The Junior Women's Club of Fairfield is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to receive funds raised at the club's 2011 "A Visit to Santa's House" event.

To be considered, an organization must be a not-for-profit and in need of financial assistance; based in Fairfield, Bridgeport, Easton or Westport; and offer opportunities for JWC members to partner on causes, events and activities.

Applications may be downloaded from the JWC website

Completed applications and supplemental materials should be e-mailed to the JWC CARE Committee at or mailed to Junior Women's Club of Fairfield, CARE Committee, P.O. Box 1092, Fairfield, CT 06825.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 16.

The Junior Women's Club, a nonprofit service organization, is open to women in Fairfield and surrounding towns who are 18 and older.

Recent Santa's House grant recipients include Brady's Smile, Burroughs Community Center and Mercy Learning Center.