The Community Chest of Port Washington has a long history of conducting events that directly benefit those who live in the Port Washington community.
Since 2002, the Chest has been the major sponsor of the Thankgiving Day Run, working with the Town of North Hempstead and many other governmental organizations within our community to make the Turkey Trot and highly successful and anticipated event. Last year, over 2,000 individuals entered the race.
For the past several years, the Chest has been a co-sponsor of the annual Kayak Run. We work with the Kayak Club, Atlantic Outfitters and the Town of North Hempstead to create an event that takes advantage of our beautiful harbor. Last year, over 60 kayakers participated in this event.
Since 1970 the Chest has conducted our Citizen of the Year event. This event honors those in our community who have demonstrated our motto of "the People of Port helping the People of Port."
Recently several locale organizations have conducted events that helped to raise money for The Community Chest. These include The Village Club, the Port Washington Yacht Club, and Alper's Hardware.
Each of these events have dual purposes. The participates benefit by the opportunity to enjoy the event. Each of these events, also raise varying degress of donations for the Chest. These funds are an important part of our fund raising efforts.