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NBUW's Spirit of Caring Awards Being Held in Person
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire United Way is hosting the 4th annual Spirit of Caring Awards on Thursday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 3 West Events in the Norad Mill.  This will be the first time since 2019 that the...
Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Recognize Work of Seven Individuals
Jerry Burke of Hillcrest Educational Centers responds to his Lifetime Achievement Award in this screenshot.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seven individuals were recognized for their outstanding work in the nonprofit community...
Berkshire United Way Thanks Donors During Live United Community...
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires was presented with Berkshire United way's Robert K. Agar Jr. Volunteerism Award. DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire United Way held its "Live United Community Celebration" for the...
BUW Names Former North Adams Mayor Bernard as New President
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Former North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard has been named president and chief executive officer of the Berkshire United Way.    He replaces Candace Winkler, who stepped down in August after about 18 months...
Abbott Memorial School Donates to Al Nelson Friendship Center
FLORIDA, Mass. —  Abbott Memorial School donated 1,508 items to the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams as part of its Project 351 Food Drive.   "The outpouring of support to help others through...
North Adams Food Drive Collects Half-Ton for Friendship Center Food...
Volunteers Robert Dubreuil, left, Franklin Risatti and coordinator Richard Davis stack boxes of food at the food pantry on Monday.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The annual citywide food drive has collected a half-ton of...
RSVP's Wheels for Wellness Seeks More Volunteers
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A rather new volunteer community car ride service operated by the Berkshire County Retired Senior Volunteer Program has been well received and needs more drivers to support its mission. Wheels for Wellness has given...
Berkshire Artists Raise Money for Elf Program
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A number of local artists raised nearly $800 for the Berkshire Community Action Council's Elf Program.    The benefit art show and reception was held recently at Gramercy Bistro on Water Street....
Berkshire Money Management Donates $25K in Food to Thanksgiving...
Harris puts in manual labor to bring the produce and other foods into South Congregational Church.   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — About 1,600 local families will have turkey day feasts on the table thanks to a collaboration...
Toys For Tots Sparking Joy for Children in Need This Holiday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Around 190 Toys For Tots boxes will be scattered around the county this holiday season to deliver joy to children in need. The toy collection effort accepts new, unwrapped toys for ages newborn to 14 years old in the...
New Crafters Connection Will Aid Northern Berkshire Community
The shop will offer the creations of a variety of local crafters. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It started with a desire to help people who lost their homes in a fire.    Now Berkshire Helping Hands is branching...
Operation Warm Returns Again to Share the Warmth
Coats were bagged up and ready to hand out to families.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 400 area children will have warm coats this winter thanks to the efforts of Operation Warm.    This community...
BFAIR Raises $3,900 with Wild Oats Market Partnership
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wild Oats donated $3,900 to BFAIR through its Round Up for Change Program. These monies will directly support individuals with disabilities.   "We are humbled by the generosity that we received during...
Freeman Center's 'Rise For Safety and Justice' Walks Aim to Represent...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Elizabeth Freeman Center's annual fundraiser to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence has undergone a couple of changes to be more inclusive and fit the needs of the pandemic. The former...
LitNet Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Literacy and Advocacy
Executive Director Leigh Doherty, left, board member Leslie Shatz and board President Merle Duskin Kailas.   STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Literacy Network of South Berkshire, known as LitNet, has been empowering...
Northern Berkshire Habitat Seeking Applicants for New Home
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is ready to accept applications for its newest house being constructed at 14 Maple St.    This is one of two homes the nonprofit organization is building on the...
Berkshire Food Project Names New Executive Director
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire Food Project has named Mark Rondeau of North Adams as its executive director.     The agency serves a free lunchtime takeout meal Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at First...
Goodwill Industries Raises Money to Support Youth Programs
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Throughout the month of July, the customers of Goodwill have been showing their good will.   On Tuesday, it paid off in a big way as Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Inc.,...
Berkshire Housing Announces Leadership Transition
Eileen Peltier, Executive Director of Downstreet Housing & Community Development, is one of three leads in creating and... Posted by Change The Story VT on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The board of...
Pandemic Closes Doors to Moments House
DALTON, Mass. — Local nonprofit Moments House will be closing its doors for good on March 31 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.     For 10 years, the all-volunteer organization has provided support and information,...
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