United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Disaster Recovery

When disaster strikes, we step up to support those who need it most

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Greater Lawrence Relief Fund

100% of your donations will go to help those affected by the gas explosions in Greater Lawrence

Support the Greater Lawrence Relief Fund

The Future of Philanthropy is Here

United Way and Salesforce.org have partnered to create Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud

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Ending Homelessness

Join us in the fight to make homelessness history!

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Thousands of volunteers help those in need.

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Educational Success

Helping kids enter school ready to learn, develop critical skills and stay in school.

Why It Matters

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 and 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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