Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thursday's BOLD event will honor those individuals who have made bold decisions to impact the lives of people in our community, says the Framingham-based organization.
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Tuesday, March 26
The United Way of Tri-County’s recognition event is an annual breakfast that highlights the achievements of those who "Give, Advocate and Volunteer." These special friends and members of the United Way family will join together on Thursday, March 28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel to honor those individuals and companies that have made an impact in their local communities within the MetroWest/495 Corridor. This year the top award - the Summit Award - will be given to the TJX Companies & FM Global for their overwhelming consistent support of the United Way of Tri-County. The Framingham-based United Way of Tri-County organization serves 34 communities in three counties: Norfolk, Middlesex and Worcester. For the second …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Framingham State University Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development, Dr. Susanne Conley, has been elected chair of the United Way of Tri-County’s Board of Directors.
Framingham State University Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development, Dr. Susanne Conley, has been elected chair of the United Way of Tri-County’s Board of Directors. “All of us at United Way are thrilled to welcome Dr. Conley as our in-coming board chair,” said Paul Mina, President and CPO of the United Way. “As a member of our board she has been very active in our food security program with the establishment of our Pearl Street Cupboard and Café and as a founding member of the MetroWest Women’s Alliance. I know that she will bring the same leadership and enthusiasm to her new role as chairperson of the board.” Conley has been a member of the United Way’s Board of Directors for the past five years. The United Way of Tri-County…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The collaboration marks the first time a 2-1-1 card has been created and distributed to students in Massachusetts.
The United Way of Tri-County’s Mass 2-1-1 finds help for thousands of people who need health and human services information and resources quickly. Many of these people are teens looking for assistance on issues such as depression, suicide, peer pressure, and more. With this demographic in mind, the United Way of Tri-County in partnership with the Framingham Public Schools, distributed a youth focused Mass 2-1-1 wallet sized card last month to all middle school and high school students. This is the first time such a 2-1-1 card has been created and distributed to students in Massachusetts. Funding for the card was provided by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. The wallet size card with a simple three digit phone number will enable …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sen. Karen Spilka, Sen. James Eldridge, Rep. Chris Walsh and Rep. Tom Sannicandro put on an apron and lent a hand serving hungry families and individuals at the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café Tuesday night.
MetroWest state senators and representatives spent an hour serving up chicken noodle soup and chicken parm Tuesday night. Sen. Karen Spilka, Sen. James Eldridge, Rep. Chris Walsh and Rep. Tom Sannicandro put on an apron and lent a hand serving hungry families and individuals at the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café in downtown Framingham Tuesday night, Jan. 15. Spilka, Walsh and Sannicandro all represent Framingham. Besides serving food, the legislative delegation spent time lending an ear to those in need. "We are delighted that our local elected officials are helping shine some light on our Pearl Street Cupboard & Café. The number of those in need of food has increased by 400 percent at our Pearl Street Cupboard in the last year alone. The …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
United Way will continue to collect donations for their Feed-A- Family Campaign with a goal of providing over 3,000 families in need and over $10,000 for additional fixings and holiday groceries for the cold winter months ahead.
The United Way of Tri-County distributed more than 1,000 turkeys this holiday season through their direct service food pantries. The Pearl Street Cupboard & Café, the Marlborough Community Cupboard and WHEAT Community Services distributed turkeys on Nov. 19 and 20 to families in MetroWest. In addition, the United Way will continue to collect donations for their Feed-A- Family Campaign with a goal of providing over 3,000 families in need and over $10,000 for additional fixings and holiday groceries for the cold winter months ahead. They are asking the help of the community to provide support for their neighbors during this difficult time of record breaking need. The United Way of Tri-County’s Marlborough Community Cupboard distributed 440 …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Four Framingham organizations were awarded: St. Bridget's Food Pantry, Salvation Army, United way of Tri-County and SMOC.
Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, has awarded $78,700 in grants to emergency food programs throughout MetroWest, including four Framingham organizations, through funds raised by the 44th annual Walk for Hunger. The grants will support programs such as food pantries, schools, farms, food banks, food salvage programs, and other community organizations providing hunger relief. Over 43,000 supporters walked to raise money to help the hungry. In the MetroWest area, 22 different agencies will benefit from these grants. Emergency food programs are a vital resource for people who struggle with hunger, something an estimated 750,000 people in Massachusetts experience. Last year, the Project Bread–funded emergency food …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
At Wednesday night's Selectmen's meeting parks commissioner Joan Rastani said SMOC and the United Way of Tri-County will lend its support to make the Hoops & Homework program a reality in Framingham.
At Wednesday night's Selectmen's meeting, Parks Commissioner Joan Rastani said SMOC and the United Way of Tri-County will lend its support to make the Hoops & Homework program a reality in Framingham. Rastani read the release: "South Middlesex Opportunity Council and United Way of Tri-County look forward to lending support in making Hoops and Homework, a new after-school program for disadvantaged youth in Framingham, a reality. After the Town votes its support of the project, both agencies will work collaboratively in the creation and sustainability of the program. Preparing children to succeed in school and setting them on a course for success are goals the organizations involved share." Selectmen heard and watched a presentation by …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
With a grant from the Sudbury Foundation, the Framingham-based United Way of Tri-County plan to launch an early literacy program, which will provide Framingham families free books.
With a grant from the Sudbury Foundation, the Framingham-based United Way of Tri-County plan to launch Imagination Library, and early literacy program. Imagination Library gives every registered preschool child a book a month, from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten, 60 books in total, delivered straight to their mailbox. Since 2001, the program has distributed more than 41.5 million books nationwide. The Sudbury Foundation grant will provide resources to United Way of Tri-County, as they engage community stakeholders and develop business and fund development plans to support the launch of Imagination Library for Framingham families with children age 0-5, providing them with an age appropriate book every month…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Framingham High graduate and Framingham State University student was the recipient of the MetroWest Women's Alliance Camilla Hilbert Scholarship.
At the age of 8, Tiana Graham left her father and the only country she had ever known. Today, the Jamaican-born Framingham resident Tiana Graham was awarded the MetroWest Women's Alliance Camilla Hilbert Scholarship. The MetroWest Women’s Alliance, an initiative of the United Way of Tri-County and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, along with Framingham State University funds two MetroWest Women’s Alliance Camilla Hilbert Scholarships. These full scholarships are given annually to two women, who will attend Framingham State University, and who are immigrants or daughters of immigrants. Graham, a graduate of Framingham High, is one of the 2012 recipients. She is a member of the class of 2013 at Framingham State. Graham spoke at 2nd Annual …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
An Invisible Thread author Laura Schroff was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Ruby Slippers Gala sponsored by the MetroWest Women's Alliance.
An Invisible Thread author Laura Schroff was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Ruby Slippers Gala sponsored by the MetroWest Women's Alliance. Her story, and how the book can to be, is highlighted in the attached video. During her speech Schroff talked about all of us can make a difference in the lives of other people. That we all have the ability to "throw a lifeline" to another human being. The packed Sheraton ballroom gave a standing ovation after her inspirational speech. The event was a fundraiser and networking event for the Alliance, which is a partnership between the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and The United Way of Tri-County.