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February 23, 2021

Statement of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Regarding Leadership Change at United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide (“UWW”) announced recently that CEO Brian Gallagher will be stepping down from his position effective March 1, 2021. His resignation comes amidst allegations against UWW of sexual…

February 11, 2021

United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 Emerges as a Critical Lifeline During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BOSTON – Whether it is providing information to prevent evictions, connecting people to mental health resources, or helping to facilitate Covid-19 vaccination appointments, United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 hotline is available…

February 8, 2021

National Grid Foundation Awards $250,000 to United Way for Financial Relief to Families Impacted by Covid-19 Crisis

BOSTON — The National Grid Foundation has awarded United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley a $250,000 grant to provide emergency financial assistance to help local families in need…

January 25, 2021

Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative Supports COVID-19 Testing for Child Care

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (MA ECFC) announces that members of the Collaborative will provide financial support for a dedicated, statewide COVID-19 testing pilot to support the…

December 14, 2020

State Representative Bill Driscoll, State Representative Bruce Ayers, and State Senator Walter Timilty Secure $40,000 for United Way’s Resilient Randolph Fund

Randolph, MA – With no signs of the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis easing for families in need, State Representative Bill Driscoll Jr., State Representative Bruce Ayers, and State…

December 10, 2020

Brian Gold Named First Director of the Massachusetts Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (MA ECFC) today announced Brian Gold as its first director, signaling its firm commitment, particularly in this time of crisis, to ensuring…

November 30, 2020

BEST Hospitality Training, UNITE HERE Local 26 and United Way Launch Hospitality Workers Covid-19 Emergency Fund 

Boston, MA – Facing a 90% unemployment rate in the hotel industry and the possibility that a third of the region’s hospitality workers may never return to their jobs, United…

November 21, 2020

United Way’s Largest Thanksgiving Project to Date Responds to Increased Need & Covid-19 Challenges

BOSTON – The ongoing Covid-19 public health and economic crisis has both increased the number of families in need and created new challenges for distributing Thanksgiving meals in person this…

November 6, 2020

United Way Launches $750,000 Drive to Distribute 15,000 Thanksgiving Meals at 23 Locations Across the Region

New Data Shows Massachusetts Food Insecurity Is Projected to Increase by 59% from 2018-2020, the highest projected increase in the nation BOSTON – United Way launched a $750,000 fundraising drive…

October 26, 2020

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Collaborates with U.S. Charitable Gift Trust to Introduce United Way Legacy Income Trusts, a New Planned-Giving Option for Donors

BOSTON, October 26, 2020 – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB) today announced that it is collaborating with the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust® (Gift Trust), a tax-exempt…