Williamstown Community Chest

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our mission

Williamstown Community Chest strengthens community by mobilizing resources for organizations that assist our neighbors in need.

Our Values

Since 1927, the Williamstown Community Chest (WCC) has been a trusted presence in Williamstown and beyond. The staff and board are committed to:

Prudent stewardship

of donated resources

steadfast advocacy

for community agencies

nimble partnership

in times of crisis

Fundraising Milestones

A generous endowment covers our administrative costs, allowing 100% of the funds raised by the Williamstown Community Chest to go directly to our 19 member agencies. As in years past, any first time donor’s support will be matched through a special gift. With your help, we can reach our goal and help our community thrive.
$ 1 Million
$ 1 K
2023-24 GOAL
$ 1 K

Ways to Contribute

Our annual campaign and fundraising events provide everyone in our community an opportunity to contribute.

In the words of those we help

  • “The generous support of donors to the Community Chest provides BFAIR with the opportunity to enhance our services, provide necessary supports for the people that we serve, and helps to put a smile on the faces of many living in our community with cognitive disabilities and autism.”

    Rich Weisenflue
    Rich Weisenflue CEO, BFAIR
  • “Your support helps hundreds of women, men and children in our community receive life-saving services to escape and heal from violence, to create new homes and new lives. It provides intensive education to hundreds of Berkshire County children and youth so that we may prevent violence in the future. With your support, we promise you that we will work hard toward a world in which our children and our families may live safely and fearlessly. Thank you!"

    Janis Broderick
    Janis Broderick Executive Director, Elizabeth Freeman Center
  • "Thank you to all who are involved in contributing to Williamstown Community Chest and supporting those around you. Your generosity had and continues to have immense and lasting impact on our children and families."

    Heather A. LaBonte, MS
    Heather A. LaBonte, MS Director of Human Resources, Child Care of the Berkshires
  • A very big "thank you" to everyone involved in your food drive. The assortment of food and personal care products was fantastic and so very much appreciated. Your're the best! Lovingly, Phyllis

    Phyllis Babcock Community Bible Church Food Pantry
  • As an essential organization, Elder Services has continued to serve Berkshire seniors since the Corona virus first hit in mid-March. We're proud that every Monday through Friday more than 900 meals leave our kitchen in Lanesborough heading to all corners of Berkshire county. The Williamstown Community Chest grant allows us to continue providing this essential service during a very challenging time. We are grateful for your support and commitment to seniors in northern Berkshire.  

    Christopher McLaughlin Executive Director, Elder Services of Berkshire County ,Inc.
  • The Williamstown Community Chest support will assist Community Legal Aid in providing services to Berkshire County's most vulnerable, at-risk residents. We remain truly grateful for your support.

    Jonathan Mannina Executive Director, Community Legal Aid
  • On behalf of Berkshire Nursing Families and all of the Berkshire babies, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support of our program. Your support allows BNF to provide professional comprehensive lactation, parenting education and comfort to families.

    Rosalie Girard Executive Director, Berkshire Nursing Families
  • Thank you so much for the generous gift to BFAIR. My daughter works at the redemption center and your help has made her job just a little easier. Thank you for your support.

    Amy and Sarah Wiles
  • As a member of BFAIR's Family Advisory committee, I'd like to personally thank you for approving the grant to the redemption center. Your generous donation will help individuals succeed in employment and be proud of their work as they learn new machinery.

    Sheila Dargie, parent BFAIR, Family Advisory Committee
  • You have kept the safety net strong. You have assured that whatever challenges we face, we will face together.

    Anna Singleton Executive Director, Williamstown Community Chest
  • Thank you for creating new beginnings for the people we serve.

    Stephanie Steed CEO, 18 Degrees

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