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Saturday, June 20, 2015

 FRAMINGHAM - In places like Framingham, summer can be a difficult stretch for the hundreds of children who rely on school meals to make it through the day.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

 SUDBURY - More than 300 people gathered Wednesday night at the Wayside Inn to honor and support local charities at the 200 Foundation’s 51st annual dinner, the organization's largest fundraising event of the year.

Friday, May 8, 2015

CLINTON - For Jodi Breidel, returning to the helm of WHEAT is a bit of deja vu.

It also has been a period of adjusting, as well as dealing with some disappointment at the stripped down version of the organization she was executive director of seven years ago.

Since returning at the end of March, Breidel has been trying to manage a consolidation of three locations into one. The first phase - moving the offices and food pantry - from Main Street into the location of the Hidden Treasures Thrift Store , 272 High St., is complete. In June, the cafe will move into the same location, making it easier to manage the multi-purpose organization, while saving money on rent.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Message From Paul Mina, President & Chief Professional Officer

Congratulation to our friend and Colleague, President Javier Cevallos who was installed this morning By Governor Charles Baker as the 16th President of Framingham State University.

Javier’s installation as President of FSU was an upbeat, happy occasion for the FSU Community and the greater Metrowest/495 Corridor. We welcome Javier, his wife Josee and their children to our community.  Please join me in congratulating President Cevallos on his inauguration!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

HUDSON – Gabby Melo of Hudson got a standing ovation from hundreds of guests when she was announced as Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Westborough – For the past 35 years, Mark’s Moving & Storage has helped countless families and businesses safely move their valuable items from one location to another. Now, with the creation of a new foundation, Mark Silverman, the company’s president and CEO,  is committed to helping those in need by donating to them furniture and other household items.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Volunteers from Staples and the Community of St. Lukes helped at the Pearl Street Cafe last week.

Volunteers from Staples and the Community of St. Lukes joined us at Pearl Street’s Cafe Night.

Thanks so much for joining us and helping out!



Friday, April 10, 2015

FRAMINGHAM — Growing up poor in the Bronx, and raised by a pair of drug-addicted parents, Liz Murray needed a helping hand to overcome the circumstances of her childhood.

Murray, author of the book “Breaking Night,” told an audience in Framingham Thursday that it was the support of others that helped her rebound after she dropped out of school and became homeless.

Friday, March 6, 2015

CLINTON — Despite all the changes going on at WHEAT Community Connections, a familiar face is coming back.

Jodi Breidel, of Clinton, will be returning to lead the organization as the North County director for the United Way of Tri-County. She begins work on Monday, March 30.

According to Paul Mina, president and CPO of the United Way, Breidel's duties will include managing the United Way's Clinton Community Connection, which is also called WHEAT Community Services. WHEAT merged with the United Way more than two years ago.

"All of us at United Way are thrilled to have Jodi join our United Way family," Mina said. "Her experience as the former executive director of WHEAT Community Services, together with her skills as a fundraiser, make her the perfect person for the job."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FRAMINGHAM - The team includes Framingham locals Peter Gould, Michelle Kinsella, Sarah Matteodo, Joe Mazzola, and Bailey Siber.