As the freezing temperatures and snow that come along with Berkshire County winters are right around the corner, Berkshire Community Action Council is ready to help families stay warm.

The BCAC Warm Winter Clothing Program provides children age 12 and under with a brand new warm coat, boots, hat, mittens and scarves.

If you or someone you know are interesting in applying for the program, forms can be found outside of either BCAC's North Adams (85 Main St, Suite 201) or Pittsfield (1531 East St) offices, or a downloadable form can be found here (North County, Central/South County). Please fill out the application and mail it to either office or drop your application off through our secure office mail slots at either office. There are also applications and envelopes available outside of each office.

If you have the means to donate to the program or sponsor a child this year, BCAC needs your help more than ever. Last year they served over 2,000 children in the Berkshires and they can’t do it without help from the community.

By sponsoring a child, you will provide them with a new warm coat, boots, winter outfit or pajamas, gloves, mittens and hat. BCAC will provide you with the child’s age and sizes, once you have purchased the clothing we will arrange for a contact-less drop off at our offices. If you are interested in sponsoring a child this winter or would like more information, please contact Melissa (413) 418-3668 for Pittsfield / Central and Aleta (413) 663-3014 for North.

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