Home Heating Assistance Program

Home Heating Assistance Project

The Cumberland Youth Commission works runs a "Home Heating Assistance" Program for Cumberland residents who are in need of funds to pay for home heating costs (oil, electric or gas. The CYC raises funds through events, donations and applies for grants to help these families offset the cost of keeping themselves warm.  

Please consider a donation- the cold weather is on the way and Cumberland has families in serious need. Thank you for considering this tax-deductible donation! (For taxes, reference the Town of Cumberland EIN #05-6000115).

Help support the fund! Click here for the "Go Fund Me" link set up by the CYC.

Click on the link below to print the annual application.

The Cumberland Youth Commission distributed $5,500 in grant money via the Cumberland Planning Department/Town of Cumberland to qualifying low income Cumberland families to offset their home heating costs in March 2014.

The 5K for HEAT, in which over $1400 was raised to assist Cumberland Families in need offset home heating costs.

The 5th Annual Winter Oil Project in 2013 was a success. The Commission sponsored an event featuring comic hypnotist Frank Santos Junior at the Blackstone River Theater to raise funds to to help Cumberland Residents offset the cost of heat this winter. The CYC collaborates with local oil companies and will accept applications for assistance again next winter. A note for those seeking assistance: All the funds are raised by this group of students. The Commission reviews applications mid-winter and awards assistance once funds have been raised at an annual event and other projects. Once you apply, you will receive a notification if your application has been approved for assistance as soon as possible. We encourage you to seek aid everywhere possible in addition to applying with the Youth Commission. See below for more information and resources. 
Special thanks to Frank Santos Junior, the Blackstone River Theater, Joan Butler, The Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland/Lincoln, Churrascaria Marques, Enida Vann Salon, Forecourt, Irmgards Salon & Spa,  Deb Mitchell, Keith Munslow, McKee Oil, Michael's Meats, Marisa Natale, Sassafrass Hair Salon,  Supreme Pizza, Tuck's Food & Spirits  Thanks to our partners McKee Brothers Oil & TH Malloy & Sons and our supporters Mayor McKee and Councilwoman Ackerman. Thanks to all the volunteers, participants and all the businesses that collected donations for the 3rd Annual Winter Oil Project!                                                                           

2011 Cumberland Youth Commission Raising Funds for Annual Oil Project 1/13/11

The Commission works with the Office of Children, Youth and Learning and the town of Cumberland to create civic engagement opportunities for high school students and to improve issues facing Cumberland. Commission members are raising money to help needy families by partnering with local oil companies McKee Brothers and TH Malloy and Sons.  The goal is to assist the Cumberland House of Compassion and provide assistance to at least 15 households with children.

Individuals and local businesses are encouraged to help keep our
neighbors warm by contributing to the oil fund. Send a donation or drop a few dollars in the blue collection cans at these Cumberland businesses: Paul's Liquor, The Chopping Block, Fore Court, The Boys and Girls club, Jim's Deli, Crugnale Bakery, Lizzy's Enchanted Creamery, Coffee Connection, and Pop's Liquor.