Spring Fundraiser: Saturday, May 2, 6-10PM

SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, MAY 2,  6-10 pm

Dance for Justice 2015

The Berkshire Center for Justice/ Free Legal Clinic is bringing back its popular Spring Dinner Dance Silent Auction Fundraiser event that will be held on May 2nd featuring the Wanda Houston Band performing hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The event will be catered by the Marketplace, and is held at a new location this year –  the Universalist Unitarian Church, 1089 Main Street in Housatonic. Tickets $45.  Call to reserve: 413-854-1955.  Or email:  flcberkshire@gmail.com.

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Mobile Food Bank – Free nutritious food for families in need

Mobile Food Bank

Mobile Food Bank

Did you know that the Mobile Food Bank comes to Great Barrington on a monthly basis?

The Mobile Food Bank provides fresh vegetables, fruit and other nutritious foods at no cost to families in the community.

When? –  First Tuesday of each month, 12-1pm rain or shine
Where? – Community Health Programs (CHP)
444 Stockbridge Road, (Route 7),
Great Barrington.
Questions? Contact The Food Bank at:
413-247-9738

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16th Annual Interfaith Celebration Monday, January 19th

Microsoft Word - Martin Luther King flyer_1-19-201516th Annual Interfaith Celebration
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday
Monday, January 19th 12:00 – 1:00pm

Presentations, songs, dance, music, prayers:
Berkshire Center for Justice, Multicultural BRIDGE, Olga Dunn School of Dance, Railroad Street Youth Project, Nancy King, Luci Leonard, John-Arthur Miller, Local Clergy

Where: First Congregational Church – Parish Hall
251 Main Street, Great Barrington
Early arrival is advised to get seating and to find close parking.

Please bring an item of nonperishable food for People’s Pantry
Sponsors: Southern Berkshire Clergy Association,
Interfaith Committee of Southern Berkshire

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Tax Time! H & R Block Teams up with Us!

It is that time again for folks to think about tax time.
For the 3rd year, the Free Legal Clinic of South Berkshire County, Inc is teaming up with H&R Block where for every client we refer to them, we receive a donation of $20. If you you decide to use H&R Block, please tell them you were referred by the Free Legal Clinic of South Berkshire County, Inc. Your taxes get filed, and, you help your local non-profit at the same time.
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Berkshire Center for Justice: Legal Services for the Disenfranchised

Celebrate the Change – Follow the link to read this wonderful and informative article from The Berkshire Edge!   One very success event last week, November 12, at The Vault Gallery!

 

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CELEBRATE THE CHANGE!


The Free Legal Clinic has become the Berkshire Center for Justice, Inc.   

berk justice flyer party nov 12.inddLift a glass at our fundraiser for the newly re-named Berkshire Center for Justice.

Join us Wednesday, November 12th, 5:30 – 8:30pm at the VAULT GALLERY, 322 Main Street in Great Barrington.  Donation $25

Wine and crudities by Michael Ballon
of Castle Street Cafe.
Director Eve Schatz will speak at 7PM
Please RSVP to 413-854-1955 or
email: flcberkshire@gmail.com
visit us at flcberkshire.wordpress.com

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FREE LEGAL CLINIC OF SOUTH BERKSHIRE COUNTY, INC. CHANGES ITS NAME

The FLC is announcing its name change to the Berkshire Center for Justice, Inc.  We still offer free legal clinics every Wednesday at noon at the Guthrie Center along with their free lunch program. Eight years since our inception, legal clinics are now one of many programs we offer and our new name better reflects our community education, direct legal services, outreach and self advocacy programs. Along with our new name,  and as the result of a successful pilot program, we tested whether clients would feel good about making a $50 donation as a token payment for all of our services.  We are grateful to our clients who so generosity showed us their willingness to help support the organization that does so much for them. We now ask for a $50 intake donation that represents approximately 2 hours of attorney time to conduct and process a private office intake. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our policy is and always has been that no one will be turned away and if making the donation creates a financial hardship we can apply a sliding scale or waiver. To learn more about the Berkshire Center for Justice or to volunteer please call 413-854-1955.

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