Charitable Needs Committee

Our 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.

Committee Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
Barbara Grusell

Chairperson

2021

Paulette LeBlanc

Member

2019

Paul Lamontagne

Member

2021

Claire Harding

Member

2021

Lois Shorten

Member

2021