Winter Raffle Preview #2 – A Classic from Kate Spade

Fun and functional, this Rowe Satchel checks all the boxes!

Presenting the Kate Spade Rowe Small Top Zip Satchel

In classic Kate Spade style, this zip-top satchel in “Peach Puff” light pink pebble leather features goldtone hardware, double tassels, interior jacquard lining with zip and slip pockets.  The Rowe stands on its own with 4 protective feet.  Double handles with a 5” Drop, plus a removable crossbody strap.

Approximate size:  10” x 8” x 4.5”

This purse was donated to the Winter Raffle by the educators and staff at the White School. 

About the Winter Raffle 

We’ve re-imagined and expanded our famous Purse Raffle, to support our small business community and our schools. We have assembled a stellar line up of fabulous high end and designer purses and put together gift certificate packages purchased to support locally-owned Woburn restaurants.  

Raffle ticket sales begin Monday, January 18th.

Tickets can be purchased online or by mail.  Raffle ticket stubs will be returned by mail.  Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 6 for $20

For more information on the Winter Raffle, including important rules and terms, visit www.


Winning Home Steps Up to Support Woburn Schools During COVID-19

The Winning Home Foundation remains committed to Woburn’s children at this most critical time in their educational experience.  WCEF is proud to announce receipt of a $10,000 charitable grant from Winning Home, Inc., to fund special projects and new initiatives to address the educational needs of Woburn’s high-risk students in a hybrid learning environment during COVID-19.  This year’s award brings the total investment from Winning Home, Inc., to $40,000 in just 5 years; past grants have supported 35 innovative new projects that continue to benefit every student in the Woburn Public Schools. 

This generous grant from Winning Home will be gifted to the schools to improve the learning experience of children struggling to learn remotely, and also fund innovative programs to support enhanced livestream and in-person instruction.  “This year, the district’s English language learners and those from low-income households are more at-risk than ever,” explains WCEF’s Maureen Willis.  “The realities of COVID-19 place limits on their ability to interact directly with educators, and to form supportive bonds with their peers.  This affects not only their academic progress but their emotional health and well-being.”  She continues, “This grant from Winning Home will not only support their educational experience this year, but also will impact their learning success for years to come.  We are grateful to the board of Winning Home for its continued commitment to Woburn’s most at-risk children.”

About Winning Home:  The Winning Home Foundation was formed through the sale of land assets of what was locally known as “Winning Farm for Children”.  The sale process produced cash assets for long-term investment, and preserved approximately 50 acres of the farmland as permanent open space.  Winning Home, Inc. remains true to the spirit and intent of its benefactor by working “for the benefit of children who are economically, socially, physically, emotionally or mentally handicapped or disadvantaged and their families.” Since its conversion from a landowner to a charitable trust, Winning Home has made grants over $4.8 million to area charitable organizations.  Learn more at

Photo Caption:  Due to COVID-19, the board of Winning Home did not make in-person check presentations this year.  Members of the WCEF gathered after a recent meeting to thank the Foundation.  Pictured are (l-r):  WCEF Board Member Michael Martini, WCEF Board Chair Joe Crowley, WCEF Board Member Robert E. Maguire, WCEF Executive Director Maureen Willis, WCEF Board Member Joanne Mulkerin.  Learn more about WCEF at          

Our 2018-2019 Educator Grant Program is Now Open!

WCEF is pleased to announce that this year’s Educator Grants Program is now open.  Educational Professionals from the Woburn Public Schools are invited to apply for funds to support their creative ideas for programs or projects that are not funded by the regular school budget.  Grants of up to $1,000 will be made to support new initiatives at any grade level and in any subject, to include the arts, sciences, literacy, math, social studies, physical education and 21st Century skills.

The deadline for grant applications is Monday, January 22, 2019.  Grant awards will be announced in early March 2019.  Please visit our Educator Grants Page for the complete Grant Application and Guidelines.

For the full list of projects funded by WCEF since our founding in 2015, visit our Educator Grant Awards page.