A local charity with a specific project can get a promotional push from the Chamber of Commerce for a year.
Chamber first vice-president Dan Ayotte is the chair of the “Chamber for Good” program. This past year, it was the vehicle for the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation, to maintain walking and biking trails.
Ayotte says you must be a registered charity, because the Chamber can’t attain a raffle licence, for instance.
“You can send us an email, what your charity is and what you stand for,” he states. “And the executive of the chamber will vote on who the new charity will be before September.”
Ideally, your project will be worth up to $10,000. Being worth more, however, is not a deal breaker.
“We’ll work with over ten grand, that’s not a problem,” Ayotte assures. “As much as we can raise, the happier we’re going to be. Whatever we can do to do good for the community, that’s what we want.”