The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest is an organization built on the concept of neighbors helping neighbors. In times of stability and times of challenge in our community, the Community Chest is a stable of resources and support to dozens of organizations, and thousands of individuals who struggle to live fully in our communities. However, in many circumstances our neighbors are at critical risk. The WIN (When in Need) Fund helps Concord and Carlisle individuals and families with unexpected or emergency expenses to aid them in getting through a challenging time. The Community Chest works closely with the Community Outreach Coordinator, Concord Council on Aging, Carlisle Council on Aging, and other community agencies on case referral.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Community Chest has expanded our emergency support to address the short and long-term implications of those impacted by the COVID-19 situation. Please consider donating in this extreme time of need.
Here is a letter from Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Executive Director, Jennifer Ubaldino:
To engage our community to help neighbors in need. The mission of the Community Chest has long been one of support and sharing of resources. In this critical time of need, we are here to support you and our towns by sharing not only of financial resources, but also knowledge and information. Please see below a few steps we are taking:
1) We are gathering a list of services and resources that local organizations are providing during this COVID-19 crisis. Click here. We will update these resources as more information becomes available. Please check our website for current information.
2) Please share this information with your neighbors and friends, and please share with us resources you are aware of that are not listed. Whether you are an organization, individual or family in need of assistance, or you have help to offer, let’s all stay connected so as to help one another.
3) We are also a resource. There are so many immediate needs in our community, but the needs will also be long-term and widespread. In addition to our Annual Campaign that supports organizations who serve our neighbors in need throughout the year, we also have a fund at the Chest set up specifically for emergency relief – the WIN Fund – and are well prepared to assist with the ongoing hardships on families and individuals in our community following this crisis. Please consider donating in this extreme time of need.
4) For the next few weeks, our staff will be working remotely when necessary and therefore may be in the office limited hours. Please email me directly with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer C. Ubaldino