Aubuchon Hardware Store Manager Dave St. Jean presents a check for $392.42 to UWTC North County Regional Director Jodi Breidel.
The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $3,000 to WHEAT Community Connection (A Direct Service Program of the United Way of Tri-County).
FRAMINGHAM – Christopher Cederman used to build houses, but said the physical toll of the work and a struggle with alcohol left him homeless.
Off and on, over the past 10 years, he found shelter by “riding couches,” living in a tent or sleeping in the woods. And that kind of life, he said, “just makes you want to drink more.”
Now sober and living in supported housing, Cederman was grateful Monday to receive a free hot meal, a warm hooded sweatshirt and some company at Christmas.
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.