Local Politicians Join United Way of Pioneer Valley in Declaring “211 Day”

Local Politicians Join United Way of Pioneer Valley in Declaring “211 Day”

Springfield, MA United Way of Pioneer Valley will host the Grand Opening of their new Springfield Community Service Center during a state-wide video conference celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 11th. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka, EOHHS Secretary Mary Lou Sudders, and Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield will be joining United Way and Mass211 at the event to declare February 11th as “211 Day” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

February 11th will be recognized as “211 Day” this year with celebrations in both Framingham and Springfield, MA. This event recognizes the importance of this free state-wide telephone hotline that helps callers 24/7 and answers calls in over 145 languages. The event will take place on Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 1pm, located at 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA.

Lt. Governor Polito, Senate President Spilka, and Secretary Sudders will pay a visit to the Framingham Mass211 Headquarters, linked via video conferencing with their satellite call center in Springfield. Mayor Domenic Sarno will lead the 211 recognition in addition to cutting the ribbon in Springfield, signifying the grand opening of the UWPV Springfield Community Service Center. The service center will house the satellite Mass211/Call2talk call center, community food pantry, Thrive Financial Literacy Center, and fulfill a variety of other needs.

“The opening of the Springfield Community Service Center is yet another example of our commitment to provide local services throughout the Pioneer Valley. Together with our Chicopee Community Cupboard, Service Center, and food security partnership with the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, the United Way of Pioneer Valley continues to expand its direct service programming,” said Paul Mina, President and CEO.

Balise Auto Group will be sponsoring the Springfield Community Service Center. There are a multitude of benefits you can receive by becoming a sponsor of the event:

Keys to the City - $20,000 sponsorship

  • Logo placement at the Service Center site and all UWPV events
  • Featured on UWPV website
  • Premier social media promotion
  • One-time highlight in monthly newsletter
  • Company mention in all media and press releases
  • VIP at press event, ribbon-cutting
  • Four tickets to 100th Anniversary Gala

Hero - $10,000

  • Same as above, with secondary prominence
  • Two tickets to 100th Anniversary Gala

Champion - $5,000

  • Same as above, with tertiary prominence
  • 50% off tickets to 100th Anniversary Gala

“Balise is proud to support the United Way of Pioneer Valley’s new Service Center on Main Street,” said Ben Sullivan, COO of Balise Auto Group, “which will serve as a hub for local volunteer services and make it easier for people in Springfield to access essential support services provided by the United Way.”

This state-wide video conference celebration of the Mass211/Call2talk program demonstrates United Way's commitment to working together with the Commonwealth to ensure that help is just a 3-digit phone call away, anywhere in Massachusetts. By engaging both Mass211 offices, we are reminded that whether you live in Pittsfield or Nantucket, Mass211/Call2Talk is your one stop source for information and mental health services.