December 8, 2015

North Adams, MA – As the season of giving ramps up, Berkshire Family & Individual Resources, Inc. (BFAIR) is kicking-off their fourth Annual Campaign. Chaired by Patti Messina, Clerk of the Board of Directors, this year’s campaign hopes to surpass last year’s campaign total of $17,000.  Having completed a year of strategic growth and new initiatives, BFAIR is poised to continue that momentum into 2016.

Rich Weisenflue, Executive Director said, “As we look toward 2016, our initiatives continue to focus on a changing landscape of services and people that we serve. Most notably, we will begin to offer community based day services in our newly acquired space on Roberts Drive in North Adams and grow our residential services programs in Pittsfield and expand to Southern Berkshire County.”

Continuing on the remarks of Weisenflue, Patti Messina, remarked that “BFAIR has typically been known for providing services to individuals living with developmental disabilities. While this is the corner-stone of service provided, BFAIR is responding to the growing need in the community for services to elders in the home, those with acquired brain injury, as well as children and adults living with autism.”

This year’s Annual Campaign will run through February 2016. A “Giving from the Heart” event hosted by BFAIR and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce on February 11, 2016 will give the community an opportunity to visit the administrative office while networking with friends and colleagues.

Those interested in learning more about BFAIR or making a tax-deductible donation to the campaign can visit .

BFAIR is a member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and Williamstown Community Chest. For more information about BFAIR’s programs and services visit or call 413-664-9382.