Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Newsletter: October 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 Annual Campaign!

Fall has arrived and October marks the kick-off to the Community Chest Annual Campaign! For over 67 years, the Community Chest has appealed to community residents and businesses to give what they can to help neighbors in need. Last year, the Community Chest supported 29 local agencies that touch the lives of many community members who need help, whether it be rent assistance, domestic violence support, mental health support, elder care, early childhood scholarships, legal aid or food assistance. The 2013-2014 campaign aims to raise $650,000 to continue to help address the needs of these vital community organizations and programs. We thank our loyal donors for their continued support but also make a plea to residents who don’t include the Community Chest in their philanthropic giving to consider making a donation.

If every resident in Concord and Carlisle who was able to make a donation of just $25 made that contribution, The Chest would have an additional $190,000 to distribute in support of our neediest neighbors and friends.

The towns of Concord and Carlisle officially recognize the work that the Community Chest does by proclaiming October to be “Community Chest Month”.

Please consider joining the campaign!

Thank you!


Tickets purchased by 10/19 are $10 per child,

$30 family maximum (no adult ticket needed)*

*Includes access to all PumpkinFest activities and a pumpkin for each child.

Tickets purchased at the event are $15 per child, no family discount applies.*
*Includes access to all PumpkinFest activities; pumpkins provided on an as-available basis.

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest will sponsor its 2nd Annual PumpkinFest at Emerson Field in Concord on Sunday, October 20th from 2:00-4:00pm. The event will commence with a festive costume parade. Pirates, princesses, ninjas, rockstars, ghosts and more will proudly march around Emerson Field, so be sure to wear your costume! The event will also feature the popular Pumpkin Roll. Children challenge each other and their adult counterparts to a fast-moving and fun pumpkin rolling race.

In addition to the Pumpkin Roll, there will be pumpkin bowling, pumpkin shot put, face painting, sack races, crafts, music, food and more. The activity booths at the PumpkinFest will highlight some of the important local agencies that the Chest supports.

Tell a friend and join us for a festive, family afternoon!

Looking Ahead….

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