United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Our Focus Areas

Our Impact is 100% Local

Your donation will help kids be all they can be and provide financial opportunity for families in Eastern MA and Southeastern NH.

We unite more than 8,000 volunteers, 180 nonprofits, 600 businesses and many government agencies to ensure that:

  • 14,000 Children

    will enter kindergarten more ready to learn and grow.
  • 24,000 Youth

    will be more likely to graduate high school and succeed.
  • 9,400 Families

    are successfully housed and avoided being homeless.

From the Blog

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    “What do I say?”  How to talk to kids about homelessness

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    Hunger Pangs and Little Brains: The Hidden Menace of Childhood Food Insecurity

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    What if you couldn't turn on the heat this winter?

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