MassDevelopment Supports Whitten Ctr. Upgrades

Whitin Community Center

Whitinsville, MA – MassDevelopment has provided a $100,000 TechDollars loan to the Whitin Community Center (WCC) in Whitinsville, which will use loan proceeds to update its computer hardware and software systems; enhance its financial and general ledger accounting system; add online registration and payment processing; and upgrade its membership and volunteer tracking systems.

The Whitin Community Center is a private nonprofit that was founded in 1922 by the Whitin family. The WCC serves more than 5,000 members, from preschool children to active seniors, through a variety of health and wellness, recreational, social, and family-based programs, services, and events. The WCC offers both member-based and community programming at low or no cost to those who use its services.


“The Whitin Community Center provides Blackstone Valley with access to important services and recreational activities that allow individuals and families to engage with their community,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Lauren Liss. “I’m pleased this MassDevelopment loan will help the Center upgrade its technology systems for the next generation of Blackstone Valley residents.”

“The Whitin Community Center is very thankful to MassDevelopment for providing funding for projects that we could not otherwise afford as a nonprofit,” said Whitin Community Center Executive Director Heather Elster. “We cannot wait for our customers to experience all the benefits of these exciting changes.”


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