid in critical situations
► Helping to complete applications for fuel assistance 

Other programs that serve all residents, regardless of income, include:

► Lending medical equipment free of charge
► Hosting Friendship Circle, a social group for senior women
► Supporting ESL programs

All of our volunteers are Wellesley residents.  Almost all our financial support comes from Wellesley residents, businesses and other organizations. We are neighbors helping neighbors.

Find our trifold description here.  Please contact us if you'd like a hard copy.