The Camdenton Area Chamber is now a Chamber for Good.

"As you all know, we take our role of being a community building organization very seriously and with the launch of our Chamber for Good system we will be taking things to an even higher level of community engagement," Chamber officials send in a press release. "The Chamber for Good system leverages the strength and credibility of our chamber of commerce to shine a bright light on the great charities and causes that labor away on behalf our fellow community members."

As a part of being a Chamber for Good, all 501c3 member organizations that are based in or hold extensive activities in the area are eligible to have a profile on the Chamber for Good website. The profiles allow organizations to post financial, volunteer and item needs.

Residents also will have a central location to browse needs of local charities.

"Residents can also make item or volunteer offers. Chamber for Good makes it easy to GIVE LOCAL and build up those causes that make such an impact in our own community," said Chamber officials. "We ask for your support as chamber members as we launch this new program. We ask that you help spread the word throughout the community. As the visibility of our Chamber for Good program increases so will the credibility of, and goodwill toward, our chamber of commerce, making your membership even more valuable."

Now that residents know about the Chamber for Good opportunity, what do they need to do? The Camdenton Area Chamber asks chamber members to go to the chamber website and click on "Give Local, Chamber for Good" banner. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address. Each Monday, residents can receive emails listing items and volunteer needs from local charities. Entering your email address does not commit a resident to giving anything but allows them to stay engaged in the needs of their community.

For more information, visit www.ChamberForGood/Camdenton.