November 19-22, 2024

The Gratitude Project
Holiday Food Essentials

More than 1 in 5 Massachusetts families with children experiences food insecurity. For 25 years, United Way of Massachusetts Bay’s Gratitude Project has supported families who must choose between putting food on their tables or paying their bills. The Gratitude Project includes donation drives for essential supplies, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year, because need knows no season.
Recent Past Events
We host events throughout the year to unite the doers. Some are one time events and others we celebrate every year!

Jan 29 | Day of Policy Action for Massachusetts Families

United Way Massachusetts Bay, The Midas Collaborative and Prosperity Now participated on January 29 in a Day of Action at the Massachusetts State House to lift up policies that support asset development and financial security for low-income Massachusetts families. In the greater Boston area alone, the median net worth for white households is nearly $250,000, and for Black households, it is just $8. Wealth inequality persists across the country and, without direct policy intervention, the wealth gap will continue to widen.

Dec 5 | RE30: Real Estate Celebration

30TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION: REAL ESTATE & BUILDING INDUSTRY Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Boston, MA We celebrated 30 years of partnership and honor New Boston Hospitality and Taylor Smith, LLC of the Omni Hotel Development for reimagining their approach to development and empowering communities.

Nov 18 | Gratitude Project - Fall Food Drive

Throughout November 2023, United Way’s Gratitude Project brought together hundreds of volunteers and donors, who funded, packed, and distributed thousands of meal bags, essential supplies, and gift cards for more than 16,000 families in our region. The Gratitude Project united the doers—people and organizations like you who make a difference in our communities—to support those facing economic challenges. Through the Gratitude Project, United Way awarded nearly $200,000 to community organizations that provided families in their respective communities the essentials they need most.


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