Every Thursday Patch will run a weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more.
You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more:
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The List: Winchester Non-Profits Making a Difference
- - The main objective of Rotary is service. After all, there motto is Service above Self. Winchester Rotarians have developed community service projects, support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals.
- - Winchester ABC is a chapter of A Better Chance, Inc., a national nonprofit organization founded to provide academically talented male and female scholars of color with expanded educational and career opportunities. In 1971, Winchester ABC welcomed its first scholars. Since then, more than 70 scholars have graduated from Winchester High School. Most have gone on to receive higher degrees.
- - The center was founded by Brian Milauskas, Director of Kidstock, and Debbie Boyle, Director of Ballet Arts Centre. And it promotes building community in Winchester through the arts with education, participation and presentation.
- - The Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence is a charitable organization dedicated to raising and granting money in support of innovation and creativity in the Winchester public schools. This community based non-profit funds both system wide initiatives and individual teacher grants. WFEE relies on community donations for its funding, and all gifts are tax deductible.
- - The Winchester Seniors Association is a not-for-profit volunteer corporation of, by, and for people 55 years and older. Their goal is to improve the quality of seniors’ lives through participation in providing a wide range of social, educational and recreational activities. The WSA operates the private, not-for-profit Jenks Center for the benefit of the citizens, community organizations, and Town of Winchester.