Events by Participating Organizations

Events Being Held By Participating Organizations 

Many organizations participating in Valley Gives are holding events on or before May 1 to promote Valley Gives. Please find events below.
(organizations – add yours here)

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Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways4/28/201812:00:00 PM4:00:00 PMNorthampton/EasthamptonHampshireVeterans Field, Northampton MA along the rail trail to Millside Park, EasthamptonPerformance or demonstration, Visitor participation activityNorth To East: Love Your Trails, Know Your Neighbor (A 3 mile parade/procession free to the public starting at Veteran's Field Northampton and ending at Millside Park Easthampton. Biking, roller skating, skateboarding welcome for this procession to celebrate our rail trails). All Out Adventures and FNTG are sponsoring/organizing this event in order to bring awareness to our organizations for ValleyGives. Many participants will be other organizations and community/family groups, as well as individuals. We will have tabling and info about our respective nonprofits along with a variety of fun activities for families. few hundredWritten information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, chance to see or experience your organization's work
PaintBox4/29/20188:00:00 AM5:00:00 PMNorthamptonHampshireAt approximately (42.316003, -72.631374) on Old South Street where Conz Street ends and Old South Street Begins, there is a DPW Electrical Box. Interactive display with staff engagement, Visitor participation activity, We will be painting an electrical Box, and welcome handprints.PaintBox paints a Box. We have been granted permission by the Northampton Arts Council to partake in Northampton's Beautification Project by giving art, and thus life, to what were ugly obtrusive electrical boxes. We would like YOU to join in our art by lending a hand (a hand print that is) as we are decorating our box with handprints of all who wish to be part of the PaintBox Team. Come in droves; we adapt easily.Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, chance to see or experience your organization's work, Other
Williamsburg PTO5/1/20185:00:00 PM7:00:00 PMWilliamsburgHampshireAnne T. Dunphy School located behind the Brewmaster's Tavern on Route 9Visitor participation activityA community event to raise funds for the Williamsburg PTO and a safer crosswalk between the Post Office and Meekins LibraryArea businesses and community members have had long standing concerns about the lack of visibility of the crosswalk on Route 9. This will make Williamsburg center more pedestrian friendly and keep the children walking to school safer.200Chance to speak with organizational leadership
Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts5/1/201811:00:00 AM6:00:00 PMSpringfieldHampden1341 Main St, Rear, Springfield, MA Interactive display with staff engagementStaff and volunteers from the Women's Fund will be on location at The Shops at Marketplace to talk with shoppers and passers-by about the work of the Women's Fund and Valley Gives Day in general. The Shops at Marketplace have committed to donate 20% of the day's proceeds to the Women's Fund as their contribution to Valley Gives Day. From 5-6 pm there will be a reception with sangria and nosh for all visitors.By setting up a display at the public Market Street walkway outside The Shops at Marketplace, the Women's Fund will have the opportunity to talk with passers-by about the work of the Women's Fund as well as Valley Gives Day in general. We see this as a perfect way for the community to learn about and support the Women's Fund and our work toward gender equity as well as local women owned businesses. Visitors will have access to written and verbal information about the organization, a chance to speak with staff or volunteers as well as organizational leadership. Visitors will also be able to interact with people benefiting from our organization's work. Visitors who stop by the event from 5-6 pm will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who see the importance of advancing gender equity and elevating the collective power of local women.No limitOther
Rural Commonwealth5/1/20185:00:00 PM7:00:00 PMShelburne FallsFranklinThe new Rural Commonwealth office in The Mill at Shelburne Falls (former Lamson complex), Building 1, Floor 2, 49 Conway Street, Shelburne Falls. Interactive display with staff engagement, social gatheringSocial gathering with refreshments and music in Rural Commonwealth's new office space. Learn about our first year and plans for the next. The event will be an opportunity for members of the public and potential donors to meet with Rural Commonwealth directors and volunteers, discuss the organization's projects, and visit the organization's new office, which is located in the former Lamson knife factory in Shelburne Falls. 50Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership
Springfield JCC5/1/20186:00:00 AM8:00:00 PMSpringfieldHampden1160 Dickinson Street, SpringfieldInteractive display with staff engagement5,500 Miles of Cardio in One Day! Join the JCC and our 100+ cardio pieces for a whole day of cardio fun as we attempt to go the distance from the JCC to Jerusalem. Free workout classes, a pool and more can be yours while you watch the dollars role in for your non profit! More Info @ SpringfieldJCC.orgWe will be opening our fitness facility to them as we try to do 5,500 miles of cardio - in one day!500Other
Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library5/1/20189:00:00 AM8:00:00 PMShutesburyFranklin1 Cooleyville Road, Shutesbury, MA 01072
From the center of Amherst, take E Pleasant St to E Leverett Rd to Shutesbury Rd and Leverett Rd to Cooleyville Rd in Shutesbury.
From Belchertown, take 202 N to Prescott Rd to Cooleyville Rd.
The Library sits on the corner of the Shutesbury Town Common
On Tuesday, May 1st, the M.N. Spear Memorial Library will be open to the public as a Valley Gives "donation station." Many Shutesbury residents and residents of the surrounding towns do not have access to high-speed internet at home. A few people always stop in to use our internet and computers to donate to our campaign and other organizations on Valley Gives Day. We will serve free refreshments. Throughout the day, we will highlight special projects and collections at out Library. We will rotate displays of our unique collections. These will include our collection of antique Shutesbury maps. In the morning, local history enthusiasts who will be on hand to answer questions about the maps. We will also highlight our STEM Activity Station, which is a collection of educational toys, puzzles and games designed to engage 3-10 years old children and their families in STEM topics. Children will also be able to dig for "treasure" in our sandbox. We will offer tours of the Library for new visitors. The Library Director, members of the Friends of the Library, and Library Trustees will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions about our ongoing efforts to raise funds towards a future New Shutesbury Library. Valley Gives Day Donation Station and Getting to Know Your Library!Highlighting our collections and making the public feel welcome heightens awareness of our services. The more people know about the opportunities available to them at the Library, the more they take advantage of them. Increased awareness and use of the Library always inspires increased support. 12chance to see or experience your organization's work
North Star5/1/201812:00:00 PM6:00:00 PMHadleyHampshireThe Quarters. 8 Railroad St in Hadley, just off Route 9, along the rail trailVisitor participation activityDonkey Kong! Galaga! Frogger!

North Star and The Quarters invite you to come play classic arcade games with friends at its inaugural Valley Games Day event on Tuesday, May 1, 12–6 p.m. Ten dollars admission gets you UNLIMITED tokens! Timed to coincide with the annual Valley Gives Day, this is your chance to support North Star and have fun at the same time. ALL proceeds will go to North Star.

Want to join the fun, but arcade games aren't your thing? Bring a deck of cards and perch on one of The Quarters' many tables, or enjoy the spring weather out on its patio. Located at 8 Railroad Street just off Route 9, The Quarters has bike racks for those who choose to ride the Rail Trail, plus it's just one block away from the PVTA heading in either direction. To browse the current list of arcade games (and The Quarters' delicious menu) visit http://hadleyquarters.com. To learn more about North Star, visit http://northstarteens.org.

Valley Gives Day is a Valley-wide day of giving to non-profits. Mark your calendar and help North Star compete for bonus cash prizes for highest number of donations and largest totals, and more, through online donations. The minimum donation is $10 and every donation helps!

The public is encouraged to attend.
North Star and The Quarters invite you to come play classic arcade games with friends at our inaugural Valley Games Day event on Tuesday, May 1, 12-6 p.m. Ten dollars gets you UNLIMITED tokens! Timed to coincide with the annual Valley Gives Day, this is your chance to support North Star and have fun at the same time. ALL proceeds will go to North Star.

Want to join the fun, but arcade games aren't your thing? Bring a deck of cards and perch on one of The Quarters' many tables, or enjoy the spring weather out on its patio. Located at 8 Railroad Street just off Route 9, The Quarters has bike racks for those who choose to ride the Rail Trail, plus it's just one block away from the PVTA heading in either direction. To browse the current list of arcade games (and The Quarters' delicious menu) visit http://hadleyquarters.com/

Valley Gives Day is a Valley-wide day of giving to non-profits. Mark your calendar and help North Star compete for bonus cash prizes for highest number of donations and largest totals, and more, through online donations. The minimum donation is $10 and every donation helps! Everyone is welcome!
70Chance to speak with organizational leadership
Berkshire Hills Music Academy5/1/20185:00:00 PM8:00:00 PMSouth HadleyHampshireYarde Tavern Restaurant
3 Hadley St
South Hadley, MA 01075
Dine-out with our community and musical performances by BHMA studentsDine Out with BHMA at the Yarde Tavern in South HadleyWe will reach out and invite our local community of friends and supporters to join us for dinner, where 10% of their food bills will be donated by the Yarde Tavern to BHMA. In addition, information specific to Valley Gives and BHMA will be distributed to encourage all who attend to also make personal philanthropic gifts that evening online in support of Valley Gives and BHMA. Students and musicians from Berkshire Hills Music Academy will also perform throughout the evening to entertain and educate all to our mission. Finally, as a popular restaurant in the area, many will attend that night who were previously unaware, but who will become aware before dinner is done about both BHMA and Valley Gives.100+Other
Porchlight VNA/Home Care5/1/201810:00:00 AM3:00:00 PMChicopeeHampden2024 Westover Road, Chicopee, MA 01022Interactive display with staff engagement, Guided tours, Would be able to speak about our programsMeet Porchlight VNA/Home CareWould explain the why we need help and donors to keep programs going3-5Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers
Northampton Parents Center5/1/20189:30:00 AM11:30:00 AMNorthamptonHampshire297 Main Street, Northampton, corner State Street and Main Street, lower level, Edwards Church, back door entrance, public parkingPerformance or demonstration, Interactive display with staff engagement, Guided tours, Visitor participation activity, open houseOpen House at our Drop In Playgroup for families with young children, includes refreshments and a half hour participatory music and movement event at 11 am.It will show them our program and offer a chance onsite to donate to Valley Gives participants120Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, chance to see or experience your organization's work
Cancer Connection, Inc.5/1/20185:30:00 PM7:00:00 PMNorthamptonHampshire375 South Street, NorthamptonPerformance or demonstrationFASHION SHOW. The models walk at 6 pm sharp. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED, DOOR PRIZES, SELFIE STATION, SALES GALORE, AND MORE.The public can shop at our thrift shop, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the thrift shop and Cancer Connection. The models are a stellar gathering of people from all over the community, including very well-known locals with whom we are building relationships and who we hope will bring colleagues, family and friends.100Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork
Nueva Esperanza5/1/201810:00:00 AM8:00:00 PMHolyokeHampden413 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040Performance or demonstration, Interactive display with staff engagement, Ribbon Cutting and grand openingGrand Opening of the Puerto Rican Afro Caribbean Cultural Center & Valley Gives Day - Cultural Events We will invite the public in to see the amazing cultural work Nueva Esperanza is doing see an amazing Educational Posters Exhibit this is a collaboration with the Holyoke Public Library, El Sol Latino and the Puerto Rican Cultural Project of Holyoke. They will also experience a performance from Bomba de Aqui in the evening. The entire Valley Gives fundraising team will be present with laptops including the ED, Board Members also raising funds in the space on social media etc. 🙂 100 guests are welcomed into the space Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, chance to see or experience your organization's work
Artspace Community Arts Center5/1/20184:30:00 PM5:30:00 PMGreenfieldFranklin15 Mill StPerformance or demonstration, Guided toursArtspace Strings For Kids students will be performing on their instruments in the Artspace Gallery. Additionally, a member of the Artspace board will give a guided tour of the building while several music lessons are taking place. Visitors will be able to see Artspace's music lesson programs in action and witness the work that faculty and students do on a typical day. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see what our Strings For Kids students have accomplished as a result of receiving a loaned instrument and free weekly violin and cello instruction as part of Artspace's Strings For Kids program.40Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, chance to see or experience your organization's work
Second Chance Animal Services5/1/20189:00:00 AM1:00:00 PMSpringfieldHampden501 Belmont AveVisitor participation activityWe will be having a walk in pet vaccine clinic from 9-11am and a mobile adoption event from 10am-1pmThese are just some of the services we regularly provide to the community50Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization, Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, Chance to speak with organizational leadership, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, chance to see or experience your organization's work
Friends of Williamsburg LibrariesMay 1, 201812:005:00Williamsburg, MAHampshireMeekins Library Route 9 in WilliamsburgParticipants will be able to visit the library and read. In the Hawks-Hayden Room, there will be tea, coffee, and cookies.Participants will be given tours of the library and assistance with donating to Valley Gives.The Hawks Hayden room in the Meekins Library can hold 30 people.Visitors will receive guided tours, speak with volunteers and organizational leaders.
Northampton Recovery Center5/1/201811:00:00 AM7:00:00 PMNorthamptonHampshire2 Gleason Plaza, off of Pleasant Street where you turn in to go to the Union Station and new Amtrak stop. Brick building on your left after turning in from Pleasant Street. Between Northwestern District Attorney's office and Castle Architectural SalvagePerformance or demonstration, Visitor participation activity, Interactive display with staff engagement, Open houseAdding to the “wall of remembrance and hope,” a space dedicated for people to post pictures and text that remember loved ones lost to addiction and images and words of inspiration in honor of people in recovery. Anyone is invited to bring an image and words to place on the wall. - This is very moving to read & see, even if you are not posting anything yourself. We will also demonstrate a Recovery Capital exercise that everyone is welcome to participate in.The opioid epidemic is real. There are names and faces attached to the numbers who have died. AND recovery is real. There is hope, and healing at the Northampton Recovery Center.30Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, Chance to see or experience the organization's work, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization
All Out Adventures5/1/201810:00:00 AM4:00:00 PMHadleyHampshire8 Railroad St., Hadley - parking is to the far side of the parking lot near the Quarters restaurantVisitor participation activityWe'll have a cycling open house - program participants, a volunteer crew from Liberty Mutual, and visitors will be encouraged to try out our adaptive cycles and meet hte staffWe are looking for potential donors and the public to experience adaptive cycling for themselves and to envision their loved ones who may benefit from our programs20Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, Chance to see or experience the organization's work, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization
The Brick House Community Resource Center, Inc.5/1/20184:30:00 PM7:30:00 PMTurners FallsFranklin24 Third StreetPerformance or demonstration, Visitor participation activity, Interactive display with staff engagement, Open houseThe Brick House will be hosting a community engagement event for Valley Gives Day (May 1, 4:30-7:30). Teens from our youth program will be showing their favorite artwork. Family-friendly crafts will be available for participants. There will be a children's dance performance, as well as other theatrical and/or musical performances by local youth. Staff and volunteers will be leading tours of our building and answering questions about our various programs. Local families will be able to view and participate in public art, new people will receive a tour and informational materials about our programs, attendees will have the opportunity to meet staff and participants and to ask questions about our programs. 75Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, Chance to see or experience the organization's work, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization
Community Music School of Springfield5/1/20183:00:00 PM7:00:00 PMSpringfieldHampden127 State Street, Springfield MA - Robyn Newhouse HallPerformance or demonstrationCMSS student performathon to showcase the hard work of our students and faculty through performances, and the coming together of our community to raise money to ensure that everyone in our community has access to music education. Performathon will also be live-streamed on our website (communitymusicschool.com). Donors will have the opportunity to watch live performances online throughout the afternoon and be inspired to donate in support of talented young people in our community.50Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, Chance to see or experience the organization's work, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization
Northampton Jazz Festival5/1/20187:00:00 PM9:30:00 PMNorthamptonHampshireNorthampton Jazz Workshop @ City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA Performance or demonstrationThe weekly Northampton Jazz Workshop with a regular audience of 60+, will feature guest artist Steven Santoro on Vocals with Peter Moutis on Drums on Valley Gives Day. Jazz Workshop organizer and creative director and producer for the Northampton Jazz Festival, Paul Arslanian, will be making announcements throughout the evening to encourage guests to donate to Northampton Jazz Festival on Valley Gives Day. Board members and volunteers will distribute VGD postcards to all audience members so they can make their donation on the spot and guide and assist them as needed. Members of the Northampton Jazz Festival board of directors will also be on hand to talk to guests about the festival plans and musicians and why we need their support on Valley Gives Day.The Northampton Jazz Workshop has been drawing a regular crowd of jazz lovers plus new guests each week since 2010. This is an audience that loves jazz, that is looking for more opportunities to listen to live jazz, and will be highly responsive to leaders in the jazz community in western Mass. promoting the Northampton Jazz Festival and encouraging their donations on Valley Gives Day. This group of audience members are some of the very most engaged individuals on the live jazz scene in the Pioneer Valley today - both musicians and patrons alike. They will be thrilled to hear that the Northampton Jazz Festival is returning to downtown Northampton October 19 - 21 for the first time since 2015.60Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, Chance to see or experience the organization's work, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization
Dress for Success Western Mass.5/1/201811:00:00 AM2:00:00 PMSpringfield, MA (TBD. One of the parks downtown)HampdenProbably Tower Square Park-- Come on down!Visitor participation activity, May Day CelebrationMay Day Celebration. We will have a may pole and all donors will add to it.50Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization
Lorraine's Soup Kitchen & Pantry5/1/201810:00:00 AM6:00:00 PMChicopeeHampden170 Pendexter Avenue; From I-391: Head northwest on Ash Street toward Center Street then Turn left onto Center St. From there, use the right lane to merge onto I-391 N via the ramp to Holyoke. Follow I-391 N to MA-141 W/Grattan St. Take exit 4 from I-391 N, Merge onto 1-391 and take exit 4 for MA-141 toward Chicopee Falls/Willamansett. Follow Grattan St and Meadow St to Pendexter Ave. Destination on right.Visitor participation activity, Guided tours, Interactive display with staff engagement, Open houseLorraine's will open its doors to the community at large to raise awareness about our programs and resources. We will have an open house and give guided tours of our facility, have visitors participate in an activity by helping our pantry services, and a chance to talk with staff about what we do, where we're headed, and more. We hope this will give more information about our resources and put a face to our name. This will engage the public and potential donors by getting to know the people who work tirelessly to keep Lorraine's going smoothly, see what goes on behind the scenes with our pantry program, and spotlight our non-profit. By doing guided tours and an open house, people can check out our facilities and see what goes into our operations. Through participation in an activity, visitors will get hands-on experience of what our volunteers do daily! By having an interactive display with staff engagement, we can create enthusiasm for our cause and share where donations will go towards. 10Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to see or experience the organization's work
Honest Beginnings, Inc.5/1/20185:00:00 PM8:00:00 PMBELCHERTOWNHampshire62 Turkey Hill Road (Route 21), Belchertown, MALearn about Honest Beginnings Information will be available on what we do, and a laptop will be present to allow donations on the spot. Grapevine Grille will be offering free gift cards for all donations of $25 or over, made through Valley Gives to Honest Beginnings at the event.It will be an opportunity to learn about Honest Beginnings and the addiction crisis, while enjoying great food.150Chance to speak with staff or volunteers, A chance to speak with organizational leaders, Chance to speak or interact with people benefiting from your organization'swork, Written information about the organization, Verbal information about the organization