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 are continually looking for ways to give back to our community.
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 their sleeves and render volunteer service to dozens of local non-profit agencies.
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
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 Springfield City Hall at 10:30 AM on Friday July 12th, with a Peter Pan Bus also on site.
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 employees missed their first paychecks of 2019. Just as significant, during shutdown, janitors, security guards, and other federal contractors receive no back pay.
In response, the United Way of Pioneer Valley and its community partners are preparing for an expected uptick in calls to 2-1-1 from those seeking assistance with rent and mortgage payments, utility bills and groceries. Log on to www.mass211.org for further information.
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.
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 technological training and intergenerational comradery. Students from YMCA of Greater Holyoke visited the South Hadley Council on Aging, where they helped seniors learn how to better operate smartphones and navigate ever-evolving social media platforms like Facebook.
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 service projects throughout Hampden County.
“It’s inspiring to see so many young people step forward to make a difference in their communities,” explains UWPV President and CEO Jim Ayres. “And to see them doing so through their own ideas and initiative makes it all the more exciting.”