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  • Kids need toys to grow, learn and engage. Help us buy new toys for babies and toddlers.

    Our program partners with families, in order to develop a plan designed to address the desired outcomes of parents for their children. Play, playgroups and a supportive environment all contribute to the ways in which we can provide help for families and children who face developmental challenges.
    $15.00 min. donation
  • BOOKS for BERKSHIRE BABY BOXES

    Help us provide TWO BABY BOARD BOOKS to include in every Berkshire Baby Box, which each new family in Berkshire County is eligible for. (A local bookstore provided all of our books for one year, and we want to continue to include books now that that sponsorship has ended.)
    $15.00 min. donation
  • Sponsor the Bidwell History Fellowship

    The Bidwell House Museum offers a History Fellowship to a recent college graduate during the summer. The Fellow lives onsite in a small apartment and acts as the head docent of museum tours. The Fellowship allows for hands-on experience in visitor services, intern management, and museum operations. This is a great opportunity for a new museum professional or recent graduate.
    $150.00 min. donation
  • Sponsor The Greenagers Project with The Bidwell House Museum

    The Bidwell House Museum collaborates with The Greenagers program during the summer to work on the museum's grounds. The collaboration engages teens and young adults in managing, conserving, and improving the museum's 4+ miles of interpretive trails.
    $50.00 min. donation
  • Sponsor a Young History Scholar Intern

    The Bidwell House Museum offers internship opportunities for high school and college students who are interested in history, specifically Berkshire colonial history. Young History Scholar Interns are immersed in local history and gain valuable skills in public speaking, research, and non-profit operations.
    $50.00 min. donation
  • Kids Kitchen on the Go

    Designed for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old, alongside their caregivers, our weekly Kids Kitchen nutrition education groups aim to keep children and families as healthy as possible. Focusing on healthy food choices for every day, children and their caregivers will learn about nutritious foods and healthy eating habits, and then will engage in a hands-on learning opportunity to prepare a healthful recipe together. Kids Kitchen on the Go will provide families with healthy foods to take home, giving them the tools and resources necessary to prepare healthy foods and develop healthy eating habits.
    $25.00 min. donation
  • CONNECTING THROUGH ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Give a student at the first Indwe Learning Center outside of Durban, South Africa a day to remember and a child in your life the chance to connect with someone on the other side of the world.
    $25.00 min. donation
  • WAM Theatre Girls Ensemble Stipends

    Based in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, WAM Theatre is Where Arts and Activism Meet. WAM’s vision is to create opportunity for women and girls through the mission of theatre as philanthropy. In addition to the main stage productions and special events, WAM Theatre’s activities include the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series and a comprehensive educational outreach program. WAM Theatre Girls Ensemble is an education program for girls aged 13-18. The main goal of Girls Ensemble is to provide a safe place for the participants (many of whom are living at or below the poverty level) to explore the concerns that influence their daily lives and to empower them to make informed, sound decisions that will influence the course of their entire lives. Each year, the ensemble creates an original performance using devised theatre methods. Devised theatre is a collaborative process where an ensemble uses a variety of techniques– writing, improvisation, games, movement, brainstorming, and more– to create original performance material. The Girls Ensemble program culminates with a performance of the piece they created, with full production values, for a public audience. Opportunity and access for our participants is a challenge. They may not come from a family that can afford any tuition for the program. WAM works hard to raise the necessary funding so that the program can be subsidized. As some of our potential participants also have their own jobs, WAM's goal is that Girls Ensemble is also a stipended opportunity for the participants.
    $100.00 min. donation
  • Drums during math class? We say YES!

    Berkshire Pulse would like to buy 10 new drums for students in our in-studio and in-school World Music and Dance programs.
    $50.00 min. donation
  • Food Adventures Bus

    Help the Nutrition Center mobilize the Food Adventures Program with our new on-the-go interactive kitchen designed from a school bus.
    $50.00 min. donation
  • Help a newborn thrive with a Berkshire Baby Box

    Won't you help us think inside the Box? Berkshire Baby Box is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a safe sleeping space for newborns, essential items, and an educational component which connects parents to local resources and community support.
    $50.00 min. donation
  • Light the Family

    BOGO you buy one light and we will give one to a family in Western Kenya.
    $25.00 min. donation
  • Flying Cloud Institute: Girls Science Club

    Sponsor a Girls Science Club at a local public school! Flying Cloud Institute runs 10-week programs for girls in grades 3-5 who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) at no cost to families or school districts. But we can't keep up with the demand for our after school clubs and want every girl in the county to have access to these life-changing programs! Help us bring dynamic STEAM experiences to the young women in your community-- you will ignite their curiosity and creativity for a lifetime! We can run a club for $2,500 that serves 10-20 elementary school girls and 4-6 high school mentors. Please consider a gift today!
    $25.00 min. donation
  • Play On!

    Score points to help complete a safe open playing space and park for hundreds of children and young adults in Port au Prince Haiti. Installation of solar lighting and a sound system for community events are part of the infrastructure improvement.
    $50.00 min. donation