About Us/Join

You are invited to join the HLFS! Dues of only $10 per year cover postage and other administrative costs. All funds raised are returned to the Hudson community though annual grants and scholarships. You can use Venmo to pay dues online or  send a check to the Hudson League for Service Attention Membership PO Box 203 Hudson, OH 44236.

Click here for the membership form:

Membership Form 2024-25

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The HLFS sponsors the Ice Cream Social in June as part of Hudson Festival Days, the Scholastic book fairs in the fall and spring, Caroling on the Green in November, and a monthly Red Cross Blood Drive at Barlow Community Center. Other service opportunities undertaken by league members include a coat drive, food pantry volunteering, sponsoring a family through the holiday giving tree, and other projects as needs arise.

Students are encouraged to participate in HLFS and other service activities. The Hudson League for Service grants a $1,000 college scholarship to a high school senior (Hudson resident) who has given exemplary service to others. Information and applications can be obtained from this website.  The deadline for applications is March 1.

In addition, community grants are provided to a variety of local groups who apply for specific grants. Information and applications for grants can also be obtained from this website or by contacting HLFS. Fundraising events allow HLFS to return approximately $10,000 annually to the community.

The Hudson League for Service (HLFS) was founded in 1947 by a group of women organized by Jane Farrell Fitch to afford the opportunity to render volunteer service for the greatest benefit to the community, emphasizing the needs and interest of children.

Mrs. Fitch was born in Detroit, Michigan. She attended the University of Toledo, then pursued graduate studies at the wartime Harvard-Radcliffe Program where she was one of the first women to attend classes at Harvard Business School.

A longtime member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Mrs. Fitch owned and operated an antiques and interior design company, Robin Hill, Ltd., first headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, later in Nantucket, Mass., and, finally, in Washington, D.C. During the Johnson administration, she was invited to design a room at Blair House as a gift from the people of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to the nation.

She was also an active volunteer with the Akron Junior League, the Junior Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and a founder of the Hudson Heritage Association and of the Hudson League for Service.