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Mission: To improve, develop and care for the health, welfare and general well being of residents of the greater Webster community.
2041 contacts to the Community Chest
2251 visits to the Tuesday Surplus Food Distribution
600+ people served from the Food Cupboard
210 holiday food baskets distributed
20 children received a summer recreation scholarship
37 families received emergency financial assistance
24 children received Christmas gifts
We are committed to helping organizations that strengthen our community by providing activities, and services for residents. We like to extend our resources to organizations for projects that may need extra funds. Organizations can write to Webster Community Chest 1000 Ridge Rd. Webster NY 14580 to request funds. The President may call the contact person and ask that they attend the next meeting to explain their project.
Webster Senior Citizens Luncheon
Webster Library - funding for the new Early Learning Center
The Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard located at 985 Ebner Drive is now closed. You may borrow equipment or make donations to the Webster Masonic Service Bureau, located at 979 Bay Road. Please call them at 671-9730 for their hours and items available.
The Chest provides assistance with food for those Webster residents in need. All items are donated by Webster businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individuals. The Food Cupboard is open by appointment and the individual is asked to provide proof of Webster residency and the reason they are in need. All items provided through the food cupboard are made possible by the generous donations of Webster residents & businesses and are available at no cost.
Each Tuesday evening there is a distribution of food (vegetables, fruit, bread, etc.) that has been regularly donated by Wegmans (Holt Road and Eastway), Hegedorns, BJs, Ridge Donut, Schutt's, and Panera Bread. Families who meet income guidelines are welcome to come as often as needed. Approximately 40 dedicate volunteers oversee this weekly program. Pictures of Tuesday food distribution.
Each Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas food baskets are assembled for families who qualify.
Shirley Miller was the Community Chest benefit's counselor for almost three decades. During those years, Shirley became the most visible part of the Community Chest working with those who most needed assistance. Each year the Webster Community Chest awards scholarships in Shirley's memory to Webster seniors. These seniors have performed significant community service.
The 2015 Shirley Miller Award winners are Molly Brady from Thomas High School and Rebecca Wood & Amanda McDowell from Schroeder High School. (Same order in picture.)
The Webster Community Chest provides summer camp scholarships to children in Webster families that qualify. These scholarships are available for a week of camp at the Bay View Y..