The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is proud to join the Berkshire Community Action Council, the Salvation Army, The Christian Center, and the Eagle Santa Fund on Monday, November 27, from 10 a.m.. to 12 p.m, for the Holiday Joy Program’s kickoff event at the Library.
The Holiday Joy Program is a collaboration among many local businesses, organizations, and members of our community to provide warm clothing, toys, and food, to low-income families who struggle to meet their basic needs.
At the kickoff celebration, the Library will decorate a giant tree in our main reading room with tickets that list children’s names to sponsor. Sponsors purchase gifts for children and return the new, unwrapped items to the Salvation Army at 298 West Street or the BCAC at 1531 East Street in Pittsfield. There will be carolers, an acting troupe from the Berkshire Theatre Festival, refreshments, and special guest star, Mrs. Claus. The Library will also accept donations of slightly used children’s winter clothing, which we will donate to the Christian Center at 193 Robbins Avenue in Pittsfield.