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Berkshire Theatre Group Wins Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group announced it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, to support the BTG PLAYS! year-round education program.

BTG PLAYS! contains 10 individual programs. Of the 16,000 schoolchildren in Berkshire County, BTG PLAYS! serves 13,000. This means 81% of all Berkshire County schoolchildren participate in this education program.

By offering in-school, after-school, and summertime programs, it reaches a wide cross-section of youth. After-school activities help low-income families by extending the school day, thus providing a safe place for their children to spend their after-school hours. The program also provides a safe place for children during the summer with its summertime classes and its annual community-theatre production.

“We’re deeply thankful for TD Charitable Foundation’s grant to BTG PLAYS!” Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire said. “With this support, we may continue to serve Berkshire County schoolchildren, showing students how to be a part of a creative, thriving community. We are grateful that TD Charitable Foundation supports the transformative work we do through our education program.”

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