2018 Shirley Miller Scholarship Winners
“I can’t thank you enough. This is the first time I have ever faced a financial situation like this and I can’t begin to describe the anxiety I have been feeling. Your help has eased this tremendously and I am very grateful.”
Aid for Individuals
Please note that the Food Cupboard is closed. Emergency food and financial assistance during a crisis or emergency are still available.
Mission: To improve, develop and care for the health, welfare and general well being of residents of the greater Webster community.
In 2018 the Webster Community Chest assisted many in the 14580 zip code. This includes:
- 1329 contacts to the Community Chest
30 families received emergency financial assistance
40 children received a summer camp scholarship
8 families received emergency food assistance (this includes 6 individuals served through Meals on Wheels)
Aid for Organizations
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 at 1000 Ridge Rd. Webster NY 14580 to request funds. The President may then call the contact person and ask that they attend the next meeting to explain their project.
In 2018 the Chest supported the following:
- Annual Webster Senior Citizens Luncheon
SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association)
Webster Public Library BookBox Program
WCSD GOAL program (Growth and Opportunity through Alternative Learning)
WCSD Food Service Refrigeration for the Aquaponic Greenhouse
- Lifespan’s “Fan Club”
Assembly of God’s Free Community Dinner on Thanksgiving
WCSD Veteran’s Dinner
Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard
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.
Shirley Miller Scholarship Award
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 high school seniors. These seniors have performed significant community service.
Deadline: Applications must be received by March 31st.
Summer Camp Scholarships
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 YMCA or a week of Fun Camp at Webster Parks & Recreation Center.