GET INVOLVED

THE GRATITUDE
PROJECT

Join us this year to make an immediate impact on families in our communities!

The Gratitude Project is United Way’s inclusive, community-centered invitation for our partners—donors, corporate partners, policy makers, community members—to increase resource accessibility in some of our most vulnerable communities. 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.

The Gratitude Project: Holiday Food Essentials

November 19-22, 2024 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

In 2023, our holiday distribution:

United

21 communities, 250 donors, and 900 volunteers

Distributed

106,400 pounds of food, $195,000 in grants, and 9,500 gift cards

Raised

$687,000+ in emergency assistance that went immediately back into the community

Supported

more than 16,000 families!
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Tuesday, November 19, 2024

Private Equity & Venture Capital Industry Night

6:00 - 9:00 PM Join professionals from the PE/VC industry and their guests for an evening of networking and hands-on volunteering! For questions, please contact Sarah Reilly at sreilly@supportunitedway.org.

Wednesday, November 20, 2024

Friends & Family Day

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Grab your friends and family for a fun day of service, packing meal bags for local families! Registration opens closer to the event. For questions, please contact Mirayah Cheek at mcheek@supportunitedway.org.

Thursday, November 21, 2024

Young Professionals Night

6:00 - 9:00 PM Hey young professionals—Join over 300 of your peers for an evening of giving back. Network with other young professionals in Greater Boston while packing food to nourish families across our region. For questions, please contact Molly Cullen at mcullen@supportunitedway.org.

Wednesday, November 20, 2024

Friends & Family Night

5:30 - 7:30 PM Grab your friends and family for a fun evening of service, packing meal bags for local families! For questions, please contact Aimee Sanchez at asanchez@supportunitedway.org.

Saturday, November 23, 2024

Holiday Food Essentials
Distribution Day

Attleboro, Dorchester, Lowell, Lynn, Quincy, and Taunton Join us as we distribute 10,000 meal kits throughout our region just in time for the holidays! For questions, please contact Mirayah Cheek at mcheek@supportunitedway.org.