The upcoming phonathon for the Community Chest of Port Washington is March 9, and volunteers are needed to reach about 700 previous donors to ask for their continued support.
Phonathoners will be joining other volunteers and members of the Board of Directors in the effort to to raise funds for distribution to local charities dedicated to improving people's lives.
“When you make calls for the Community Chest during the phonathon, you really feel like you are helping the Community Chest fulfill its mission,” says Phonathon Chair, Rebecca Keen.
As Executive Director Julie Meer Harnick put it, “When volunteering to make calls on behalf of the Community Chest, you are a part of making dreams happen for Port Washington residents.”
“Often people go unseen in their need," she added. "The Community Chest makes it their business to know who needs help. Many times its help for lesser well-known organizations that provide critical services for child abuse prevention or helping victims of domestic violence, vocational training, or hospice care.”
The Community Chest and its fundraising efforts have been in existence for almost 65 years. From the door-to-door campaign to the popular Thanksgiving Day Run, the Community Chest supports programs and expenses not always funded by individual giving and that provide a wide range of services including, mentoring and assistance for youth and families, meals and other help for senior citizens, scouting, athletic and academic scholarships, special education programming, cultural arts activities, affordable quality day care, and food distribution to local food pantries. Additionally the Community Chest carefully screens non-profit organizations – via fiscal, organizational and programmatic reviews – before funding is committed.
Contact the Community Chest at 767-2121 or email@example.com to volunteer to help with the phonathon.