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November 19, 2022

United Way’s Largest-Ever Thanksgiving Project Provides Holiday Meals for 20,000 Families

As average cost of Thanksgiving dinner soars, 280,000 pounds of food distributed at 24 locations in 21 communities BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today hosted…

November 9, 2022

United Way Grows Development Team, Announces Three Key Hires

Alicia Adamson, Ty Nguyen and Marvin Rocha will expand and diversify philanthropic efforts to advance an economically just region BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today…

September 22, 2022

Community-Based Organizations Spotlight Innovative Social Ventures Sponsored by United Way Venture Fund

Grants help sustain and expand solutions addressing food security, housing stability, and education MALDEN, Mass. – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today celebrated the impact achieved over…

September 2, 2022

Baker-Polito Administration, United Way Celebrate Second Successful Year of Summer Step Up Initiative

BOSTON –  The Baker-Polito Administration and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley are pleased to celebrate a second successful year of Summer Step Up, an initiative launched by…

July 20, 2022

United Way Awards More Than $1.4M to Community Programs to Engage Youth in After-School and Summer Learning Opportunities

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the distribution of over $1.4 million in grants to after-school and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs across the region.…

July 14, 2022

United Way Awarded $539,000 AmeriCorps Grant to Continue Program Serving North Shore Multilingual Learners

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the receipt of a $539,847 grant from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The funding will…

July 11, 2022

United Way Elects New Members to Board of Directors

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the eight members recently elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The region’s largest United Way…

July 7, 2022

Boston Builds Credit Awards Its First Seal of Approval to Credit-Building Loan FAIR Credit Builder

Boston Builds Credit creates innovative standards for credit-building products to close racial wealth gap, help residents improve credit scores As part of its mission to help Bostonians build prime credit…

June 14, 2022

United Way’s DRIVE Initiative Releases Key Findings, Recommendations to Provide Universal Access to Childhood Developmental Screening

Local early childhood experts discuss the importance of screening and the pandemic’s impact on child development BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today released the issue…

May 25, 2022

United Way, MHSA, CHAPA, Housing Advocates Support Baker-Polito Administration’s New Targeted, Flexible Funding Pilot to Support Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA), Pine Street Inn, Father Bill’s & MainSpring,…