REALTOR® Community Service

REACT

Berkshire REALTORS® work together with the community to identify, support and sustain charitable organizations that improve the quality of life in Berkshire County.

We invite you to join us in our efforts to
enhance the well-being of those within the Berkshire community.  Your kind and
generous donation is greatly appreciated.

Our group is a committee of the Berkshire County Board of REALTORS, a 501-c6 not-for-profit trade association.  While we give all funds raised
to 501-c3 charities, donations made directly are not tax deductible.

REACT’s Contributions:

Major Fundraiser Events

  • Chili Cook-off Charitable Benefit Fundraiser
  • Charity Golf Tournament Co-Sponsor

Nourishment and Enrichment

  • Non Perishable Food Collections
  • Holiday Dinners for Families in Need
  • Dinner Services at South Congregational Church
  • Breaking Bread Dinner Services, South Berkshire
  • Toiletries and Necessities Collections for Shelters

Family & Children’s Support

  • Backpack Collection for Foster Care
  • BCAC Holiday Elves Program Support
  • BCAC Rulers for Schoolers Collection
  • Berkshire County Kids Place Services Support
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Prevention Support
  • Cancer Care, Concern and Support Services

Health and Wellbeing

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • American Cancer Society Daffodil Days
  • American Red Cross Gift Wrapping
  • American Heart Association Hearts in Bloom
  • Goodwill Industries “Suit Yourself” Clothing Drive
  • Home Heating Oil Fundraising Drive for BCAC

Recent Grant and Award Recipients

  • Berkshire Habitat for Humanity  | Restore $1,500
  • Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity $1,000
  • The Elizabeth Freeman Center $1,500
  • Veteran’s Outreach, Grace Manor $1,870
  • Construct, Inc. $1,000
  • Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC) $1,000
  • Berkshire Homeless Children’s Fund $1,500
  • Berkshire County Red Cross, Disaster Recovery $9,000

 

Interested in joining our REACT committee? Submit our Volunteer Submission Form!


Pittsfield School Districts by Street

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BCC Scholarship Thank you Letter

We just received this wonderful message from our scholarship award winner, Nicole Ledoux.  Our scholarship grants a $750 scholarship to annually to a BCC student, and is one of the oldest on record for the college.  This young woman is going places, based on her commitment and touching thanks extended to Berkshire Realtors… “I would

Help Build a Berkshire Basket

We need your help in two ways – we are building a “Berkshire Basket” to donate to the MAR Charitable Foundation to raffle off for their Housing Grant program.  We have taken advantage of this fund many times to help support Berkshire non-profits that are working so hard to provide housing to a vulnerable population. 
2018 REACT Taskforce

REACT: Making a Difference in our Community

What a lovely thank-you card and letter we received from Construct today!  Including checks made directly payable to Construct, Inc. at the Battle of the Bartenders, our event raised $4700 for the Cara Davis Project Home fund, providing support services including emergency assistance, transitional housing, workforce development, housing and financial counseling and adult education. Thank

Nominate an outstanding REALTOR member for the REALTOR of the YEAR Award!

Reminder: Berkshire candidate nominations must be received by Monday, June 18, 2018!  Please nominate an outstanding REALTOR member who has made the greatest contribution to the advancement of the real estate profession and the community at large from January 1 of the previous year to the present time (the last 18 months).  The award criteria

Battle of the Bartenders North Raised $2,501!

Under the leadership of Becky Gold and Sarah Fleury in Williamson, the 2018 North Battle of the Bartenders was a HUGE success.  It was standing room only at Gala Restaurant at The Orchards.  They raised $2,501 for the Berkshire Immigrant Center  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, they were supporting

REACT: Women’s Build for Habitat

Let’s hear it for the two build teams for the Women’s Build for Habitat for Humanity! Framed the second story! We had two beautiful days to be mindful of others and give back to our community! Last week, we had a fantastic crew led by Mary Jane Dunlop (REACT Chair), Anne Meczywor, Katie Soules, Maria

Two Fundraising Battles of the Bartenders!

Please save the dates and start saving that tip money!!  In addition to attending and having a great night out, you can also help by donating a raffle basket.  Please get in touch with REALTORs Paula McLean if you can donate.  After letting Paula know, we ask you to drop off baskets at any Adams Community Bank at least 3 days prior to the event.  Please tape a note on each basket that says who it is from and what event it should delivered to.  You’re welcome to include personal or business branding inside the donated basket for the receiptn as well.

  • Battle of the Bartenders – North County :  June 11 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm at the Gala Restaurant @ Orchards Hotel in Williamstown.  In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the first battle will be in support of the Berkshire Immigrant Center, whose mission is to assist individuals making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, and aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds. Bartender teams will complete in 1/2 hour shifts to see who can raise the most tips during their time behind the bar.  Raffles will be held, and an Find out more »
  • Battle of the Bartenders – Central/South County : June 14 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm, Olde Heritage Tavern, 12 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240.  This extremely FUN, fundraiser will be in support of Construct, Inc., whose mission is to change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services. Bartender teams will complete in hour shifts to see who can raise the most tips during their time behind the bar.  Raffles will be held, and an amazing time will be had by all.Find out more »

Women’s Build Needs Muscle and Money

Berkshire Realtors have filled not only one crew day for Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Day, but are working on the second day.  We have our builders for day 1 (June 8th), and are filling a second day (June 14th) now. Realtors, Affiliates, friends all are invited.  If you are able to help please contact our