We are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Mary and Henry Flynt grants:
Berkshire Immigrant Center
Berkshire Nursing Families
Child Care of the Berkshires
Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County
Sand Springs Recreational Center
United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County
Williamstown Community Preschool
Williamstown Historical Museum
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
The application deadline for the next round of Flynt Grants is September 15, 2017.
Click here to apply: Flynt Grant Application
Join us as we celebrate this milestone!
90th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Williams Inn
1090 Main Street, Williamstown
Highlights of the Year
Election of Board Members and Officers
Refreshments and Social Hour
Celebrate Generosity Around the World
Giving Tuesday, November 29
Williamstown Community Chest
encourages community members to begin the Season of Giving
with a gift of time, money, goods or voice
The Williamstown Community Chest will mark the day by distributing “Sand for Seniors.” Aubuchon Hardware of Williamstown has donated 50 pails to be filled with sand and distributed to seniors in anticipation of slippery walkways during the coming winter. They encourage others to join them or volunteer wherever they are needed.
Founded nearly 90 years ago, the Williamstown Community Chest is unusually fortunate in that a generous endowment covers all overhead costs, so every penny of annual contributions is distributed directly to non-profits that serve the communities. This year’s campaign is currently underway with a goal of $260,000 to support the 16 local member agencies.
To get involved contact: Kathy McKnight at 413-458-1694 or williamstowncommunitychest.org Brian O’Grady (Community Chest board member and executive director of the Williamstown Council on Aging), Anne Singleton (Community Chest Executive Director), Kathy McKnight (Community Chest board President), and Chad Forrest (manager of Aubuchon Hardware in Williamstown).
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Chest has received a bequest from the estate of Mary and Henry Flynt, longtime residents of Williamstown and devoted supporters of the community, with a value of approximately $750,000.
The bequest is the largest-ever received by the Community Chest.
“We are honored by Mary and Henry’s trust in the Community Chest,” Kathy McKnight, president of the Chest’s board of directors, said. “They set an example of service to neighbors and to organizations that make Williamstown a strong community and we are proud to follow their lead.”
The terms of the bequest specify that the gift be used to establish an endowment fund and 5 percent of its value on January 1 of each year be distributed as grants by means of a competitive process to “persons or entities (including the Town of Williamstown) that provide services to the town or its residents (although not necessarily exclusively).”
Our Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm at The Williams Inn.
The agenda includes Highlights of the Year; Election of Board Members and Officers, Recognition of Member Agencies, and a special presentation by Kids4Harmony.
Donations are pouring in. Thank you for making your donation. There is still time to make a difference. Donate today, by clicking on our link, or by mailing your check to PO Box 204, Williamstown.
Here’s the full schedule for our second annual Blitz Week, March 14 – 21, 2015
Michael Whitney Brown, director of the Gospel choirs at Hotchkiss, Taft, and Salisbury Schools in Connecticut, will lead us in singing traditional tunes, family favorites and gospel greats.
All ages are welcome to join in and sing–or join in and listen!
Mr. Brown has shared his music in concert halls, schools, churches, nursing homes, and correctional facilities in Europe, Australia, and the United States. We look forward to seeing him in Williamstown.
This is a free event; please bring friends and family members and join us.
Join In – Lend a Hand – Put Us Over the Top!
March 15 – 22, 2014 is Blitz Week for the Williamstown Community Chest. Check out the artwork in storefronts on Spring Street, created by the children from two of our member agencies, Williamstown Community Preschool and Williamstown Youth Center.
Tuesday, March 18th: Amy”s Cottage, 24 Water Street, will contribute 10% of the day”s sales to the Chest”s annual campaign
Wednesday, March 19th: Ruby Sparks, 37 Spring Street, will contribute 10% of the day”s sales to the Chest”s annual campaign
Wednesday, March 19th: The Orchards Hotel hosts Chamber night, spotlighting the Community Chest and our member agencies
Many thanks to Images Cinema for hosting a screening of National Velvet to kick off the festivities and to Goodman”s Jewelers for contributing 10% of the day”s sales on March 15th.