Charitable MissionsCranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club is proud to participate in and provide support to the following organizations:
Hillcrest Educational Centers is a private not-for-profit agency that provides a range of individualized and comprehensive clinical, psychological and special education services for children, adolescents and families in Berkshire County, MA and the Northeast. The students served by Hillcrest in nonresidential and residential programs have complex psychiatric, behavioral and/or developmental disorders, including autism, and a variety of high risk behaviors. Cranwell partners with Hillcrest Educational Centers and participates in their Holiday Wish Program for the children. We have been consistently able to provide gifts for approximately 40-45 children each year. Any employee can participate in the program and use their own resources to provide a gift.
Berkshire United Way has been a leader in providing community solutions in Berkshire County since 1924. Today, Berkshire United Way serves 26 communities and directly impacts more than 22,000 lives across the county through a diverse set of activities and services directed to improvements in education and employment - the keys to a good life. Cranwell partners with United Way to raise money throughout the year by giving employees the opportunity to donate through payroll deductions, employee cash calendars, and gift basket raffles. Cranwell has received the Pinnacle Award by successfully achieving campaign goals set by United Way, for example, through increasing campaign giving dollars over the previous year, increase of employee participation, and corporate dollar matching and/or in-kind gifts.
Every hour of every day, Elizabeth Freeman Center provides lifesaving, life renewing help to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to their families. The center offers free and confidential counseling, shelter, legal advocacy, safety planning, teen dating violence prevention education, a 24/7 hotline, and much more. In 2013 the Spa at Cranwell partnered with Annie Selke Companies to sponsor a Swim-A-Thon over a three-week period to raise pledges based on the distances participants swam, walked or jogged in the water. Proceeds benefited the Elizabeth Freeman Center.
Cranwell donates services to help a variety of organizations raising money during fundraising events for their auctions or raffles. Many of these organizations relate to healthcare, education, human services, arts, culture and humanities, and community improvement to name a few. Other causes Cranwell has been involved in, in Berkshire County, were collecting prom dresses to provide to young adults with limited means; donating spa products to the Elizabeth Freeman Center; helping on-site with a Habitat for Humanity project; making gift baskets for causes related to breast cancer awareness and local public school fundraisers; as well as collecting cell phones and eye glasses to help families in need. Cranwell donates throughout the year, every year and is proud to be helping make a difference in a variety of special causes.