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By Henry Schwan | hschwan@wickedlocal.com   Donations are needed to help feed 2,600 families this Thanksgiving. Money is coming in, but more is needed.   FRAMINGHAM – Paul Mina is grateful for the donations coming in to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving. But with the holiday quickly approaching, more money is needed.   “We got to hustle, do better,” said Mina, president and chief executive officer at United Way of Tri-County, which is hosting its...
Here's what the United Way of Tri-County needs for its food pantries in Framingham, Marlborough, and Clinton before Thanksgiving. By Neal McNamara , Patch Staff   FRAMINGHAM, MA — As Thanksgiving approaches, you might be thinking about donating some of your time to a local charity. The United Way of Tri-County runs one of the largest holiday food giveaways between Framingham and Worcester, with an estimated 3,000 turkeys being given away this...
    The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $6,500 to United Way of Tri-County. Presenting the check from L-R: Mark O’Connell, President & CEO of Avidia Bank; Paul Mina, President & Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Tri-County. This donation is to help support a variety of upcoming events with United Way of Tri County.      Avidia Bank is a $1.5 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in...
Program Director Eileen Davis, who launched Call2Talk in December of 2013, says a huge increase in calls fielded has put the Framingham organization at a "tipping point" in need of additional volunteers and funding [Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo / Art Illman]   By Jim Haddadin  Daily News Staff   Eileen Davis recruited volunteers and launched the service in December 2013. Since then, it has grown from fielding five calls during its...
MASSACHUSETTS - (Taunton Daily Gazette) Call2Talk, the statewide mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention line recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Its beginnings were modest and meager, which included an empty office with just two phones on the floor. However, the focus and determination to create a much-needed mental health program, raise awareness and answer calls in MetroWest could not be denied.   Call2Talk has grown...
(The Item) By Tena Zapantis Guest Column | Your new brown leather boots. Your favorite Chico’s sweater. The patio set that fit perfectly in your screened room. Numerous greeting cards that you have sent. The dress you wore to your last formal event. A small nightstand that was the perfect size. The coffee maker you took to work. Decorations for every holiday including the angel for the top of your Christmas Tree. Brand new toys, many still in...
By Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni FRAMINGHAM – The United Way of Tri-County will present the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award at its upcoming Shining Stars Award Celebration.   The event will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center.   Seven women from across MetroWest have been nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award including: Nancy Cantor, The Dream Factory Kim...
United Way of Pioneer Valley hosted a 211 Day Celebration in downtown Springfield. Mayor Domenic Sarno read the proclamation by Governor Charlie Baker declaring February 11, 2019 Mass 211 Day in Massachusetts.  Members of several United Ways attended as well as community leaders from Springfield and surrounding towns. View Gallery
    Springfield, MA - February 11th Springfield, MA Mayor Domenic Sarno will be holding a News Conference at the United Way of Pioneer Valley headquarters located at 1441 Main Street in Springfield to declare February 11, 2019 as 2-1-1 Day in Massachusetts. Beginning at 1:00pm the Mayor will read a proclamation by Governor Charlie Baker.   “Mayor Sarno is committed to raising awareness of Mass 2-1-1, which receives more than 130,000 calls...
By Jeff Malachowski | Daily News Staff    MetroWest and Milford-area nonprofits are seeing a steady stream of volunteers, but are always in need of more.   Forest Lyford smiles as he carefully repairs the broken leg on a small wooden chair.   “If all the parts are there, we can make it right,” the longtime Northborough resident said with a chuckle. “I get some gratification out of fixing a piece of furniture that might have been discarded and...

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