Signature Events

Boo Bash

A SCARY good time!!

United Way of Pioneer Valley is proud to present Boo Bash! An annual free admission Halloween Festival for the families of Western Mass, held in Tower Square Park for an afternoon of family fun including:

  • Live Music by DJ Craig G
  • Local Food Trucks
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Mobile Arcade
  • Petting Zoo
  • Community Tabling 
  • Trick or Treating
  • And more!

For more info on Boo Bash or how to get involved, please contact Alisha Santiago at or (413) 693-0238

To learn how your organization can sponsor Boo Bash, please contact Tracy Trial at or (413) 693-0222


Day of Caring

One great day of giving back.

United Way’s Day of Caring is one great day of giving back. It’s the largest day of service in the Pioneer Valley, and the perfect opportunity to help a nonprofit in need of a few extra hands. It brings together more than 1,000 people to complete community service work throughout the region.

Day of Caring was established to promote the spirit of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service organizations, and demonstrate how people working together for the common good can accomplish great things.

Many companies also see this day of service as an opportunity to engage employees in team building and morale boosting activities.

We connect local volunteers in the Pioneer Valley community to nonprofit organizations and schools to complete tasks such as landscaping, painting, gardening and direct community support.

Interested in volunteering for Day of Caring? Does your non-profit need a few extra hands? Contact us and learn more!


Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus is our annual program to bring school supplies to students who are homeless. We work with every public school district in Hampden County, South Hadley, and Granby to make sure all youth in need receive a backpack filled with all the supplies they need for the school year. For the upcoming school year, we expect to donate roughly 1400 backpacks holding pencils, paper, pens, art supplies, and more.