Shaws Give Back

We are so excited to share that we have been selected to be a part of the Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of January, each time a $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag is purchased at the Shaw’s located at 178 Main Street, Sturbridge, $1 will be donated to Venture. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause. We can begin by spreading the news to our friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag during the month of January, the more money we will raise. To learn more about this program, please visit

Virtual Giving Tree

We are hosting a virtual giving tree to help provide gifts to the people we support. You can help ensure everyone has a special gift under the tree that was selected just for them!


  • Visit the Venture Wish List Here – if you use AmazonSmile (see below) you can also find the list in your Amazon account under ‘your lists ‘ then ‘AmazonSmile Charity Lists’
  • Browse the list and select item(s) you want to purchase and add them to your cart
  • Select ‘this item is a gift’ so we will know who it is from and we can thank you for your generosity.
  • Checkout as usual and select the Venture Gift Registry Address for the shipping address so the items will be delivered directly to Venture’s Administrative Office.
  • We will wrap the gift and have it delivered directly to the recipient to open and enjoy just in time for Christmas.
Please purchase items to be delivered no later than Friday, December 11th so we have time to wrap and deliver prior to the holiday. 
If you have any questions, please contact Paige Mador  at 774-922-1135
Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Did you know that you can support Venture while you shop at Amazon year round? All you have to do is visit: and select Venture Community Services as your charity of choice. That’s it!
Amazon Smile now also works in the Amazon mobile app. Just activate it in your settings. Happy Shopping and Giving!

Big Y & Shaws Community Program

The Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Program and the BIG Y Community Bag Program will be running throughout the month of March. When you purchase a $2.50 reusable bag at the Shaw’s located at 178 Main Street, Sturbridge, or the Big Y located at 505 East Main St, Southbridge – $1 is donated to Venture. Our goal is to sell 750 bags, equivalent to $750 raised. We are confident that with the help of our dedicated supporters, we can reach this goal. We strongly encourage you to share this news with family and friends as well! The bags are located on displays around the store and at the checkout. For more information about the program, please visit or Thank you for your support!

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