Founded in 1886, The Saturday Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of volunteer women located in downtown Wayne, PA, the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line. We fulfill our mission – to improve the lives of women, children and families in the greater Philadelphia region – through financial contributions and volunteer service hours. Members of The Saturday Club regularly organize and facilitate community service projects, donation drives, community outreach programs and fundraisers throughout the club year. We welcome new members to be part of our efforts to have a direct and meaningful impact on our community and to help enrich the lives of others.
One of the oldest women’s clubs nationwide, The Saturday Club has a rich history of commitment to the surrounding community. Highlights include campaigning for child labor laws and the protection of women from assault in 1907; raising funds for French orphans during World War I; entertaining troops, establishing an emergency Red Cross Hospital at the Clubhouse and selling more than $85,000 worth of war bonds during World War II; and preparing volumes of books in Braille for the Royer-Greaves School for the Blind in Paoli during the 1930s. Today members of The Saturday Club continue to be leaders in community outreach and civic issues, with a focus on fundraising and community service efforts.
In addition to its philanthropic efforts, the Club has published three award-winning cookbooks – Philadelphia Main Line Classics (1982), Main Line Classics II: Cooking Up a Little History (1996) and Main Line Entertains (2005).