Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Newsletter November 2013

The Annual Campaign is On!

The Community Chest Annual Fund drive began October 1st. We are grateful to the hundreds of donors who have already given us support of just over $200,000. With a goal to raise $650,000, however, we still have a long way to go.

The Community Chest is committed to its partnership with local agencies and programs through continued financial, educational and strategic support.

Please help us support the community services that hundreds of Concord and Carlisle residents rely on.

For more information about the Community Chest, please visit our website,, or call the office at (978)369-5250.

Community Chest to Collect Holiday Gifts for Community Members in Need

The Community Chest will operate its annual collection of unwrapped holiday gifts for all ages at the Concord Parade of Giving and and Town Tree lighting in Concord Center on Sunday, December 1st at 5:00pm. Collected gifts will be distributed to local agencies and programs who have identified local residents in need of support during the holiday season. Gifts should be in new condition. If you will not be at the tree lighting and would like to contribute a gift, please contact the Community Chest office at (978)369-5250 to arrange a drop off time. To learn more about the Tree Lighting, visit the Concord Chamber of Commerce website at

Annual Allocations Process Set to Begin

The Annual Allocations process begins in mid-December when the Community Chest distributes grant applications to any non-profit that focuses on human services and Concord and Carlisle residents. The Community Chest will accept applications until January 10, 2014. Please email for an application or for more information on eligibility.

The allocations process thoughtfully, rigorously, and systematically evaluates all grant applications. The allocations committee is a volunteer group comprised of Chest board members and community members from Concord and Carlisle.

Allocations chairs: Ann Sgarzi, Amy Capofreddi, and Wade Rubinstein

Allocations chairs: Ann Sgarzi, Amy Capofreddi, and Wade Rubinstein

Looking Ahead….

Friday, April 4th, 6:30pm
Gala and Fundraising Benefit
Mark the date in your calendars and look for more information soon!