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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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