The Canton Community Chest grew out of the War Chest of World War I and the post-war situation. William R. Timken suggested to Paul Belden that he go up to Cleveland and investigate the Community Chest which had recently been organized there—one of the first in the United States. A one-day investigation by Mr. Belden led to a more extended investigation, which was made by Mr. H.C. Pontius at the request of Mr. Timken. At that time there were about 40 community chests in the country.
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