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Why Support The Chest Financially

There are a number of reasons why residents of Port Washington should donate to our annual campaign and/or participate in our Planned Giving program.

  • One gift to The Community Chest is shared across a large number of worthy Port Washington organizations.
  • It is difficult for individual donors to keep abreast of the changing needs in our community and to determine where funds are currently most needed.
  • The Community Chest is able to support certain organizations that have limited fund raising capability on their own.
  • Our Budgets and Allocations Committee carefully reviews applications each year to determine those organizations most in need.
  • It is more cost effective to raise funds through concerted community-wide drives than through individual campaigns.
  • As the result of our low overhead and our effectiveness in raising money through our community events, a high percentage of a donation made through our Annual Campaign goes directly to our funded organizations.
  • Our Mertz Building provides below market rentals to support other Port Washington non-profits organizations.
  • Our many events, such as The Thanksgiving Day Run, The Kayak Run, and our Citizen of the Year event benefit the Port Washington Community.
  • Our efforts increase the amount of services that can be provided by our supported organizations.
  • We estimate that one in every four Port Washington residents receives services from our funded organizations.
  • The Community Chest of Port Washington and our funded organizations improve the quality of life for all who live in Port Washington.
  • Making a Planned Gift to The Chest assures that your gift will continue to give for many years to come and will go to those needs most critical to future Port Washington generations.