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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…

October 12, 2020

United Way: Governor Baker’s Eviction Diversion Initiative is an Important First Step

Less than one week before the statewide eviction moratorium was set to expire, Governor Charlie Baker today announced a $171 million eviction diversion plan to deploy assistance to Massachusetts tenants…

September 28, 2020

United Way Calls for Robust Housing Investments and Financial Relief for Tenants

Region braces for a potential tripling of evictions related to COVID-19  With the statewide eviction moratorium set to expire on October 17, 2020, Massachusetts is in a make-or-break moment to prevent an…

September 14, 2020

Six months after onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, United Way reports helping more than 300,000 households with financial assistance

Six months after launching its Covid-19 Family Support Fund and targeting relief efforts in more than a dozen cities hard-hit by the public health and economic impact of the pandemic,…

September 9, 2020

City of Malden, United Way and Community Partners Launch Malden Together Fund to Support Malden Residents Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Malden Together Fund will be seeded by a $50,000 grant from United Way Malden, MA – The City of Malden, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and several…

August 25, 2020

In the Face of COVID-19 Challenges, Nonprofits Innovate and Partner to Solve Community Issues

United Way’s 2020 Venture Fund Competition, presented by Aetna, awards $300,000 to four game-changing Ideas BOSTON — To help local nonprofits innovate and address the critical needs that are growing…

August 21, 2020

Northern Trust Awards $75,000 to United Way to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Massachusetts

BOSTON — United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley received a $75,000 donation from Northern Trust in support of COVID-19 relief efforts as part of THE NORTHERN TRUST Charity…