Cornerstone Bank recently presented a donation of $40,000 to the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC). This major financial contribution will go toward assisting local residents with home heating costs. The donation will support the agency’s Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund. Every year, this fund provides critical support to clients who are most vulnerable to high home heating costs and whose needs often extend beyond what they receive in federal assistance. Read more here.
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was awarded a $3,000 grant from the TJX Foundation to support nutrition for students enrolled in the agency’s Job & Education Center (JEC). Read more here.
Each year WCAC undertakes a Coat Drive in order to provide new winter coats to all of the children enrolled in the agency’s Early Head Start, Head Start, and Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County programs, as well as for the children of the teen parents enrolled in the agency’s Job & Education Center. Read full story here.
In Worcester County, more than 13,000 children live below the poverty line, and in under- resourced neighborhoods that lack access to affordable housing, high quality childcare, health services, and opportunities for pathways to good jobs. Let’s do more, together, and keep poverty issues at the forefront of community conversations. Click here for details on how to support WCAC.
Fidelity Bank and Berkshire Bank have joined Bay State Savings Bank, Commerce Bank, Cornerstone Bank, DCU and UniBank in offering the official Bank On Worcester County product. Bank On Worcester County seeks solutions to increase access and decrease barriers to banking through the development of safe and affordable products and options, as well as financial education opportunities to meet the needs of individuals and families in Worcester and Southbridge. Read more here.