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En Ka seeks grant requests

DEADLINE May 1st, 2017

Bring Out Your Books

The En Ka Society seeks donations of gently used children’s and adult books to support the Book Sale Tent at the society’s annual Street Fair, scheduled for Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th 2017.

Anytime between Monday, April 10th and Monday, May 15th donated books may be left in the plastic collection bin outside the Carriage House of the Sanborn House, adjacent to Ambrose School at 27 High Street in Winchester. Look for the “Book Drop Here” signs near the door. Books can be placed in small easy to handle boxes, or enclosed in plastic bags to protect them from the elements.

En Ka is particularly in need of lightly used paperback fiction, mysteries, and children’s books. Movie DVDs, books on tape, and music CDs in good condition are also much appreciated. Please No VHS tapes! No textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or condensed books!

All proceeds from the book sale will support En Ka’s annual grants to dozens of Winchester’s charitable and civic organizations. Books that remain unsold at the end of the fair will be donated to More Than Words, in Waltham, a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers at-risk youth. Contact us at

See you at the Fair!!

Upcoming events

May 01, 2017 12:00 AM • En Ka Society
May 17, 2017 10:00 AM • Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA
May 19, 2017 5:00 PM • Winchester


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Please note -- The deadline for the FOURTH quarter’s grant requests is May 1st, 2017. 

Applications are available at, under the Grants section. Please note that requests to fund salaries or fixed operating expenses cannot be considered. A project budget and organization financial statement must be included with the requests for funding.

Since 2000, En Ka has awarded over $1,000,000 through more than 400 grants to local organizations that address the needs of students and youth, the elderly, the physically challenged, and non-profit organizations devoted to providing enrichment and/or health and social services to the Winchester community.

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third quarter 

community grants

The En Ka Society of Winchester is please to announce the recipients of its THIRD quarter grants.  The following organizations received financial gifts for use as described: 

  • Community Schools Association granted funds for Authorfest 2017, which is a community wide enrichment event planned for all Winchester students where seventeen authors and illustrators will visits schools and classrooms on April 4th.
  • English at Large (EAL) granted funds to expand efforts to meet the need for English language instruction for immigrants and refugees.
  • Winchester Recreation Department Summer Concerts granted funds for the sponsorship of one summer concert on the Common. 
  • Wright-Locke Farm- granted funds to help to cover the cost of booking professional bands and printing promotional materials for Family Farm Nights.  
  • Parent to Parent – granted funds for their upcoming program on April 5, 2017, featuring author Lenore Skenazy.
  • Winchester Historical Society – granted funds to make upgrades to the catering kitchen in the Sanborn House Historical and Cultural Center consisting of new stainless steel storage cabinets and new vinyl safety flooring. 

The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit women’s organization that provides aid, through volunteer service and fundraising, to local charities and organizations, which are charitable in nature, and benefit the Winchester community.  Local non-profit organizations may apply for En Ka grants, which are awarded quarterly. 

To learn more about the En Ka Society, Membership, the En Ka Exchange, and Grants or to download a grant application, please visit


Spring has arrived at the 
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Stop by and update your Spring wardrobe for resort vacations and the upcoming season 

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