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FRAMINGHAM — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Athena Leadership Award. Through a partnership between the United Way of Tri-County and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, it will be awarded to a prominent leader in the MetroWest region for contributing to the advancement of the status of women in the community and the workplace, achievement of professional excellence, meaningful contribution to community service, and active assistance...
2017 Marks 20th Anniversary of 2-1-1 Nationally Framingham, MA - Governor Charlie Baker has declared February 11, 2017 as 2-1-1 Day in Massachusetts.  The Governor is committed to raising awareness of Mass 2-1-1, which receives morethan 110,000 calls annually and responds to over 250,000 web queries from people in the Commonwealth seeking resources.   February 11, also marks the 20th anniversary of 2-1-1 nationally.  Recognizing this free, user-...
FRAMINGHAM - Nominations are now open for the United Way of Tri-County Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year awards. Each year UWTC recognizes individuals in the MetroWest/495 Corridor whose dedicated volunteer service significantly contributes to the local community.   "Every year we celebrate a Youth Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy through their dedication and willingness...
FRAMINGHAM — With the demand for mental health services continuing to grow, a new resource available this month will help people overcome the pitfalls of the health care system to find the care they need.   The town recently signed a two-year contract with William James College to gain access to the school’s INTERFACE Referral Service, a telephone helpline that points callers to mental health and wellness services in their area.   Already...
By Jim HaddadinDaily News Staff FRAMINGHAM — It was a fitting farewell. After serving thousands of needy families from its food pantry and community kitchen at 10 Pearl St., the United Way of Tri-County on Tuesday closed the doors of the facility for the last time, preparing to relocate to a new base of operations across the street. But before they said goodbye, staff and volunteers mobilized for one final day of service — a massive show of...
Posted on Telegram.com CLINTON – In November, sitting down to a meal of turkey, potatoes, gravy, and warm apple pie is an American tradition. But, a Thanksgiving meal is not the reality for more than 750,000 Massachusetts residents who live paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford the high cost of an additional luxury meal that many take for granted. That’s why volunteers, donors, and staff at the United Way of Tri-County’s WHEAT Community...
Posted by Community Advocate Staff Marlborough – Jersey Mike’s Subs, located at 44 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, is hosting a toy drive to benefit the United Way of Tri-County. Through Tuesday, Dec. 6, donate a new, unwrapped toy and Jersey Mike’s will thank you with a free regular sub. Last year, the United Way of Tri-County helped provide 1,724 local children with holiday gifts. Your donation will give hope to local children and...
By Joel Mongeon   The selectmen have voted in favor of amending the guidelines to Sterling’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, a decision that will rescind their control over the program’s funds.   In September the selectmen appointed Judge Patrick Fox as the community liaison to the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, a charity formerly run by the town that gives financial assistance to families in need. One of Fox’s immediate goals in this role was to...
There are people around you in need. A reminder about how and where give to your local pantry. By Charlene Arsenault (Patch Staff) MARLBOROUGH, MA—Before you load up your cart with stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, vegetables and pies, remember there are people in your own area who are struggling to put food on the table every day. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Patch is reminding residents about the Marlborough Community Cupboard, where you...
FRAMINGHAM – Access Framingham held a canned food drive during Pies in the Common yesterday, to support the United Way of Tri-County’s Pearl Street Cupboard, a local food pantry. Everyone who donated a can was entered for a chance to win a large-screen television. Access Framingham Board President Phil Reimann made a slice of pie out of cans, as a display on the Framingham Centre Common. Attendees at the Pies on the Common could also record an...

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