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Berkshire Bank, Nonprofit Build Beds for Berkshire Children

There are a lot of challenges for a family just moving into stabilized housing. Perhaps one of the most overlooked challenges is the cost of providing beds for the children. That's why in 2012 the Massachusetts Coalition for Homeless started a "Build a Bed" program aimed to have corporate sponsors build free beds for children across the state.

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Abbott School Dessert Auction Raises Funds for Charity

Half of the proceeds will go to the Berkshire Humane Society and half to the Al Nelson Friendship Center food pantry.

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Caleb Jacobbe's Memory Honored with Annual Poker Tourney

On Saturday, a record 61 players participated in the event, which also features a raffle and 50/50 to help raise money for the Caleb Jacobbe Foundation.

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Bright Ideas Will Host Benefit for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican native Zorelly Cepeda Derieux watched Hurricane Maria devastate her home on the news from North Adams in September and inspired by her brother's actions, harnessed the power of the local arts and business community to help bring relief to the commonwealth.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Annual Campaign Goal

And, of course, the biggest one of all: $470,000. That number represents the campaign goal, which is a 5.8 percent increase - or $26,000 - over last year's goal, campaign co-chairs Dianne Cutillo and Bernie Pinsonnault announced on Friday.

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Area artists rally to support the Berkshire Immigrant Center

Ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd, one of the event organizers, was inspired after a recent mini-fundraiser she held on Facebook shortly after the events at Charlottesville, Va. She made six mugs, posted them for $100 each with the intent of donating 100 percent to the Southern Poverty Law Center. She sold out within a few hours. The success of that project led her to create something larger to benefit a local organization.

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