Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Newsletter April 2014

The 2013-2014 Annual Campaign ends on April 30th!

Please help us to spread the word! The Community Chest annual campaign ends in a few short weeks. In order to make the greatest impact this year, we need gifts or pledges by April 30th!

We have not yet reached our campaign goal, but with community support, we can achieve that objective. This year, The Chest hopes to raise $650,000 to support over 30 local human services programs.

It is a community commitment. If every household that was able donated $25 towards our campaign, we would have an additional $190,000 to use to help our neighbors in need.
Please make your gift today! Call the Community Chest office at 978-369-5250 or

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Do you recognize your neighbors?

Allocations 2014

Our volunteer team of 32 Concord and Carlisle residents is in the final stages of evaluating grant applications from over 30 local programs. These committee members carefully evaluate each application, followed by an interview of each program. Funding recommendations are made after a thoughtful analysis of all information. This year, programs have applied for well over $600,000 in funding assistance from the Community Chest. It is our hope to be able to award as much money as we can in response to these requests. The results of our annual campaign directly affect the dollars that we are able to distribute to these worthy programs. Please join us in saying thank you to your neighbors who have worked tirelessly on behalf of our community.

Have you seen…
the new Community Chest video?

It’s fresh and updated and is a great visual explanation of why we do what we do!

Can you help?

Several of the agencies we work with are in need of the specific goods listed here. Please contact the agency directly if you are able to help with their requests.

HGRM – microwave ovens, towels, silverware, cookware

DVSN – used cell phones

Concord Children’s Center – gently used children’s winter coats

Minute Man Arc – jigsaw puzzles, 200 pieces or less

Concord Council on Aging – paper goods: napkins, plates, cups

Thank you!!