Improve, develop, and care for the health, welfare and general well being of residents of the greater 14580 Webster community.
How we carry out our mission
We carry out our mission by utilizing the energy and goodwill of many Webster residents and businesses to serve our neighbors who need a helping hand. The Chest raises the majority of the money needed through a campaign in the fall. We are then able to help individuals in their time of need. Organizations who provide programs to Webster residents may also request funding for a project that will strengthen our community.
The “Hometown” Community Chest was created to serve the people of Webster in ways not provided for by other social service agencies. On March 30, 1945, community representatives met to discuss the continuation of a group formed in WWII known as The War Chest Committee. The War Chest Committee had served the community well and it was the intention to consider establishing a local Community Chest to continue its service based work. By 1948, the evolution was complete for the forming of a Community Chest. On April 19th, 1948, the Community Chest was incorporated and continues its work to this day. The present Board of Directors meets seven times a year and helps to coordinate the workings of the Chest.
Webster is the only nearby town to have its own community chest.
Neighbors helping neighbors…
Since 1948 the Webster Community Chest has been helping our neighbors in the greater Webster community with the generous help of our residents. Each year the needs of our neighbors are different, but we are always ready as an organization to provide different resources through our Benefits Counselor Mary Ellen McDowell. Neighbors helping Neighbors, the theme of the Community Chest campaign, rings clear each year as your donations make it possible to help someone buy medicine, help with car repairs, or pay rent when an unexpected emergency happens.
Each year the greater Webster community is generous, with businesses, individuals, and school personnel helping us raise $60,000 in donations to help others. The Board of Directors of the Community Chest meets seven times a year and considers Aid to Organizations as well as Aid to Individuals. The graphics show how the Community Chest donations are allocated.
Thank you for continuing to help the Webster Community Chest provide the help our neighbors can count on when they are facing hard times and just need a helping hand. It is important to know that we as a community have given many a new start.
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Vice – President
Mary Ellen McDowell
Mary Fran Grenier