As a result of the Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild fundraising we have amassed an archive of tangible results and a reputation as thoughtful and influential change agents dedicated to the public good. Starting in 1948, and filled with great energy and spirit, the Follies Show has been the major fundraiser for the guild. This show combines music, dance and the united passions of dedicated women raising funds to help meet the needs in the Wenatchee Valley. The Follies show is a way for the entire community to come together and raise money for multiple local non-profit groups such as Solomon’s Porch, Wenatchee Valley Senior Activities Center and the Wellness Place. It is because of the substantial donations from the Guild that these groups are able to achieve some of the things they do.
Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild reaches out to various levels of need in the community through our annual Christmas wreath sales. The beneficiaries of this fundraiser are the children of the Wenatchee Valley. When a need is recognized by a Follies member or a family applies for assistance, the Guild votes to give what is needed to a child or a group of children. These needs have varied from clothing and school supplies to scholarships for summer camps. We believe that no need is too small or too grand for our undivided attentions.
Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild is dedicated to helping make our community a better place to live and grow through volunteering. You can find Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild members serving needs at a local shelter, ringing Salvation Army bells during the holidays and baking treats for the Wellness Center. The Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild believes that volunteering is important to a strong community because it imbibes in others the spirit of generosity-of giving back to others; even strangers, all the good things we have received in life.