United Way of Central Mass Campaign 2022
Department(s):Division of Talent & Inclusion
The United Way of Central Mass has been serving the Worcester community for over 100 years. During the pandemic, the United Way of Central Mass responded quickly to the most urgent needs by:
- Helping to set up temporary shelters for those experiencing homelessness.
- Providing funding and resources to create the Hot Meals Delivery Program for COVID positive individuals and families. Over 36,000 meals were served to more than 500 local households and adding a $200K boost to our local restaurant economy.
- Funding 5,000 hotspots so Worcester Public School students could learn remotely during the height of the pandemic.
- Supporting youth programming so those very same students could have a great summer. This included utilizing 15 cultural organizations in Worcester.
- Securing funding for the Worcester Remote Learning Hub Collaborative so that students were being cared for and assisted with remote learning while parents must work to provide for their families. There were 1,300 students in 95 classrooms, and the United Way was able to secure $2.695 million, including $500K directly from the UW.
- Being the largest local funder of the Vaccine Corps which trained 8,000 individuals to administer over $1M vaccines at the Worcester MassVax site. The United Way also worked in tandem with the city to provide vaccine equity clinics throughout the city for those most vulnerable in the community.
Most recently, the United Way has been a leader and seed funder for the Afghan Refugee Relief effort that has raised over $1M to date. And during the last two years, the United Way has been able to organize, lead and collaborate with not only the City of Worcester, but with the areas’ colleges, universities, and non-profit agencies who are all working together to make Worcester a safer and stronger community for all.
If you would like to donate to the United Way of Central Mass this year, please click here to begin the pledge process.