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Thursday, February 22, 2018
..."Jim Ayres, president and CEO of the United Way of Pioneer Valley, said his organization was meeting very early on an evacuee-assistance strategy. Early on, Springfield and Holyoke designated the welcome centers as places to go to find out how to enroll a child in school, meet nutrititional needs, and get immediate health services. 'Then there’s the underlying trauma piece and mental-health needs people may have. It takes a lot of coordination, a lot of logistical management.'"... Read the... Read More

Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Basic Needs Grants program funds emergency and short-term services provided by organizations located in and serving the people of Hampden County, South Hadley, and Granby, Massachusetts.  The organization’s grant-making programs are one of several ways that UWPV provides support for the communities and people in our region. Purpose UWPV is seeking RFFs for its Basic Needs Grant Program.  These grants will support programs and services that provide temporary and short-term food, shelter, and... Read More

Monday, January 29, 2018
Springfield, MA: United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) and its partners today announced grants to Enlace de Familias and New North Citizens’ Council, aimed at aiding hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico in our area.  The grants originate from the Puerto Rico Evacuee Assistance Fund, which UWPV formed in conjunction with five other area philanthropic organizations. “On a per capita basis, Western Massachusetts has one of the nation’s largest communities of displaced people from Puerto Rico, who... Read More

Friday, October 20, 2017
By Dawn Leaks April 20, 2017 – Springfield, MA — Representatives from Bank of America visited the United Way of Pioneer Valley offices in Springfield on Tuesday, April 18 to present a $27,000 check from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The funds are unrestricted and will be used further the mission of the United Way. “We are so grateful to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for this generous donation,” said Dora Robinson, United Way President Emeritus. “This donation will go a... Read More

Monday, April 10, 2017
By Dawn Leaks April 10, 2017 – Pioneer Valley — Wednesday April 19 – Friday April 21, United Way of Pioneer Valley will partner with senior centers across Western Massachusetts to host Grand Friends Day, an intergenerational event matching senior citizens with teen volunteers that will help them learn and navigate new technologies. During this inaugural event, nine senior centers will open their doors to teen volunteers as they teach seniors valuable skills including managing email accounts,... Read More

Thursday, February 22, 2018
..."Jim Ayres, president and CEO of the United Way of Pioneer Valley, said his organization was meeting very early on an evacuee-assistance strategy. Early on, Springfield and Holyoke designated the welcome centers as places to go to find out how to enroll a child in school, meet nutrititional needs, and get immediate health services. 'Then there’s the underlying trauma piece and mental-health needs people may have. It takes a lot of coordination, a lot of logistical management.'"... Read the... Read More
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Basic Needs Grants program funds emergency and short-term services provided by organizations located in and serving the people of Hampden County, South Hadley, and Granby, Massachusetts.  The organization’s grant-making programs are one of several ways that UWPV provides support for the communities and people in our region. Purpose UWPV is seeking RFFs for its Basic Needs Grant Program.  These grants will support programs and services that provide temporary and short-term food, shelter, and... Read More
Monday, January 29, 2018
Springfield, MA: United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) and its partners today announced grants to Enlace de Familias and New North Citizens’ Council, aimed at aiding hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico in our area.  The grants originate from the Puerto Rico Evacuee Assistance Fund, which UWPV formed in conjunction with five other area philanthropic organizations. “On a per capita basis, Western Massachusetts has one of the nation’s largest communities of displaced people from Puerto Rico, who... Read More
Friday, October 20, 2017
By Dawn Leaks April 20, 2017 – Springfield, MA — Representatives from Bank of America visited the United Way of Pioneer Valley offices in Springfield on Tuesday, April 18 to present a $27,000 check from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The funds are unrestricted and will be used further the mission of the United Way. “We are so grateful to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for this generous donation,” said Dora Robinson, United Way President Emeritus. “This donation will go a... Read More
Monday, April 10, 2017
By Dawn Leaks April 10, 2017 – Pioneer Valley — Wednesday April 19 – Friday April 21, United Way of Pioneer Valley will partner with senior centers across Western Massachusetts to host Grand Friends Day, an intergenerational event matching senior citizens with teen volunteers that will help them learn and navigate new technologies. During this inaugural event, nine senior centers will open their doors to teen volunteers as they teach seniors valuable skills including managing email accounts,... Read More