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Charitable Needs
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Address:
157 Main St.
Spencer, MA 01562
Phone:
508-885-9693
Fax:
MEETINGS:
Meetings are typically held the first Monday of the month from September through June at 6:30 PM in the lower level of the Town Hall. Please check meeting calendar to verify. No meetings in July and August.

Please access Meetings via the lower parking lot/westside door of the Town Hall. Door will be unlocked at 6:15 pm
 
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Frequently Asked Questions
Duties & Responsibilities
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Members
Name
Title
Term Expiration
Barbara Grusell
Chair
2021
Paulette LeBlanc
Member
2019
Paul Lamontagne
Member
2021
Claire Harding
Member
2021
Lois Shorten
Memner
2021
Mission
The Charitable Needs Committee is responsible for the distribution of moneys from the Melinda Prouty Harrington Fund.  The fund was set up to provide a helping hand to the poor and indigent of the Town of Spencer.  The committee has established a rule that applicants must have been Spencer residents for at least 1 year. 

The assistance is intended to be a one time payment to help the applicant pay an outstanding bill - i.e. rent, utilities.  It operates on a voucher system.  Once the committee approval is obtained, if the request is for food, the applicant is given a voucher which can then be presented at a supermarket to pay for groceries.  If the request is for something other than food, the voucher is paid directly to a utility company. In the case of rent, the tenant must send a voucher to the landlord.


2019 MEETING DATES  
January 7, 2019
February 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
April 1, 2019
May 6, 2019
June 3, 2019
July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting
September 3, 2019 (Tuesday after Labor Day)
October 7, 2019
November 4, 2019
December 2, 2019




 

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