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By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Marlborough – Every fourth Thursday for the past three years, Millissa Patulak has headed to the Marlborough Community Cupboard to pick up groceries for four individuals who are homebound. Each month, she loads up her car, delivers the groceries and returns to the pantry with the lists of items the people would like to receive the next month. Her volunteerism provides people with nutrition as well as the...
CLINTON — WHEAT Community Connections recently got a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation as part of the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger.   The fund is focused on projects that offer sustainable solutions addressing hunger through advocacy and programs that incorporate best practices.   According to the agency, the funds are to make the WHEAT program more accessible for elderly residents.   “This is to provide door...
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion), a partner of the Boston Red Sox, today announced that the Company is continuing its annual contributions to the Red Sox Foundation by leveraging its Take On Tomorrow™ campaign as a giving opportunity via Red Sox social media. Fans will help reach Sunovion’s donation goal of $25,000 by liking Take On Tomorrow™ posts on Red Sox social media this summer, which will...
MA – United Way Worldwide announced today that it is partnering with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., to provide limited free rides to people with specific non-emergency healthcare transportation, employment, and veterans’ needs.  The program is now being piloted in 12 cities across the country, including some neighborhoods in Boston.  Mass2-1-1 is a free, statewide service that connects people to essential services in...
We were sorry to hear the news that our dear friend State Representative Chris Walsh has passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.   Chris has been a long time supporter of our United Way, Mass2-1-1 and Call2talk. Along with Senator Karen Spilka and Representative David Linsky they have secured thousands of dollars of funding  for our organization and the people we serve.    Chris’s fight with cancer was nothing less than epic. He battled...
By Tom Burke  |  Veteranscribes Blog   It was just that three-letter word, relates author Catherine Marenghi, that set her firmly on her way to a prosperous business career.   The quoted speaker was Mrs. Robbins, Ms Marenghi’s her junior-high-school English teacher in Milford, Massachusetts.  Catherine had just passed in her assignment, a short poem about the war which was then raging in Southeast Asia.   “I watched the expression on her face,”...
March 13, 2018  |  Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni   FRAMINGHAM – On International Women’s Day, the United Way of Tri-County hosted the 2018 Athena Luncheon to recognize 14 finalists and announce the two winners of the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award ® .   The winners were Nishita Roy-Pope, from Dell EMC Global Centers of Excellence, and Susanne Morreale Leeber, President and CEO of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce.   Roy-Pope is...
Eileen Davis works in her office at the Call2Talk mental health and emotional support call line in Framingham Friday.She will be taking over the statewide Mass 2-1-1 referral service [Daily News Staff Photo/Ken McGagh]   By Jim Haddadin | Daily News Staff    FRAMINGHAM — After successfully growing the Call2Talk crisis line into a statewide resource, Eileen Davis is preparing for the next big step in her career.   Davis, who launched Call2Talk...
The United Way of Tri-County although once perceived as the middle man, now operates a hybrid model of serving people in the community with child literacy, mental health, food security and employment programs. President and CEO, Paul Mina explains.
By Christina Wynn PITTSFIELD — Many of us know someone — a friend or a relative — who was directly affected by the trio of monster hurricanes or ferocious wildfires that impacted many areas of our country this past year. Perhaps they were forced to evacuate, leaving behind the home they had built along with all their personal belongings, and were in need of shelter, clothes and basic necessities. Maybe they could stay in their home, but lost...

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