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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...
    Name Erin   Town of Residence Clinton   Can you tell us about your family? I am a single mother. There are five people in my family, including me. I have four children, ages four through eleven.      Which WHEAT service do you benefit from?  The main services I benefit from by coming to WHEAT are the food pantry and Hope for the Holidays programs.   Can you tell me how long you have been coming to or using this service? I came to WHEAT for...
  Name: Maggie McNeill   Town of Residence: Stoughton, Massachusetts    How long have you been working for Call2Talk? About 2.5 years!   What is your role at Call2Talk? I am the Volunteer Coordinator at Call2Talk.   What is a typical day like for you at Call2Talk?   I provide support to the wonderful volunteers at Call2Talk. This includes debriefing after challenging calls and answering any questions they may have. Additionally, I assist with...
  Name: John   Town of Residence: Framingham   Can you tell us about your family? There are three people in my family. My 18 year old son is the only one that can work. I used to do home remodeling and maintenance, but I am disabled now. I have cancer and I just broke my back. My wife is also disabled and she's on dialysis. Since my son is the only one that can work, I really need this right now.   Which direct service do you benefit from?...
  Name: Peggy   Town of residence: Framingham   Which UWTC program(s) have you volunteered for?   • Call2Talk • TeleCheck   How Long Have You Been Volunteering here?   I have been volunteering here for six years.   Do you volunteer regularly or occasionally?   I volunteer regularly.   Why did you decide to volunteer?   I decided to volunteer because I feel that I've been lucky in life and I want to give back to people who have not been so lucky...
  Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful for almost everyone.   According to the CDC, stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:   • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones • Changes in sleep or eating patterns • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating • Worsening of chronic health problems • Worsening...
Why Is It Important for Avidia To Give Back?  Avidia Bank is a Community Bank and so it’s important to us to take care of our community.  The Avidia Charitable Foundation has given over $1.5 million to more than 132 organizations in our community since its inception.  In addition, the Bank also provides donations and sponsorships for community events and nonprofit partners and our employees volunteered over 2000 hours in 2019.  It’s not just...

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