At Camosse, we take great pride in continually making positive impacts on our community through various activities and charitable donations. It is our commitment to engage with and support organizations and causes that are close to our hearts. Below, we present a list of organizations which we maintain participation with:
“Abby’s House (Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc.) was founded in Worcester, MA in 1976. A nonprofit organization, we provide shelter and affordable housing, as well as advocacy and support services, to homeless, battered, and low-income women, with or without children.
Over the years, we have helped more than 15,500 women and their children reclaim and rebuild their lives, empowering them to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and hope.”
“Auburn Little League aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:
• Has fun playing the game
• Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance
• Learns “life lessons” that have value beyond the playing field
• Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player.
We recognize coaches most directly make this possible, so we provide all coaches with the tools to succeed as Little League Double-Goal Coaches. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve our mission.”
“Opening in 1972 on top of Muggett Hill, Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School serves students from its member Worcester County communities of Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, N. Brookfield, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Spencer, Southbridge, and Webster. Bay Path is located 60 miles southwest of Boston, 10 miles south of Worcester, and 40 miles east of Springfield. Bay Path has been a visible part of our community by providing services to nonprofit organizations and municipalities. We offer a diverse course selection that addresses both your academic and career goals.”
“The Better Business Bureau has empowered people to find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust for more than 110 years. In 2021, people turned to BBB more than 200 million times for BBB Business Profiles on 6.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 25,000 charities, for free at BBB.org. The International Association of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. BBB Serving Connecticut was founded in 1928 and serves businesses, consumers and organizations throughout the state.”
“At Boston Children’s, we hold ourselves to the highest values of respect, inclusivity, teamwork, and kindness to provide patients, families, and each other with an experience equal or better than the care we deliver.
Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.
Boston Children’s is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world’s largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.”
“Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is “We Serve.” Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.”
“Old Home Day is an event held in Charlton, Massachusetts on Labor Day weekend at the end of each summer. Established in 1897, the event brings friends, neighbors, family, and visitors together with a true community spirit. It is a tradition begun over 120 years ago when the citizens of Charlton gathered at the end of summer, before the beginning of the fall harvest and the onset of winter.
The essence of Old Home Day consists of a tradition, which reminds us all that we are part of a community. It offers a chance for folks to join and reflect on the important things required to be a citizen here in a small town in Massachusetts. This day celebrates the town, the people and the past, and it’s so much fun!
The entertainment and many of the activities vary from year to year, but are free of charge. It is a day filled with exciting entertainment, traditional events, friendship and fun to the residents of Charlton, neighboring towns, extended families, acquaintances and anyone who wants to know what Charlton is really all about!”
“Promoting the Welfare of Children and Youth in Home, School and Community
The Charlton PTO is a group of parents and teachers working to enhance the education of Charlton’s over 1,700 elementary and middle school children (grades PreK-8). The PTO provides opportunities for parents to get involved with their child’s school and meet with other parents to discuss common concerns. The annual PTO membership drive is in September although you may join at any time. Look for the membership form to come home with your student or link on our website!
Over the years, the PTO has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars for curriculum enhancements, enrichment programs, field trips, technology, and more. Without this funding from the PTO, the students would not experience many of these programs, events, field trips, and latest technology.”
“Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.”
“The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation (DCEF) was incorporated in 2008 as a conduit through which our community can immediately and positively impact our schools. The Foundation provides funding for educational opportunities that would not likely receive money from the school district’s budget.”
“In the U.S. today one in six children suffer from one or more developmental disabilities- more than the number of children affected with leukemia, diabetes, and AIDS combined. The Emerald Club is focused on providing financial support to the Mercy Center of Worcester and other organizations that help individuals affected with these disabilities to achieve full, productive, and independent lives in our community.
The mission began over 50 years ago when a small group of spiritually minded people of the Irish heritage formed the Emerald Club. Today the Emerald Club boasts more than 500 members, some Irish, some not, who share the simple belief that those with developmental and mental health challenges should live in a world where they are welcomed and valued wherever they go.”
“Building sustainable houses in Rwanda to enhance wellness, stability, and a resilient future. We are improving living conditions, creating local jobs, and growing a self-sustaining community of Inshuti.”
“St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Council #11379 is a fraternal benefit society. We are true to the founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. Our Council offers financial, spiritual and physical support to St. Joseph parish as well as working with other Knights of Columbus councils throughout the state. We sell Christmas trees; fund the Steve McKenna Remembrance Scholarship, sponsor guest speakers, support activities within St. Josephs’ Church with volunteers for set up, breakdown or anything that is needed for events.”
“The American Legion is built on a promise from men and women who swore with their lives to defend and protect the United States through military service. The promise begins at enlistment, grows through training and discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces and continues after discharge, as veterans in service to community, state and nation.”
“Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change.
With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries.”
We strive to deliver superior police services in partnership with our community.
We are dedicated and committed to reducing crime, targeting quality of life issues and ensuring a safe environment for all. We will accomplish this mission through an enhanced, proactive, community based policing strategy that focus on developing and strengthening partnerships, relationships and building mutual trust within the community.
We stand by our core values of professionalism, leadership, integrity, fairness, respect and excellence. We have an obligation to our Community, a Commitment to our oath and Pride in our service.”
“The Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. (MNLA) is a statewide association dedicated to advancing the interests of “green industry” professionals.
MNLA is a nonprofit organization whose members are businesses and individuals committed to promoting awareness of environmental horticulture and upholding the highest standards of the nursery and landscape industry. MNLA is the largest green industry business development vehicle in Massachusetts, providing its members with educational opportunities, industry news, legislative representation, and business development resources. First established in 1910, MNLA has represented the needs of nursery and landscape professionals for more than 100 years.
- MNLA members work to promote the environmental well-being of our state as well as the highest levels of business ethics within their profession.
- The Green Industry keeps Massachusetts Growing Green with a total economic Impact of $5.2 billion and growing!”
“ICPI and NCMA have united to form the Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association (CMHA). This means you have the most complete technical resources and training programs at your fingertips. As part of the CMHA family, we are uniting the concrete masonry and hardscapes industry for a better tomorrow.”
“The New England Concrete Manufacturers Association is a professional association of dynamic vision, united and committed to the growth and success of our industry through promotion, education and innovation. Our goal is to promote concrete masonry and hardscape products as the preferred building and landscaping systems.”National Federation of Independent Business
“NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.”
“Bienvenido, Powitanie, Bienvenu, Welcome to Our Lady of Hope Parish. We are a newly created parish in the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts.”
“Our mission at Pawsitively 4 Pink is to empower and uplift low-income and underserved women in Massachusetts burdened by breast cancer. Our commitment to providing comprehensive financial and emotional support for breast cancer patients, from diagnosis, to recovery, and beyond, is what makes our nonprofit unique.”
“The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”
“The State Police Association of Massachusetts was formed in 1968 to represent and act as the exclusive bargaining agent for all members of the Uniformed Branch of the Department of State Police, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as recognized and as described in Article I Section 2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Association and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in all subject matter and procedures relating to wages, hours, standards of productivity and performance, and any other terms and conditions of employment, and to all other subject matter concerning mutual aid and protection relating to employment.”
“SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. We’re a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the future skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one. From our mission to our reach, from our brand to our history, learn who we are, what we do and why we do it.”
“As a member-driven organization, the Chamber works on behalf of businesses to create valuable programs and events that help to grow their networks, advocate for favorable, business-friendly public policy, work with our partners to assist with economic development efforts that create more opportunities and jobs, and support individual members on a variety of issues.”
“The Worcester Fireman’s Relief Association is a fraternal benevolent organization founded in 1874 to provide disability benefits to the Employees of the Worcester Fire Department. Today, our purpose is to provide support to families of our deceased members by offering a death benefit to all of our members. We pride ourselves with the quick response to a death notification and providing the family with funds to immediately assist with funerals, wakes, flowers or other costs incurred at the time of death.”