United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Our Mission: Unite to Create Positive, Lasting Change for People in Need

  • Ensuring that families have safe housing, healthy food and quality childcare.

    Supporting Families
    in Need

    Ensuring that families have safe housing, healthy food and quality childcare.

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  • Helping children enter school ready to learn.

    Preparing Children
    to Learn

    Helping children enter school ready to learn.

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  • Providing supports to help kids avoid risky behavior, stay in school, and graduate.

    Helping Kids
    Succeed in School

    Providing supports to help kids avoid risky behavior, stay in school, and graduate.

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Our Impact is 100% Local

Your donation will help kids andĀ 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.

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