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  By Paul Mina   It’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks teachers and children will be heading back to schools. While school districts make tough decisions about what the school year will look like, one thing is certain: learning isn’t cancelled.    When schools return in September – in person, remote, or hybrid – students will still need school supplies for their academic work. School supplies help pave the way toward academic success...
  Name: Sandi   Town of Residence: Framingham    Can you tell us about your family?    It’s just me; I am 61 years old.    Which direct service do you benefit from?    I come to the Pearl St. Cupboard for groceries and I also come to the Café to get hot meals every night.    Can you tell me how long you have been coming to the Pearl St. Cupboard & Café?   I have been coming here for two years.    Can you tell me why you come?   I come here...
  UWTC’s three food pantries have served a record number of people since the onset of COVID-19. Lines form as clients wait to pick up the food they need for their families, but struggle to provide. Food is distributed monthly based on family size – larger families get more of each product. UWTC is committed to ensuring access to fresh, healthy food for everyone in need. Check out the items going into our carriages each month!  Shelf-stable dry...
Name: Clara Rodriguez   Town of residence: Framingham   How long have you been working at UWTC?    I have been working here for about a year.    What is your role at UWTC?    I am the Warehouse Supervisor at United Way Distribution Services but I’ve been working at the Pearl St. Cupboard during the COVID-19 pandemic.    What is a typical day like for you at UWTC?    A typical day for me includes supervising all the volunteers and all aspects of...
  Name    Ashley    Town Of Residence    Lancaster   Which WHEAT Program(S) Have You Volunteered For?    WHEAT Community Café   How Long Have You Been Volunteering at the Café?   I just started, so I have been here about a month.   Do You Volunteer Regularly Or Occasionally?   I come 2-3 times per week.   Why Did You Decide To Volunteer?    I am a nutrition student at Umass Amherst. I came here to get some hands-on experience learning about...
Individuals, families, co-workers, and friends are all coming together (six feet apart) to support the United Way of Tri-County’s (UWTC) COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund.   Runners and walkers alike can participate in this virtual event any day between Sunday, July 12 and Saturday, July 18.     The $15 registration fee will help make up for some of the losses from UWTC’s events that have been cancelled through the end of the year due to COVID-...
Company: Bowditch & Dewey LLP   Name: Julie O'Neill   Location: Framingham   What is your role in the company? I am an attorney and a partner at Bowditch & Dewey.   Tell us about your company: Bowditch is a full-service law firm with offices in Boston, Framingham, and Worcester.  The firm delivers outstanding client satisfaction and big-firm quality legal services in the areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental,...
Name    Shelley McClellan   Town Of Residence    Clinton    How Long Have You Been Working At WHEAT?    It was a year in November, so almost two years now.   What Is Your Role At WHEAT?    I am the Chef and Volunteer Coordinator.   What Is A Typical Day Like For You At WHEAT?    I’m here at 9am until dinner is over. When I get here in the morning, I get everything set up for the volunteers. I get out what we need for the day, assign jobs, see...
  By: Paul Mina UWTC President & CEO   As a nation, the United States has faced and overcome many seemingly impossible challenges in our history. We share in the deep sorrow of our neighbors and will continue to unite for equity in our work. The injustices we are witnessing today are a result of systems perpetuated by racial inequity, and we know no community or organization is immune to this. The same systems that promote racial inequities...
  Name: Patricia   Town Of Residence: Marlborough   Can You Tell Us About Your Family? I am 77 and I live alone in senior housing.    Which Direct Service Do You Benefit From?  I use Marlborough Community Cupboard’s Senior Mobile Market which drops groceries off at my house once a month.   Can You Tell Me How Long You Have Been Using the Senior Mobile Market? They have been coming to my house for a few years.   Can You Tell Me Why You Use the...

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