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Each year, the Chest conducts a fund drive to raise monies to help our neighbors in need. ALL funds raised stay in the 14580 community to benefit residents.
It's all about
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS!
Please help those in need in 14580 (Webster and northern Penfield). Donate now!
* Help the Kids!
* Feed the Hungry!
* Save Families in Crisis!
* Help in Emergencies!
So far this year, your donations have been used to
* Deliver over 2100 meals to families in need
* Deliver 441 “Meals on Wheels” to the elderly
* Provide food through the Hope House Food Pantry
In 2022, our Aid to Individuals Program
* Prevented evictions for 49 families
* Gave aid to a family whose home burned-out
* Kept the heat on for nine families
* Made 12 payments for emergency auto repairs and medical expenses
* Sent impoverished children to summer camp
* Provided scholarships for six youth with exemplary volunteerism
* Provided an emergency underwear supply in the Webster Central School District elementary schools.
and much more!
The Chest is contacted over 1000 times a year for assistance.
Since January 2022, we helped 230 people with information and referrals to best serve their needs.
Forty-six families which needed immediate help received financial, food, or other aid from the Chest.
After World War II, many towns converted their "War Chest" to a "Community Chest" as Webster did in 1948. All others failed, leaving the Webster Community Chest the only one around. Through the Chest, Webster's citizens are able to provide services that no other town enjoys.
One example is Meals on Wheels. In every other town, a needy older adult who qualifies for meal service (and a daily wellness check) but doesn't have the funds to cover the cost will apply and may wait -- sometimes several months -- until financial aid is available. NOT IN WEBSTER! Here, thanks to our donors, individuals apply and start IMMEDIATELY because the Chest picks up the cost until other funding becomes available to cover the cost of their meals.
Click on the University of Rochester Medical Home Care logo to learn more.
We use our Aid to Organizations budget to provide aid and special services to the community through other local organizations.
In all cases, you can learn more about each organization by clicking on their logo.
One of these is the Webster Public Library Book Box Program at Phillips Village.
NorthEast Quarant Advanced Life Support (NEQALS) to help them provide emergency life-saving services locally.
We purchased needed foodstuffs regularly for Webster Hope Food Pantry and funded several other local food assistance programs.
Girls on the Run for the critical life skills young women need.
Heritage Christian Stables for therapy for the disabled.
Webster Special Education Parent Teacher Association for scholarships to disabled children
Donating can take on many forms. Most people think of donations as monetary. However, donating your talents is a great way to help those in need. Helping us at our new "Meals Center" gives you first-hand experience in feeding the hungry in Webster. We have several fund-raising events throughout the year with which we always need help--such as our Spaghetti Dinner (November 4th) and the Peep Show (see below). Consider becoming a Board Member or volunteer to work on special projects!
One of the major fundraisers for the Chest, this family fun event occurs next on March 25-26, 2023. Visit our Peep Show web pages to see all the fun past years' displays and learn more about the next show.
Designate your United Way Donation to the Chest using Donor #1469
Make a bequest or special remembrance.
“ROC the Day” in December (A 24-hour United Way Campaign).
Return your 5ȼ cans & bottles to Nickel Back at 659 Ridge Road. Ask that your proceeds be donated to the Webster Community Chest. Nickel Back is located in the back of the plaza behind Hadlock’s House of Paint.
Return your ink cartridges to Hegedorn’s through the WCC “Imagine It” program.