Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society was started in 1926 by five women who saw children lacking basic nutrition - so they came together, made and sold aprons, and used the money to buy milk for the families in need. For more than 90 years, the women of Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare have carried on the legacy to ensure the well-being of local children and families in need. Through volunteering and fundraising efforts, we partner with our generous neighbors and business community to raise much-needed funds for excellent area non-profits that do the daily hard work of serving the local community with a focus on providing food, shelter, and the basic tools and resources for a child or family in need. GEIW also awards two scholarships each year to students from Glen Ellyn high schools to attend College of DuPage - high-achieving scholars who could not otherwise afford to continue their education.
GEIW News and Upcoming Events
4th Annual Family Fitness Walk - Sunday, April 22, 2018
Run by the GEIW Junior Volunteers, a high school student organization whose mission is aligned with ours, the Family Fitness Walk invites all friends and family to the Glenbard West track for some walking, a 5k Fun Run, food, and more!
34th Annual Housewalk - Friday, May 11, 2018
Our largest fundraiser of the year! Every spring we showcase a handful of spectacular homes throughout the neighborhood in order to raise money for our local charities.
Tickets are available on-line NOW in local Glen Ellyn stores SOON!
We proudly support 24 local agencies who focus on helping children in our area!
Our agencies are always looking for new/gently used personal, food & home items. Check the list below for a list of agency needs!