Community Chest of Port Washington is a not-for-profit organization established more than 50 years ago to raise funds…More for distribution to local charities dedicated to improving people's lives. Community Chest funds support these charities' programs in Port Washington, including services for senior citizens, children and teenagers, victims of domestic violence and others in need.
The Community Chest raises funds through its Annual Campaign, which runs from October through May. Recent fundraising initiatives include the Thanksgiving Day Run and the Manhasset Bay Kayak Run. The goal for the 2009-2010 Annual Campaign is $300,000.
Today, the Port Washington Community Chest's Annual Campaign goal is almost 10 times its initial goal, and funds are distributed to 21 local charitable organizations, also called Funded Organizations.
Together, these organizations provide services for an estimated 7,500, more than one in four Port Washington residents.