FRAMINGHAM – Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jose Sabino left the Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe Tuesday with a grateful grin and cart full of free Thanksgiving groceries.
FRAMINGHAM: With your $50 donation, the United Way can provide up to 7 bags of groceries filled with a turkey, fresh vegetables, stuffing, and dessert.
FRAMINGHAM - Every November as millions of American families gather to cut into juicy holiday turkeys, there are many more people across the country who are unable to afford the luxury of a Thanksgiving dinner.
But according to United Way of Tri-County, a mere $50 can buy a full meal for a family of four - which is why, in order to fund its annual charity program to provide underprivileged families with full holiday dinners, United Way partnered with Access Framingham to host the inaugural Tele-text-a-thon. The live program, which aired Sunday night, featured more than a dozen entertainers and local officials in order to raise money to help feed local families at the Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe.
FRAMINGHAM – The United Way of Tri-County will raise money for its food pantries next Sunday night in true Jerry Lewis fashion, with a live fundraiser on local cable access featuring music, comedy, dance and touching stories about neighbors in need.
The organization’s first ever Tele-Text-a-Thon will give supporters the chance to call—or text—in their donations, or go online to the United Way’s website to give.
President and CEO Paul Mina is set to serve as emcee for the program, which airs Sunday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Access Framingham.
As part of its support to community organizations, the Clinton Savings Charitable Foundation donated $6,000 to WHEAT Community Connections, a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County, which has served the communities of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Lancaster and Sterling since 1982.
The United Way Women’s Alliance celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its Ready to Read early literacy pilot initiative this week.
The initiative began as an effort to equip young children in Framingham with the skills they will need to enter kindergarten.
With six weeks to go before school starts, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) still needs to gather donations for 347 backpacks for needy children.
WHEAT Community Connections, a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Clinton, will be offering a summer feeding program. Beginning Tuesday, July 21, and running through Aug. 25, from 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Shaw’s Supermarkets is rolling out its new Summer of Giving program in all its stores during the month of July to help local food pantries. Through July 31, the Clinton Shaw’s, on Main Street, will be collecting donations to support the United Way of Tri-County’s WHEAT Community Connections, serving Clinton, Berlin, Bolton, Lancaster, Sterling and Stow.