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I’m Laura Taylor from the Clinton Early Childhood Resource Center. We partner with WHEAT on all their programs. I was a past WHEAT employee before I had this role, and have been partnering with WHEAT for the five years that I have been in this job. The Clinton Early Childhood Resource Center is a program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. The Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant provides families...
Hi, my name is Sharlene. My husband Bob and I live in Rutland and come to WHEAT to volunteer every week. We are both retired. I was a high school teacher and Bob was an engineer. We were volunteering at a thrift store, but that ended so we decided to come here.   In the past we donated items to Hidden Treasures so I knew the pantry was here and that they needed help. When we volunteer we do many things; whatever is asked of us. We fill bags...
My name is Carlos Daniel Sique and I’m from Framingham. I’m a new staff member at the United Way of Tri-County. I help in the food pantry by doing intake for families that come through. I also work as a cashier in the United Way Distribution Services store when it’s open. In a typical day I check in families when they come to the pantry and set them up for their future visits with reminder cards. I help stock up the shelves when needed and am...
Name: Craig Dowdy   Town of residence: Framingham   Which UWTC program(s) have you volunteered for?  - Pearl Street Cupboard  - Pearl Street Café  - Feed-A-Family   How long have you been volunteering here?4 months   Do you volunteer regularly or occasionally?Regularly, I have to take vacation time to do days so that is limited. I work with Vicki at nights often or the weekends in the Café kitchen.   Why did you decide to volunteer?I signed up...
Name: Jean Strock Town of Residence: Princeton, MA Why did you decide to become a member of the Mass211 Board of Directors, and what are your duties? I was honored and gratified to be part of the first Mass211 Board of Directors. Many dedicated individuals worked for years to secure the 2-1-1 number for our Mass211 information and referral service. I joined people like Paul Mina as we formed the first board. What is your favorite part of being...
Name: Johanna   Town of Residence: Jamaica Plain   Can you tell us about your family? (e.g. number of people, ages, are there older adults, are you a single parent, etc.): I’m married with one child.   Which direct service do you benefit from? Mass211    Can you tell me how long you have been coming to or using this service? Just last year.   Can you tell me why you come to or use this service? Mass211 has been most helpful to my family during...
Tomorrow, February 11, United Ways across Massachusetts will join others across the country to celebrate National 2-1-1 Day, a day to recognize and spread awareness about the 2-1-1 program and specifically Mass211 in Massachusetts.    Mass211 is the statewide information and referral line for health and human services. Available 24/7 in 150+ language by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone in Massachusetts. Mass211 is part of a network of 211 programs...
Mass211 was created in 2006 when seven First Call for Help programs serving Massachusetts for the previous decade were consolidated into a single, centralized health and human service information and referral line. As we look to the future, we can’t help but look back at the past. The last year, in particular, has been an exceptional one.    In March 2020, Mass211 was activated through our partnership with the Massachusetts Emergency Management...
It is easy to find ways to justify hibernating this time of year. But what if you were to put aside the excuses and get moving, knowing that it will help those in our community who don’t have enough to eat? That is just what United Way of Tri-County is hoping you will do before February 1st by registering for the Heart of Hunger 28 Day Fitness Challenge.    Participants must commit to run or walk a minimum of one mile, outdoors, every day in...
  How did you become aware of the Marlborough Community Cupboard?   I found out about the pantry through work. Food donation boxes were put out multiple times a year to help the Marlborough Community Cupboard. Employees had the opportunity to contribute non-perishable food items.   What stands out for you about the Marlborough Community Cupboard?   What stood out the most were the volunteers, who selflessly gave of themselves to help those in...

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