United Way of Pioneer Valley Announces “Fill the Fiat”

United Way of Pioneer Valley Announces “Fill the Fiat”

Springfield, MA (11/24/2021)—As part of our Hope for the Holidays program, United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) is excited to announce Fill the Fiat: a unique opportunity to stuff a very small car full of holiday cheer for those in need.

Paul Mancinone, Chairman of the Board for Mercy Medical Center, has graciously loaned UWPV his vintage Fiat 500 for our event, and it is currently sitting at the TD Bank building, 1441 Main Street near the UWPV office in Downtown Springfield, ready for donations of unwrapped holiday gifts through December 7th.

“It is truly an honor for Mercy Medical Center and Trinity Health of New England to work with the United Way, continuing its mission and commitment to serving those in need. By partnering with the United Way of Pioneer Valley, Fill the Fiat will help bring educational toys and much needed clothing to those children in need in downtown Springfield and the eastern and western parts of Hampden County. We are blessed to have this opportunity to serve,” said Paul L. Mancinone, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mercy Medical Center.

“United Way of Pioneer Valley has always believed in trying new ideas & forging partnerships with the community to solve its problems,” said Paul L. Mina, President & CEO, United Way of Pioneer Valley. “I implore our community to fill this Fiat full of presents so we can provide hope, dignity, and holiday cheer to those most in need this holiday season.”

Hope for the Holidays is seeking educational toys, as well as socks and pajamas, for infants and children through age 12. Learn more at uwpv.org/hope.

About United Way of Pioneer Valley

United Way of Pioneer Valley mobilizes people and resources to strengthen our communities. We target the community’s most pressing needs and focus resources, community partnerships, and the energy of volunteers to create measurable results.
For more information, visit uwpv.org.