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This month, The 200 Foundation – whose mission is to raise money for various charities in the Worcester and Metro West areas – worked with Provision Ministry to provide 175 backpacks filled with $27 of school supplies to low-income families through the “Yes We Care” program. The initiative was made possible in part due to Herb Chambers of Auburn and the Herb Chambers Companies who is the major sponsor for The 200 Foundation’s annual golf outing and dinner for the past 23 years.

With the help of Herb Chambers and other major contributors, The 200 Foundation is able to provide 25 grants a year totaling $200,000.00. Says executive director, Dan Bortolussi, “We are blessed with the means to be able to give to those in most challenging times, and the passion to act so that those less fortunate are able to receive the help they desperately need. With the support, we are able to fund grassroots and populating impact social service agencies which provide services to those who could not otherwise afford them. As an all-volunteer organization, we are proud to put virtually every dollar we raise directly into the community.”