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Become a Member

A-REF is a group of neighbors working to enrich public schools in Athol and Royalston. Please consider becoming a member. You may download our membership form here and send it in to us. Your contributions can be applied to either our endowment or to fund current projects.



If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity we are always looking for good neighbors to help with:

  • Events

  • Photographing projects and events

  • Membership drive and other fundraising

  • Publicity

  • Maintaining the web-site

Please just contact us if you would like to get more involved. Your efforts will help our kids and you’ll have fun connecting and working with interesting, involved folks in our community.

Come to a Meeting

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are generally held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5 pm in the meeting room at Kimball Cooke Insurance. AREF prides itself on efficient, action oriented meetings generally lasting less than one hour. Call to confirm times and venue: 978-249-3408


Our Goal

... is to build bridges between our schools and our community by funding programs that involve collaboration between schools, parents, and community volunteers.



Mail it to AREF /P0 Box 149

Athol MA 01331


Feel great for supporting local kids and building community 

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