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WHEAT receives funds for senior transportation

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.

Sunovion to Launch Take On Tomorrow™ Giving Opportunity with Red Sox Foundation and 7th Annual Community ServiceProgram

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 contribute to the Red Sox Foundation in support of community educational initiatives and programs that address mental health conditions.

Lyft and the Massachusetts United Way’s/Mass 2-1-1 are Partnering to Fill Gaps in Transportation Needs with Relief Rides

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 their community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by phone, text, and on the web.  

The Passing of our friend State Rep. Chris Walsh

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. 

Roy-Pope and Morreale-Leeber Win United Way’s ATHENA Leadership Award

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.

Athena Nomination 2019


  • You are encouraged to work closely with your nominee to complete their nomination.
  • Nominations for the ATHENA Leadership Award must be submitted using this nomination form and format.
  • You may include supporting documents (articles, testimonials, etc) with your completed nomination form.
Provide specific examples of how the nominee provides extraordinary service to improve the quality of life of women and/or girls in their community. Include type and length of service in civic and service organizations and initiatives.
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has actively assisted women and/or girls in achieving their full leadership potential, and/or demonstrated support of their personal and professional advancement.
Provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession in helping women and/ or girls. (word limit of 250-500 words)
Include any additional information you feel is important for consideration of your nominee. Include awards, honors, publications, articles and/or testimonials that demonstrate service to their profession, community, and, most importantly, aspiring and established women leaders.


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