Community Organizations

Valley Technology Outreach

Dedicated to the facilitation of environmentally friendly and civic-minded reuse and recycling of technology equipment. Valley Technology Outreach’s purpose is to collect technology equipment that is no longer needed by one party and seek out individuals and organizations that could benefit from that equipment.

Amherst Ballet

Amherst Ballet accepts all children regardless of ethnic background, religion, or weight. Scholarships are available for qualified low-income families. Amherst Ballet considers the training of ballet to be a vehicle by which to teach discipline, focus, taking directions, and accepting corrections, and for giving children confidence not only to perform, but to become responsible citizens and leaders who are supportive of the arts.

Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

The mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is to work with our community to reduce hunger and increase food security. In Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties in western Massachusetts, approximately one in every ten people suffers from chronic food shortages or needs emergency food assistance. In some areas, rates of hunger and food insecurity are more than six times higher than the Massachusetts statewide average.