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Name: Clinton Savings Bank   Which UWTC program(s) have you volunteered for? Our staff volunteers at the WHEAT Community Cupboard and Café   How Long Have You Been Volunteering here? We have been volunteering at WHEAT for over a decade   Do you volunteer regularly or occasionally? We volunteer on a regular basis and every quarter   Why did you decide to volunteer?  We decided to volunteer because we like to take part in our community. Clinton...
  By Eileen Davis, Call2Talk Director   Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to remember those affected by suicide and raise awareness of this important issue and the impact it has on lives across our communities. It is also a day to promote programs for treatment and/or emotional support for anyone who is struggling.    Thoughts of suicide, like many mental health conditions, can affect anyone, no matter their age, gender,...
Name Liz Leonard   Town of residence Lancaster   Which WHEAT program(s) have you volunteered for? WHEAT Community Cupboard WHEAT Community Café Feed-A-Family Tools for School Hope for the Holidays WHEAT Office   How Long Have You Been Volunteering here? 3 or 4 years   Do you volunteer regularly or occasionally? Regularly   Why did you decide to volunteer? I was already donating items, and I wanted to do more to contribute.   How did you decide...
  By Paul Mina, UWTC President & CEO   No matter where you live, hunger effects every community. It’s sometimes hidden and not often talked about, but it’s there. Even in the most affluent communities there’s a food pantry. In September we observe Hunger Action Month, a month when people all over the United States stand together and take action to fight hunger.    Right here in Massachusetts, 1 in 11 people struggles with hunger. Their...
FRAMINGHAM — Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed September 2019 as Emergency Preparedness Month to encourage individuals and families to prepare for emergencies and disasters. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Department of Public Health (DPH), and the American Red Cross in Massachusetts, together with their partners will promote emergency preparedness throughout the month through various outreach initiatives. These...
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Noer today. She is a great example of strength and perseverance. As Kate explains, “I started on this journey to improve my health. I watched my mother’s mobility, and therefore quality of life, decline. I don’t want that to happen to me. So I started walking.”   Kate has been walking for exercise for the past few years and has lost a significant amount of weight by eating right and walking every day...
  By Bob Crook   Remember the days of eating nothing but chips, packaged ramen noodles and doughnuts with an occasional vegetable for good measure? Maybe it was in college. As we get older, many people consider adjusting their eating habits.    Now many people talk in terms of low carb, whole foods, Mediterranean, Paleo, Vegan and plant-based. Then there are others who eat gluten or dairy free because of food allergies or sensitivities.With so...
Name:  Bob Tremblay   Why did you decide to become a member of the UWTC Board of Directors, and what are your duties?  As Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools, I am proud of the partnership that our school department has with the United Way of Tri-County. UWTC takes great care to provide important and necessary resources to families in our community and I am proud to be the voice of those families as a member of the Board of...
By Bob Crook   Are you interested in getting into running or walking? This week and next I’ll highlight running and walking tips as they relate to a general exercise program and are geared towards the casual runner and walker. You’ll find information below about basic training routines and the social benefits of running and walking.    As with most things in life, moderation is a good thing. Start a program slowly, check in with your doctor...
  Tools for School is a collaborative effort between UWTC, area businesses, community agencies, individuals, and volunteers to provide backpacks and school supplies to low-income families for the upcoming school year. For over 25 years this program has been providing local youth with all the supplies they need to be successful on their first day of school and throughout the year. We team up with over 30 companies and 13 community partner...

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