Annual Giving Campaign
Help us reach $50,000

Please donate what you can to help us help those in need

15-30 November 2019


2019 Annual Giving Campaign

Helping those who need it most...its what we do

During this holiday season  the HCAF is here to provide emergency assistance grants to those  who need help the most.  

What we do

Our Mission: 3 Services

The overall mission of Holliston Community Action (HCAF), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to unite the community of Holliston in a collective effort to help those who are less fortunate and to support actions that will make Holliston a better place to live for all.  We do this through 3 services:

1.  Emergency Assistance:  Do you know anyone who recently has had a crisis or a financial setback and is unable to pay a bill or provide a specific need for a child?   The HCAF raises money to provide timely emergency financial assistance to qualified applicants.  Grants are applied for under strict confidentiality through the Holliston Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).   This grant fund was originated with the Holliston Business Association in 2009 and now operates as an independent non-profit.  To date the fund has provided over 50 emergency grants totalling over $15,000.

2.  Supporting Community Betterment:  The HCAF raises money and provides service support to organziations, activities, programs or causes that they deem will improve the overall quality of life for the community.  The HCAF also can plan and sponsor their own community betterment activities with assistance from other organizations.  Some examples could be supporting the substance abuse program or planning and funding the creation of a youth activity center.

3.  Students Taking Action:  The HCAF organizes, mentors and supervises a "Student Division" of the organization which consists of students in the community ranging from age 12-22.  The Community Action Fund-Student Division (CAF-SD) provides oversight and guidance to a student-led group that is charged with organizing, planning, staffing and executing fund raisers or awareness programs that support the HCAF mission.  There are no restrictions or requirements to join and all are welcome.  It allows the youth of our community to take an active and positive role in shaping the future.

How to volunteer and support

The HCAF is looking for volunteers to support our upcoming programs.  

Adult Volunteers

We need adults to provide support for our committees and programs.  With HCAF there are no "memberships" required, only a commitment to a specific program or the ongoing work of a committee.  There is no cost associated with becoming a supporter however any donations make a difference.

Student Volunteers

The student division of HCAF is open to all students grades 6-12.  The student division works to support the overall mission of the organization while providing an opportunity to work with peers in a constructive and supportive atmosphere.  

Find out more

Emergency Assistance

charitable donations
Helping people 
Charitable grants
emergency funding
helping elders

Find out how we help the people of our community who need us most.

Community Betterment

charitable donations
Community service
substance abuse prevention
community center
fund raising

See how we support the organizations and programs that are making Holliston even better

Students Taking Action


Find out how to become part of a group making a difference

Check us out



HCAF Student Division Meeting

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Holliston High Cafeteria

Event Details


HCAF Student Division Meeting

Open to all students grades 6-12. 

Bi Monthly meeting of the student division.  Focus on after school club development

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Holliston High Cafeteria

Event Details

If you are able to attend email Phoebe Drohan at

Available for all grades 6-12.

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The Holliston Community Action Fund

770 Washington Street Suite 6 Holliston MA 01746