150 Main St. Lee MA 01238
Each evening will be devoted to a different non-profit organization with 15% of the night’s net profit given directly to support their work in our community
The women’s program at Soldier On has been providing services to women veterans since 2005. We foster a supportive environment of peers as women prepare for their transition to independent or family life. The program provides our women veterans with a safe, structured environment that gives them a chance to regain a stable footing after returning from active duty.
Please join us for our Community Nights this winter. Each week we will partner with a local nonprofit to highlight their cause. While we have always partnered with local organizations with different donations, including cooking classes, Chef for a Day, or gift certificates for dinner, recently we have been thinking about how to integrate our work more directly with the community that has supported us for almost 14 years. We are looking forward to giving back by doing what we do best, feeding people!
Here is what you can do to help: bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening out while supporting a good cause. It’s a great combination. In addition, everyone who attends to support Community Night will have their names entered into a raffle for a chance to win a dinner for 2 at one of our popular wine dinners!
Please mark the following nights on your calendar if you would like to enjoy a delicious meal at Chez Nous and take advantage of this easy opportunity to contribute to some of the community organizations doing important work to strengthen the Berkshires and beyond:
January 29: Soldier On: Catherine A. Doherty Veterans Community Residence The new project in Pittsfield, MA, will provide fourteen affordable one-bedroom supportive housing units in a small community setting, which is best suited for serving female veterans who have experienced higher levels of trauma, including military sexual trauma, post traumatic stress, or residual effects of early childhood trauma.
February 5: Community Access to the Arts CATA nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through the arts.
February 12: Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) creates educational, workforce and production opportunities in the film and media industry as an economic initiative for the western Massachusetts region.
February 19 Flying Cloud Institute programs promote creative thinking, problem solving, and mastery learning in STEM discliplines through an integrated approach. They provide children from kindergarten through high school with opportunities to engage in real world experiences under the supervision of professionals in these fields who inspire them to reach their full potential.
February 26 Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention The Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention (BCSP) was established as a regional coalition of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP) in 2009 with a mission of reducing self-harm and suicides. The mission of Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention is for everyone to find an alternative to suicide and self-harm, to find relief from unbearable psychological pain, and for our community to meet their needs. BCSP is part of a network of regional coalitions throughout Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.
March 4: Music In Common Empowers youth & communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance.
May 20: Railroad St. Youth Project RSYP’s professional staff pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.
May 27: WAM Theatre THEATRE FOR EVERYONE THAT BENEFITS WOMEN AND GIRLS. WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Their vision is to create opportunity for women and girls, theatre as philanthropy.