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In support of the Helpers Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Westconn would like to extend information for the HCSF's Scholarship Benefit & Luncheon. We hope you will be able to join!
When: Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 2:00pm
Where: The Water's Edge at Giovanni's
2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world" -Nelson Mandela
The Honorable Richard A. Robinson
Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
DONATION: $70 - (10 yrs and under $25)
Silent auction proceeds support scholarship fund
THE STORY OF THE HELPERS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC
The Helpers Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc., represents the dream, vision and mission of the late Mrs. Rosa Belle Robinson, Founder. Mrs. Robinson, a South Carolina native departed this life in 2002; however she left a legacy for us to follow. Her dream, vision and mission will continue to be carried forth as we strive to: “help our youth to help themselves”.
The Helpers Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc., began more than 46 years ago, when the Late Mrs. Rosa Belle Robinson imparted her vision to help her community of low-income families. The Helpers Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was incorporated in the State of Connecticut on April 5, 1989 as successor to the Christian Helpers Club of Stamford, Connecticut. The name was changed as the Foundation awards scholarships on a prescribed selection basis without regard to religion, race, color or creed. The Scholarship Awardees are high school graduates selected based upon established criteria, including scholastic achievements, successful volunteer endeavors and financial need.
The organization is a non-profit entity recognized as a tax-exempt corporation with 501 © (3) status granted under the Internal Revenue Service Code. This determination was granted June 5, 1991. The Helpers Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was organized solely for the purpose of promoting higher educational goals to aspiring students in Fairfield County. Financial Aid through this scholarship is available to assist and encourage these students to strive to reach their goals and is offered on a selective basis as deemed appropriate.
Mrs. Robinson (fondly called Nana by many) desired to help youth be afforded the opportunity to attend college. Her investing began with offering homemade cakes and dinners to a homegrown nucleus of volunteers. Nana was also highly successful in gathering support from local and state legislators and politicians, who in turn offered advice and participation to the organization. For forty-five years an annual luncheon has been sponsored by the organization, wherein the scholarship recipients and their families are recognized for their achievements. These annual luncheons have grown from initial gatherings of small groups to over flow crowds.
We are pleased that since its origin, the Helpers Club has sponsored more than 400 youths that have received scholarships ranging between $500 and $800. Additionally, the recipients also receive school supplies, including a book bag and on occasion have included a laptop. Many of the previous recipients are now successful attorneys, bankers, teachers, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Many recipients return each year to the scholarship luncheons to encourage others on their way.
The current membership is comprised of dedicated, hardworking individuals prepared to offer counselling and moral support to the college bound youth as well as to both high school and college students on an individual basis.
We appreciate our sponsors for sponsoring, parents for nurturing and our communities for supporting the continuing endeavor of providing: “Scholarship Dollars for Scholars”.