Want to know how to make an appointment for the Food Pantry?

Want to know how you can help the Food Pantry? 

For information on the En Ka Pantry - please click here --  En Ka Pantry Info 

En Ka Auction goes online -

May 16 - 23


This will be the second year that the En Ka Society has not been able to hold the annual En Ka Fair [curse you, Covid! Shaking fist] 

The mission of the En Ka Society is to aid non-profit organizations and initiatives that serve Winchester and residents in need. We provide both monetary assistance and have direct service programs in the community.  En Ka grants are distributed 4 times a year to groups as diverse as the Jenks Senior Center, ABC House, Winchester Police and Fire Departments, Winchester Got Lunch, Meals on Wheels, Council of Social Concern. You get the idea.

We also run the En Ka Pantry – a food pantry housed in our Exchange shop on Washington Street.  Did you know about the emergency assistance funds and the scholarships for summer programs and the book distribution program? 

Bottom line - since funding for these services is raised primarily through our Fair, we are feeling the pinch.

We are asking for your help. Please support our efforts by purchasing one or more raffle tickets for the cost of $10 per ticket / chance. By doing so, you not only help these programs listed above to continue, you will also help the local businesses featured as daily prizes. A winner will be randomly drawn each day during the month of June for the designated prize.

You can purchase them by following this link --  En Ka Raffle 2021

Or at Book Ends in downtown Winchester or from any En Ka member.

Don't know a member? Drop us a line @ info@enkasociety.org  and we will get some raffles out to you!

Deadline to purchase is May 25 and the drawing will start on June 1st.

Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!  




En Ka is honored to be a recipient of the Cummings Community Giving Program!  #CummingsCG  

Thank you #CummingsFoundation for your continued support! 

Upcoming events

June 01, 2021 • virtual

En Ka Grants 

for 3rd Quarter

Since 2000, the En Ka Society has awarded over $1,000,000 in more than 400 grants. We support projects focused on the needs of students and youth, the elderly, the physically and mentally challenged, and non-profit organizations devoted to providing the Winchester community with enrichment and health and social services. We encourage non-profit groups to apply for grants of up to $5,000. Grant guidelines and applications may be found at www.EnKaSociety.org. Questions may be e-mailed to Gifts@EnKaSociety.org

Representatives of Wright-Locke Farm receive an En Ka Grant.  The grant is giving financial assistance for the farm’s creation of Grow a Row. This initiative will focus on using a field to produce crops with long shelf lives (root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes…); involving local youth to help plant, weed and harvest the crops; and donate all food grown to local food pantries.   

A grant check was awarded for the 2nd annual Winchester Cultural District’s Photoville Fence Exhibit managed by the Griffin Museum to be held June 19. 

Members of the Winchester Police Criminal Justice/Explorer Program  receive an En Ka Grant. The program promotes youth involvement in community, safety, service and an interest in law enforcement.

The Brio Integrated Theatre received an En Ka grant to support their internship program for young adults with disabilities. The project goal is to prepare this group for adult life by providing the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. 

Please donate to the

En Ka General Fund

Donations will help fund En Ka’s Social Service and Grants Programs which serve the residents of Winchester.


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 En Ka Exchange

En Ka Exchange


We welcome Spring and Summer donations through May 8th at the En Ka Exchange Resale Shop - 1037 Main St, Winchester.  There are bins on the front porch of the Exchange. Thanks!

Please note:

* Items should be new or gently used (no stains, rips or pulls).

* Current styles and popular brands are much appreciated.

* Please no “slogan-ed” gear other than Winchester specific items.

*  NO BOOKS! Clothing, purses, shoes and jewelry only!

For more information about the En Ka Exchange, and the En Ka Society in general, please look over our web page or contact us at info@enkasociety.org

The En Ka Society in Winchester... here for you

The En Ka Society Social Service Committee provides confidential need-based financial assistance to Winchester residents who are experiencing financial hardship.

Beneficiaries may identify themselves to the Social Service Chairs via email 


or an application may be submitted on their behalf by an agency validating the financial need.

We are here for you. Please spread the word within our community.

En Ka Society is a proud recipient of a Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant. 

For more information...https://www.cummingsfoundation.org/index.html   #cummingsCG #cummingsproperties

Thank you for your incredible generosity! 

Let’s keep the good going! 

En Ka Society   |  
1037 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890   |  781.729.6146  information@enkasociety.org

© En Ka Society 2019

Thank you to the Winchester Winchester Archival Center for many of the older photos.

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