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Friday, April 10, 2020
SPRINGFIELD — United Way of Pioneer Valley and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield have introduced the Good Morning Heroes program, a joint effort to give back to the first responders working hard and risking their lives for our community.…Read More
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno thanks and appreciates the efforts of Paul Mina, Executive Director United Way of Pioneer Valley and the UWPV team for stepping up as we come together as a community to face this pandemic. UWPV made a considerable food…Read More
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
SPRINGFIELD — The United Way of Pioneer Valley has donated 5,000 frozen meals to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The transfer took place at Springfield City Hall earlier this week, with Mayor Domenic Sarno and United Way President and CEO…Read More
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – United Way of Pioneer Valley has donated 5,000 frozen meals to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. United Way representatives gathered in front of Springfield City Hall as their meals were moved into the Food Bank’s truck.…Read More
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
As the number of people on unemployment increases, the number of people showing up at food pantries and designated free school lunch sites has picked up, too. “We have seen the numbers increase as people are getting laid off from the retail and…Read More
Friday, March 20, 2020
Springfield, MA (March 20, 2020)—In these challenging times, United Way of Pioneer Valley is continuing our mission to connect nonprofits with our community of dedicated, hard-working volunteers. With the area’s college students returning home and…Read More
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
United Way of Pioneer Valley announces Recovery & Relief Fund for COVID-19 Our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic SPRINGFIELD (MA) — United Way of Pioneer Valley has established the COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Fund to provide aid and resources…Read More
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
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