The Holiday ELF Warm Clothing Program is a 33-year signature program of the agency that sponsors more than 2000 children each year. The two part program features “The Giving Tree,” located at the Berkshire Mall and the North Adams Walmart, where volunteers assist individuals in selecting children to sponsor, and “Sponsor-a-Child,” has area businesses, organizations, and their employees, sponsoring children and/or their families. This unfunded program relies on many community volunteers such as student and community groups, scouting troops, and individuals who provide innumerable hours collecting, wrapping and distributing gifts, shopping for clothes, helping community sponsors select names, and soliciting cash donations for support of this program. The community continues to show its tremendous support for this program.as BCAC continues to promote its mission of self-sufficiency for these working families who need to direct their paychecks to rent, food and utilities.
Coat Drive: Berkshire Community Action and Village Ambulance work together to help keep residents warm during the cold winter months. Village Ambulance collects used clean coats from residents in north county area. During the month of November coats are given to residents in need at our 85 Main Street, North Adams location, Monday-Friday and at our main office at 1531 East St. in Pittsfield until all the coats are distributed.