How has Worcester GOLD used your donations to benefit local citizens?

Emergency Assistance: Rainbow Fund – Emergency assistance to those facing immediate crises

2014 2015
Individuals Served 1,933 1,968
Families Received Funds For Food 115 121
Families Received Funds For Utilities
241 179
Families Received Funds for Housing
111 106

Community Services in 2015 –

  • 164 families received goods from GOLD’s Baby & Adult Care Pantry stocked with baby and hygiene supplies
  • 14 summer camp scholarships provided in full or part
  • Foster Care Fund: 38 children and their families assisted

Special Projects:

  • Spring Basket Program – 208 baskets distributed to children
  • School Supplies for Students
    • 460 children assisted
    • 600 back-to-school haircut certificates distributed
  • Helping Hands for the Holidays
    • 235 Thanksgiving boxes donated by Worcester Co. Bar Association
    • 1,002 individuals received holiday gifts and food
    • Winter coats donated by Ocean City Elks Lodge
    • 353 Thanksgiving food boxes distributed in partnership with the Worcester County Bar Association


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