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By Jonathan Phelps / MetroWest Daily News   It takes a team effort to make sure those living on the street have a warm place to stay in the blistering cold.   Often times, a homeless person doesn’t know that a cold snap will linger for days and they try to brave it, said Kelly Hagerty, community intervention specialist in Framingham. Many organizations, religious and police departments pull together to look out for those looking for shelter.   “...
By Cesareo Contreras / Daily News CorrespondentPosted Dec 22, 2017 at 8:11 PM FRAMINGHAM – The Pearl Street Cupboard & Café plans to expand its free evening hot meal program to five days a week after the new year. The United Way of Tri-County operates the café twice a week but is joining forces with the Salvation Army to expand the program. The café, which seats 118 at a time, offers guests home-style fare, ranging from salad and soup to...
Bradley Batchelder - Applause.com “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” This quote, commonly attributed to Winston Churchill, defines the backbone of charity. It is a call to action; a reminder to put others before ourselves. This message can sometimes get lost in our daily routines. However, at Applause, our employees continually think of those in our community that are in need. Throughout this year, employees...
Wicked Local Framingham - The annual SMOC and United Way of Tri-County holiday luncheon for formerly homeless single adults was held Tuesday at the Greater Framingham Community Church. Some 150 people were served by 40 volunteers. [MetroWest Daily News and Wicked Local News Photos/Art Illman]
More than 750 families received Thanksgiving meals at the Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe in Framingham Tuesday, part of the United Way of Tri-County Food Security Program. 400 families also received Thanksgiving food in Marlborough Tuesday; and 550 families in Clinton on Monday. [Photos Courtesy MetroWest Daily News/Wicked Local Staff Photographer Art Illman]
FRAMINGHAM — Local auto dealer Automax Preowned has joined the United Way of Tri-County’s annual Feed a Family for Fifty initiative.   Automax Preowned, located on Route 9 in Framingham, will be running its charitable campaign through Dec. 20. Automax has a target goal of raising $25,000. Automax will be donating a portion of its sales and matching donations from its customers of up to $1,000.   “We are proud of Automax’s efforts in support of...
“Feed a Family For Fifty” Begins It’s Sixth  Year…….    Framingham, MA- Did you know that 1 in 7 people in Massachusetts go hungry every day?  United Way of Tri-County is committed to making a difference in the fight against hunger by helping to feed individuals and families this holiday season. Once again those in need of food will be assisted through the organization’s annual “Feed a Family for Fifty” initiative which last year provided food...
Framingham, MA—The United Way of Tri-County would like to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award®. The ATHENA Awards recognizes a prominent leader in the MetroWest region whom consistently invests in their profession, their community and especially other women. They demonstrate leadership within their industry, mentor women throughout their career and dedicate themselves to the community through...
By Scott CalzolaioMetroWest Daily News Posted Nov 3, 2017 at 6:16 PMUpdated Nov 3, 2017 at 11:44 PM FRAMINGHAM - Sitting down to a massive meal of home-cooked turkey, potatoes, gravy, and apple pie is something that many take for granted, but for some it’s a near impossibility. For the fifth year, United Way of Tri-County’s Pearl Street Cupboard and Café has been helping to make Thanksgiving a day that everyone can enjoy with their Feed a Family...
CLINTON - Oct 20 will be a very special day for 50 children from the greater Clinton area as they receive their own bikes courtesy of the employees and management of Stratus Technologies, headquartered in Maynard. The children were chosen from clients of WHEAT Community Connections, a direct service program of the United Way of Tri-County. North County Regional Director Jodi Breidel said that “many of these children have been on our request list...

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