Ways to Help

Help someone find their open sky!

We use wellness, relationships, and opportunities - The Open Sky Approach - to help individuals acheive more than they imagined possible, and find their open sky!

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The individuals and families Open Sky serves are enjoying tremendous successes thanks to community support – your support! 

There are many ways to show your support for Open Sky. Whether you donate your time, talents, financial resources, or participate in Open Sky's fundraising events, you’ll be helping people live fulfilling lives. 

On behalf of the thousands of children, adults and families we serve each year, thank you for considering a donation of any kind and amount to Open Sky.

Open Sky is a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt charitable organization. We are proud to have earned the Candid Platinum Transparency Seal! Visit our nonprofit profile to learn more. We want to make sure you have the information you need to support us with trust and confidence so please contact us with any questions.

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Your one-time or monthly donation to Open Sky has the power to give the individuals and families we serve the resources they need to achieve their hopes and dreams. Your online, check, cash, or in-kind contribution is an investment in their future. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at our main office - Attn: Advancement, 4 Mann St. Worcester, MA 01602. 

Don’t forget to check if your company offers a Matching Gifts program, which will increase the value of your gift!

For questions about making a donation, please contact Catherine Twing-Irish in the Advancement Office at catherine.twingirish@openskycs.org or (508) 318-7511.

Donate online

Planned Gifts and Bequests

When you include Open Sky in your estate, you are showing your commitment to the future of the individuals and families we serve and leaving a legacy of hope. 

There are many different types of Planned Gifts - including Open Sky in your will, designating the organization as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, gifts of retirement fund asset, and gifts of real estate.

For more information about these or other Planned Gift vehicles, please contact Lorie Martiska in the Advancement Office at lorie.martiska@openskycs.org or (508) 318-7404

Your neighbors need your help. Find out what you can do. 

Thousands of families face homelessness or housing insecurity in our community. Their health and safety are at risk. Open Sky’s housing and homelessness services supported over 200 individuals and families in 2023. Our outreach teams are on the streets and meeting with folks in your community. Not only connecting them with housing resources, but with mental health and recovery supports, education and employment for a lasting impact.

Read about the housing crisis in Central MA

Safe Homes 

Safe Homes is an LGBTQIA+ drop-in serving youth ages 14-23 in Worcester, Fitchburg and online via Discord. The annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards, typically held in April, raises money for the program and honors passionate and dedicated individuals and businesses making a difference in the Central Massachusetts community through the People of Courage Awards.

For more information contact safehomes@openskycs.org

Learn more about the Gala

Donate to Safe Homes



ValleyCAST is the Arts & Culture arm of Open Sky Community Services and together we believe in the Power of Community!  

In partnership with Open Sky and other community organizations, ValleyCAST sponsors a wide variety of community events that people of all abilities can enjoy together. 

For more information contact Cristi Collari, Director of Community Outreach at Cristi.Collari@openskycs.org.

Donate to ValleyCAST


Valley Friendship Tour

Participants are invited to walk, jog or ride through the Blackstone Valley on one of three non-competitive routes: a Golden Mile walk, a 5K walk/run or a 30-Mile cycling route. The variety of routes means that people of all ages and abilities, those with and without disabilities or mental health challenges, are able to come together as equal participants. All routes begin and end at the Alternatives Whitin Mill in Whitinsville, MA, where participants come together to enjoy lunch, entertainment, raffles and family-friendly activities.

All proceeds from the Tour fund essential programs at Open Sky, mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, homelessness. By coming together with others, sponsors and participants are helping to ensure the youth, young adults, and families Open Sky serves will have the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.

Learn more about Valley Friendship Tour

Sponsorship Opportunities


Valley Bag Toss

Valley Bag Toss is Open Sky's annual cornhole tournament at the Alternatives' Whitin Mill to benefit the health and wellness programs at Open Sky. This is an inclusive event and people of all abilities are welcome to participate. This event is typically held in October.

Spectators are welcome to cheer on the competitors, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy a drink from the cash bar! There are also activities for children.

Learn more about Valley Bag Toss


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