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By Jodi BreidelGUEST COLUMNIST I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for your continued support of WHEAT and our programs. Thank you to the residents of Clinton, Lancaster and Bolton, as well as the post office carriers in these towns, for donating, picking up and delivering food to WHEAT during the 2016 Letter Carriers’ "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. As a result of your efforts, WHEAT received 4,758.50 pounds of food this...
  By Brittney McNamaraMetroWest Daily News, Framingham FRAMINGHAM - An unexpected spike in rent is forcing the Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe from its downtown spot, according to United Way of Tri-County President Paul Mina. Mina said rent is more than doubling at the Cupboard and Cafe’s 10 Pearl St. home come the end of August, making it impossible for the food pantry to stay in its current location. Because Mina said the organization didn’t...
FRAMINGHAM — The United Way of Tri-County and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce will host the Women of Impact luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 6 at the Framingham Country Club, 16 Gates St. This luncheon honors the winner of the 2016 MetroWest ATHENA Leadership Award. Cheryl Cronin, CEO of the Boston Public Market Association, will be the keynote speaker. Cronin is a leader in both corporate and nonprofit communities. She has served on the boards of...
Jan Gottesman ,Managing Editor STERLING - Sterling Selectmen Chairman Robert Cutler will be the first one to say not everyone gets a warm reception when they come before the board. Wednesday night, Cutler gave Jodi Breidel, North County Regional Director of WHEAT Community Connections a"gold star."Breidel was there to outline the services WHEAT, which is now a part of the United Way of Tri-County, provides to residents in several local...
By Danielle Ameden, Daily News Staff MARLBOROUGH – If you donate $100 to fight breast cancer or feed the hungry, you want the money to go directly to the cause, not to a charity’s overhead, right? It’s the way people are taught to think about giving: If the $100 is a pie, you don’t want a big slice of it going to administrative costs or advertising. You want the money to pay for medical research, or for groceries and hot meals for those in need...
By Charlene Arsenault (Patch Staff) FRAMINGHAM, MA — A Framingham resident is working toward the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America by helping his local food pantry. The United Way of Tri-County’s (UWTC) Pearl Street Cupboard & Café received a generous donation Dan Hamel, a Keefe Tech Senior, who ran a collection for the Pearl Street Cupboard & Café while working toward achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. As part of his Eagle Scout...
By Brittney McNamaraMetroWest Daily News, Framingham FRAMINGHAM – As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Framingham State University launched the first-annual Women Making History Now awards, honoring six women who have made an impact on their communities, the region and the state. Tuesday’s award ceremony marked the first round of Women Making History Now award recipients, an honor created by the school’s Inclusive Excellence office. Rather...
Framingham State University will celebrate six female regional leaders as part of a new honor called “Women Making History Now.” The recognition coincides with the school’s Women’s History Month celebrations. “This month, as we celebrate the many contributions of women throughout history, we also want to recognize women who are having a powerful impact on their communities today,” said Framingham State president F. Javier Cevallos, adding that...
One of the greatest obstacles in eating healthy food can be a lack of accessibility. Families may choose to buy less healthy food because it is more available or less expensive than junk foods. Communities that recognize this imbalance can initiate campaigns like food drives to donate healthy foods to low-income households. In this United Way Charting a Course for Change report, tax incentives have been identified as an option for helping lower-...
What an incredible day! UPS, located in Stratford, delivered close to six-hundred children’s books to Optimus Health Care as a result of the Dr. Jim Crispino Book Challenge. This year, UPS staff started their spring cleaning quite early as they United Way operates successful programs like Born Learning to encourage parents and educators to participate fully and in positive ways during a child's earliest learning stages. By raising awareness,...

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