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May 7, 2022

United Way Provides Necessities to Expectant Mothers at 12th Annual Community Baby Shower

As inflation soars, 1,000 families gifted infant care essentials at region-wide distributions BOSTON –  United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley celebrated its 12th annual Community Baby Shower on…

April 6, 2022

Boston Foundation, United Way Join Nearly 50 Organizations in Support of Election Day Registration Provisions

Conference Committee currently shaping VOTES Act BOSTON – The Boston Foundation and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley joined with nearly 50 other organizations co-signing a letter calling…

April 6, 2022

Bob Giannino to Receive 2022 LGBT Trailblazer Award From Boston Business Journal

BOSTON – The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) today announced that United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley President and CEO Bob Giannino will be one of two recipients of…

March 23, 2022

United Way Welcomes Giselle Ferro Puigbo as Chief Development Officer

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley welcomes Giselle Ferro Puigbo as Chief Development Officer, President and CEO Bob Giannino announced today. An advocate for equity and…

March 3, 2022

National Grid Foundation Awards United Way $250,000 to Support Families in Need

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

February 16, 2022

United Way Raises More Than $100,000 to Support and Show Appreciation for Local Childcare Centers

Emergency fundraising campaign aims to boost morale among staff, provide necessary equipment for early childhood centers BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB) announced today that…

February 11, 2022

United Way Celebrates Mass211 Day, Marks 1 Million Pandemic-Related Calls on Health and Human Services Hotline

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley joins Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, United Way organizations across the state, and other…

February 8, 2022

United Way Awarded $4.5M Grant from DESE to Strengthen Social Emotional Learning and Enrichment for Out-of-School Time and After-School Providers

BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced the receipt of a $4.5M grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide wraparound…

February 4, 2022

Supportive Housing Bill Led by Rep. Meschino, United Way Reported Out Favorably by Joint Committee on Housing

Proposed legislation would expand supportive housing and services and enable swift, equitable and targeted deployment of funds to help adults, youth, and families experiencing chronic homelessness BOSTON – State Representative…

January 31, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Announces Free Tax Services Available to Maximize Refunds for Boston Residents

Boston Tax Help Coalition to provide remote and community-based tax preparation services in 9 languages. BOSTON – On Friday, January 28, Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the Boston Tax Help…