Congratulations to our Partner Agency Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. which recently announced the receipt of a $1 million grant for renovations to its facility at the former Haskins School on Rt. 8 in North Adams. [Read more…]
We are proud to team up with the Northern Berkshire United Way to offer need-based scholarships for these MCLA youth summer camp opportunities in creative writing, science and robotics, and computer programming through a collaborative grant provided by MountainOne.
Please contact Anne at the Community Chest at 413-458-2443 or Christa at United Way at 413-663-9062 for more information. Call soon as funds are limited.
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