With support from the Stow Community Chest…
The Stow Food Pantry provided food and pantry supplies to 2100 people last year, including almost 450 Stow residents.
Warm Hearts of Stow provided direct assistance to 150 Stow residents, including holiday food baskets, summer camp scholarships, back-to-school clothing and supplies, winter clothing, and Christmas presents.
Randall Library Friends funded a summer reading program that served 150 Stow children and teens in 2018 and a wide variety of additional educational programming for nearly 250 children during the school year.
The Friends of the Council on Aging funded programming for 1500 Stow senior citizens, including exercise programs, art classes, fuel assistance, and van transportation.
Minuteman Senior Services served 600 Stow residents hot meals and provided counseling services through the SHINE Health Benefits Counseling Program.
Stow Boy Scouts Troop 1 replaced camping gear (tents, stoves, and water storage) used by troop members on their monthly camping trips.
Minuteman ARC provided programming to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities, including 56 children from Stow, 16 families from Stow, and 13 adults from Stow.
The Parmenter Foundation provided hospice and home-care services for terminally ill patients in Stow and a HEARTplay program for grieving children.
Emerson Hospital donated more than 16,000 coping kits to pediatric patients since 2005. The Stow Community Chest provided some of the seed money and continues to support the program.