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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
SPRINGFIELD (MA) — Employees at Springfield-based Smith & Wesson collected gently used coats during a recent onsite coat drive. United Way of Pioneer Valley will help warm the community by distributing these coats in Western Mass. “Our employees…Read More
Monday, December 23, 2019
We all know that December is often thought of as the month of giving. But in January, the need is just as great for food assistance here in western Mass. With the help of our friends at local Bank of America branches, you can help make sure local…Read More
Friday, October 11, 2019
Save the Date! We're saying "Hats off" to you! On Wednesday, November 13th please join us for a lunch celebration as the United Way of Pioneer Valley says "thank you" to everyone who has helped us through the past year: donors, businesses, sponsors…Read More
Thursday, September 19, 2019
HUNDREDS JOIN UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING THROUGHOUT WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS THIS FRIDAY   Pioneer Valley, MA (September 20, 2019) — Friday will mark United Way of Pioneer Valley’s 25th annual Day of Caring, as two hundred and fifty volunteers roll up…Read More
Friday, August 23, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UNITED WAY OF PIONEER VALLEY TEAMS UP WITH PETER PAN BUS LINES FOR ANNUAL STUFF THE BUS DELIVERY DAY Event Benefits Students Who Are Homeless in Region   PIONEER VALLEY, Mass., On Friday, August 23rd, the United Way of…Read More
Friday, July 12, 2019
Springfield, MA; United Way of Pioneer Valley will be kicking off the annual event with Peter Pan Bus Lines to fill 2,200 backpacks with school supplies to help students who are homeless in our region. The Kick-Off event will be held in front of…Read More
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
JANUARY 14, 2019 -- As the government shutdown enters its 24th day, the effects are starting to be felt by the 420,000 federal employees working without pay and the 380,000 federal employees who have been furloughed. Last week, thousands of federal…Read More
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Springfield, MA:  The United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) is pleased to announce that it has hired Paul Mina as its new President and CEO as part of an overall management agreement.  Paul, a 29 year resident of Brookfield, brings 30 years of United…Read More
Monday, May 7, 2018
Framingham, MA: United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) was a proud participant in the MassSaves Summit for financial literacy, where it debuted a new program aimed at those in need of personal financial education.  A Day in the Life is an interactive…Read More
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Westfield, MA: Westfield Technical Academy Students with United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV)’s Youth Generate program have organized a blood drive with the Red Cross this Thursday April 26, 7:30am-3:00pm, at Westfield Technical Academy.   Youth…Read More
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
South Hadley, MA: United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) was proud to sponsor its second annual Grand Friends Day on April 19.  The event, which was hosted at the South Hadley Council on Aging, brought youths and seniors together for an afternoon of…Read More
Monday, April 2, 2018
Springfield, MA - United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) has partnered with the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to operate Youth Generate, a program which engages youth in volunteer…Read More
Monday, March 26, 2018
By Sally Fuller and James Ayres As reported by the Springfield Republican, the graduation rate within the Springfield Public Schools has grown by over 20 percentage points since 2012. This dramatic and sustained increase represents a phenomenal…Read More
Monday, March 5, 2018
Springfield, MA – United Way of Pioneer Valley ran a coat drive with Smith & Wesson employees from Feb 1 through Feb 14 at its Springfield facility.  Together over 50 coats were collected, for distribution through the Salvation Army, Enlace de…Read More
Thursday, March 1, 2018
SPRINGFIELD — Today, March 1, from 1:45 to 2 p.m., 13 students from Duggan Academy will visit Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to participate in a StoryCorps session with seniors from their local community. http://businesswest.com/blog/duggan-…Read More