Thursday December 13, 2012

The Williamstown Community Chest has launched its annual fundraising campaign for 2012-2013.

Supporting local agencies in the Northern Berkshires for generations, the Community Chest once again is seeking the support of local neighbors and business partners to help reach another successful campaign goal.

The co-chairs for this year’s campaign are Laurie Riley and James Mahon. Honorary campaign chairs are Dr. Earl Wilkins and Dr. Jonathan Cluett, both of Williamstown.

This year’s fundraising goal is $250,000, with 100 percent of funds raised directly serving all of the WCC’s 15 member agencies.

Agencies the Community Chest benefits are: The Berkshire County American Red Cross, Berkshire Children and Families, Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Child Care of the Berkshires, Ecu-Health Care, Elder Services of Berkshire County, Elizabeth Freeman Center, Equus Therapeutic, Inc., Family Life Support Center, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, Northern Berkshire YMCA, United Cerebral Palsy, Williamstown Community Preschool, Williamstown Youth Center and the newest Community Chest agency, Berkshire Family And Individual Resources (BFAIR).

As in years past, any first time donor’s support will be matched through a special gift.

For more information, contact the Community Chest at (413) 458-2443 or visit