Williamstown Community Chest

(1)

Charity Organization

Pass this important news from the Milne Public Library Williamstown on to friends who don't have easy access to WiFi.
04/05/2020

Pass this important news from the Milne Public Library Williamstown on to friends who don't have easy access to WiFi.

04/05/2020
Berkshire Helping Hands Charity Page

Northern Berkshire Residents who are elderly or in high-risk categories and are housebound as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, can receive a premade care package of food and/or supplies (such as toilet paper and cleaning products) delivered to their doorstep at no cost. There are no minimum income requirements. Towns covered are North Adams, Adams, Clarksburg and Williamstown. Please message the BHH page (link below) for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/Berkshire-Helping-Hands-Charity-Page-106409847506516/

BHH is an all volunteer community outreach in Northern Berkshires. We are the process of becoming a 501c3 organization. This page is for events and commutation. More info to come!

The bloodmobile will be at the MountainOne Investments  parking lot, 296 Main St. Williamstown on Thursday, April 9th fr...
04/04/2020

The bloodmobile will be at the MountainOne Investments parking lot, 296 Main St. Williamstown on Thursday, April 9th from 9am - 2:30pm.

All donations made via Berkshire Health Systems Bloodmobile help local patients, and for those dealing with cancer, other illnesses, and emergencies, the need is great. Blood donations are still needed urgently.
Donors are requested to be healthy without any symptoms of cough, cold, or fever.

Please schedule an appointment today, which helps prevent long wait times and assists BHS to plan for this event. To sign up, please contact (413) 447-2597 x 2 or [email protected]

Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative Al Nelson Friendship Center is looking for volunteers to help as it is b...
04/03/2020

Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative Al Nelson Friendship Center is looking for volunteers to help as it is busy as ever distributing food to those in need. As the COVID-19 crisis intensifies, increasing numbers of people require assistance, and the food pantry has altered its system of distributing food for the health and safety of all. Potential volunteers should be in good health, without any underlying conditions, and should be able to lift and move a 35-pound box.

Those interested should contact the food pantry via email [email protected], the website http://www.friendshipfoodpantry.org, or Facebook.

Our colleagues at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) are excited to announce that they have received a gr...
04/02/2020
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition |Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Our colleagues at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) are excited to announce that they have received a grant from the Berkshire County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to coordinate a weekend meal delivery service through our local restaurants to those community members who are currently unable to leave their homes and unable to access food on the weekend. This initiative is open to people who
reside in any one of the seven north Berkshire towns [Williamstown, North Adams, Clarksburg, Florida, Adams, Cheshire, and Savoy].

"This program is intended to reach individuals and families with no other access to food resources on weekends. We strive to reach those families and individuals who are not already connected with a food pantry or meal program. We will be asking interested participants what food resources they are already accessing in order to avoid any duplication of efforts and so that we can expand our community's ability to provide for vulnerable populations.

If you know of any individual who is in need of food on the weekend because they are dependent on food delivery services at this time, please provide them with the nbCC main phone number, 413-663-7588. nbCC staff will be taking phone calls Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm. Orders for weekend delivery will be placed on Fridays at 3pm and deliveries will be coordinated for Saturday at a designated time.

This program is free of charge, as nbCC will be using the funds we were awarded to compensate both the restaurant and the delivery driver for their service.

Please feel free to reach out to Liz or I at the Coalition if you have any questions. At this time, calling our office is the best way to reach us as we are all buried in email correspondence.

Please feel free to share this email with information about the program with other organizations or individuals who are working with members of our communities that would benefit from this service. Thank you for your collaboration in this effort!"

Organizing, supporting and empowering the Northern Berkshires for over 33 years.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
04/01/2020

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker made an appeal on Saturday for Massachusetts residents to donate blood, calling it a way to save lives as the state strives to prevent its health care system from becoming overwhelmed by the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. Please consider donating blood at this Blood Drive in Williamstown on Thursday, April 9.

This from the W'town Council on Aging via WilliNet - TV:TWO local food pantries are OPEN TODAY (4/1):In N. Adams, the Al...
04/01/2020

This from the W'town Council on Aging via WilliNet - TV:
TWO local food pantries are OPEN TODAY (4/1):

In N. Adams, the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry (temporarily located in the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center, 70 Holden Street, opposite the Big Y) hours are from 10 am - 2pm AND 3:30-5:30pm. They’re also looking for volunteers, if interested email them:
[email protected]

Sts. Patrick and Raphael Roman Catholic Parish Food Pantry hours TODAY (4/1) are 9:30am-12:00. Use Mission Park Drive drive to enter the church lot, circle around behind the building, stay in your car and someone will assist you. Walkers go to the front of the line, they’ll try to help you first.

Thank you to the Mount Greylock Regional School District for providing free lunches for any Williamstown resident. Menus...
03/19/2020

Thank you to the Mount Greylock Regional School District for providing free lunches for any Williamstown resident. Menus and additional instructions appear below.

Menus for free lunches being provided by Mount Greylock Regional School District for any Williamstown resident. Available for pickup between 9:30 and 10:30 daily at Williamstown Elementary. Delivery also possible, please note in your lunch request.

03/18/2020
The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations for its fifth annual award. Dea...
03/18/2020
Community Service Awards - Williamstown Community Chest

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations for its fifth annual award. Deadline is April 17.

The award honoring Faith Scarborough, Edith and Adolph Salomon and Hank and Mary Flynt, recognizes a person's, persons' or civic group's demonstrated dedication, excellence and integrity to community service in order to make Williamstown a better place.

Nominations should be submitted via the nomination form on the Williamstown Community Chest's website at goo.gl/a0ZQTi. If you need a hard copy, you can request one from the WCC office by calling 413-458-2443 or e-mailing [email protected]

If possible, the award will be presented in person at the town meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Williamstown Elementary School.

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations for its fifth annual award. This Award is a result of the merger of the Faith R. Scarborough Award and the Williamstown Community Chest Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors Faith Scarborough and her ded...

Our colleagues at Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc. are offering some vital services to help our neighbors in nee...
03/17/2020

Our colleagues at Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc. are offering some vital services to help our neighbors in need. Spread the word!

How Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc. can help YOU during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

🔥 If you were recently laid off, or experience a business slow down, APPLY FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE! More info can be found below.

Call our offices where our staff are more than happy to assist you.
☎️ 413-445-4503 Central / South Berkshire
☎️413-663-3014 North Berkshire
Visit www.bcacinc.org for more information

WCC ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED!In light of recent recommendations regarding large group gatherings, we have decided to pos...
03/10/2020

WCC ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED!

In light of recent recommendations regarding large group gatherings, we have decided to postpone the Williamstown Community Chest's 93rd annual meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12. We will share the new date as soon as it is set. At this time, our hope is to re-schedule for mid-May.

Our priority is to promote health and safety in our community and we encourage everyone to follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Thank you for your support of the Community Chest.

POSTPONED!!Our free screening of Missing Link, scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Images Cinema has been postponed. We ...
03/06/2020

POSTPONED!!

Our free screening of Missing Link, scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Images Cinema has been postponed. We will reschedule as soon as it is prudent .

POSTPONED! Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Annual Meeting. We will share the new date as soon as i...
03/05/2020

POSTPONED! Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Annual Meeting. We will share the new date as soon as it is set. At this time, our hope is to re-schedule for mid-May. Please share the news.

Happy Golden Anniversary to our partners at Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.! It is wonderful to see them moving forwa...
03/04/2020
Child Care of the Berkshires Celebrates 50 Years

Happy Golden Anniversary to our partners at Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.! It is wonderful to see them moving forward with beautifully renovated facilities and strong community support.

President and CEO Anne Nemetz-Carlson speaks at the annual meeting. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Child Care of the Berkshires could be celebrating the milestone of its 50th anniversary...

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations through April 19, 2020. To nomi...
03/04/2020
Scarborough Salomon Flynt Award - Williamstown Community Chest

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations through April 19, 2020. To nominate a person, persons or organization click the link or image below.
https://tinyurl.com/r759mkk

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations for its third annual award, May 2020. This Award is a result of the merger of the Faith R. Scarborough Award and the Williamstown Community Chest Volunteer of the Year Award.

Huge congratulations to our partners at the Elizabeth Freeman Center who were awarded a $189,928 grant for a partnership...
02/29/2020
Elizabeth Freeman Center lands $190K in state money for healthy teen relationships initiative

Huge congratulations to our partners at the Elizabeth Freeman Center who were awarded a $189,928 grant for a partnership with 18 Degrees Family Services for Western MA's Live Out Loud Youth Project to implement the Educating Equity Project, geared toward preventing domestic violence and showing young people the path to healthy, fulfilling relationships.

"Getting funds like this allows us to really, really go upstream, and see why people are drowning instead of just standing and pulling people out of the river and trying to get them up on their feet."

PITTSFIELD — The state wants to stop domestic violence before it starts, and it's looking to partners in Berkshire County to make that happen. In a visit to the Elizabeth Freeman Center on …

POSTPONED! Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Annual Meeting. We will share the new date as soon as i...
02/27/2020

POSTPONED! Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Annual Meeting. We will share the new date as soon as it is set. At this time, our hope is to re-schedule for mid-May. Please share the news.

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations through April 19, 2020. To nomi...
02/26/2020
Scarborough Salomon Flynt Award - Williamstown Community Chest

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations through April 19, 2020. To nominate a person, persons or organization click the link or image below.
https://tinyurl.com/r759mkk

The Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award Committee is accepting nominations for its third annual award, May 2020. This Award is a result of the merger of the Faith R. Scarborough Award and the Williamstown Community Chest Volunteer of the Year Award.

Spread the word to your immigrant neighbors! Our partners at the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the Berkshire Immigrant Ce...
02/17/2020

Spread the word to your immigrant neighbors! Our partners at the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the Berkshire Immigrant Center are teaming up for a "Breaking the Ice" celebration at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire this coming Thursday, February 20 from 5-8:30 pm.

Love your community!Support our future. Show your love. Donate today @williamstowncommunitychest.org.
02/14/2020

Love your community!
Support our future. Show your love. Donate today @williamstowncommunitychest.org.

Drop in anytime between 3-6 pm today, February 14, for light refreshments and small groups tours of the newly refurbishe...
02/14/2020
Louison House – Rebuilding Hope

Drop in anytime between 3-6 pm today, February 14, for light refreshments and small groups tours of the newly refurbished "Terry's Place" - the original Louison House - at 395 Old Columbia Street in Adams.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Sign up to help move smaller, lighter objects this weekend, in advance of the professional movers coming in for the big stuff on Monday.

Louison House offers many services, such as the Representative-Payee Program, to further support residents to secure housing and engage in skills development

Love your community!WCC welcomes Berkshire Immigrant Center, our newest member agency. They advocate for the rights of a...
02/13/2020

Love your community!
WCC welcomes Berkshire Immigrant Center, our newest member agency. They advocate for the rights of all immigrants.

Show your love. Donate today @ williamstowncommunitychest.org.

Love your community!The Salomons showed love for their community through service and support. Show your love. Donate tod...
02/12/2020

Love your community!
The Salomons showed love for their community through service and support. Show your love. Donate today @williamstowncommunitychest.org.

02/05/2020
Louison House Shelter Reopens in Adams | Connecting Point | Feb. 4, 2020

Our Partners at Louison House finally ready to move back into their building in Adams while their North Adams home, Flood House, undergoes some renovations!

They need some help with the move - here's their current schedule:

Tentative Schedule for Assistance Needed:
• February 10-12th, Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 5:00-8:00pm (Monday and Tuesday in North Adams, Wednesday location TBD). Task: PACK boxes and join the residents for dinner break at 6:00pm.
• Wednesday February 12th 10:00am-5:00pm in ADAMS. Moving items (bed frames, mattresses, box springs, shelves, and some boxes). Also final clean up in basement storage area, hanging of curtain rods, putting up shelves, fitting mattress covers on mattresses, and starting process to making the house our Home. Trucks and muscle needed, but also some finesse for arranging.
• Thursday, February 13th TBD IF daytime moving, let us know if you are available.
• Thursday, February 13th 3:00 More moving, cleaning, sorting, arranging. Trucks likely needed.
• Friday, February 14th: Casual Open House with tours of Terry's Place (Adams). Drop in 3:00-6:00. Light refreshments available.
• Saturday and Sunday February 15th and 16th More moving via trucks and muscles. Helping to move over as many lighter items as possible. TBD, but Tentatively, Saturday 10:00-2:00 and Sunday 1:00-4:00.
• Monday, February 17th. Big Move with All Ways Moving (Pittsfield), who are donating movers and a large truck.

Call Louison House for more info: (413) 663-6323

When the Louison House homeless shelter in Adams, Massachusetts experienced an electrical fire and flooding in the early summer of 2016, no one knew it would...

Our partners at Tapestry,the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, and the Elizabeth Freeman Center are hosting this t...
01/23/2020

Our partners at Tapestry,the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, and the Elizabeth Freeman Center are hosting this timely and important free event this coming Monday, January 27 at the Holiday Inn Berkshires. Pass the word along!

North Adams - "What Do I Say? How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex and Sexuality." Monday, Jan 27, 2020, 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn. Please join us! - Tapestry 🙂

Moving day for our Partners at Louison House is almost here!The homeless shelter is set to move back home to Adams after...
01/22/2020
Louison House homeless shelter readies move back to Adams home after fire, renovation

Moving day for our Partners at Louison House is almost here!

The homeless shelter is set to move back home to Adams after a 2016 fire forced it into temporary quarters in North Adams.

Interior work is set for completion January 22. The next week will be used for cleaning and moving smaller items. The big move, when larger items and the residents move in, will be from February 10 - 15.

Anyone with a truck and/or sturdy set of hands is needed to help!

ADAMS — Moving day for the Louison House is almost here. The homeless shelter is set to move back home to Adams after a 2016 fire forced it into temporary quarters in North Adams, at the …

Thanks to our partners at the Northern Berkshire United Way for collecting all your the to our Diaper Drive at the Penny...
12/10/2019

Thanks to our partners at the Northern Berkshire United Way for collecting all your the to our Diaper Drive at the Penny Social this past weekend.

Remember that we are accepting donations until December 17!

Drop off locations and times are: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Donation boxes will be placed outside the office area but you may also leave them with a staff member.

-Williamstown Community Chest Office: 84 Spring Street, Williamstown.

-Northern Berkshire United Way Office: 40 Main Street North Adams at the Holiday Inn (not in hotel, office suite on parking lot side).

We had a great time collecting diapers at the Penny Social/Nonprofit Fair at the Holiday Walk this past weekend! If you would like to drop off any diapers or wipes as part of our collaborative Diaper Drive with the Williamstown Community Chest, you still have time!

Drop off locations and times are: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Donation boxes will be placed outside the office area but you may also leave with a staff member.

-Northern Berkshire United Way Office: 40 Main Street North Adams at the Holiday Inn (not in hotel, office suite on parking lot side).

-Williamstown Community Chest Office: 84 Spring Street, Williamstown. 9am-3pm- Monday-Friday. Donation boxes will be placed outside the office area but you may also leave with a staff member.

Congratulations to our partners at Louison House for their successful Musical Bingo fundraiser at Mingo's Sports Bar & G...
12/09/2019

Congratulations to our partners at Louison House for their successful Musical Bingo fundraiser at Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill!

THANK YOU to all our volunteers, donors, visitors, and participants for making our 2019 Non-Profit Penny Social at the W...
12/08/2019

THANK YOU to all our volunteers, donors, visitors, and participants for making our 2019 Non-Profit Penny Social at the Williamstown Holiday Walk such a success. (Photo Jean F. Vankin)

Address

84 Spring Street
Williamstown, MA
01267

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Williamstown Community Chest posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Williamstown Community Chest:

Nearby government services