What do we tell a country that has seen many years of pain, corruption, poverty and despair before disaster struck on Tuesday, Jan 12th interrupting the lives of 3million plus? No one or country can ever prepare for a time such as this... being buried alive, suffering under rubble because your country cannot afford the proper tools to remove you, fear because you cannot locate your family members, anger and frustration because you cannot get help for the loved one who is bleeding in your arms nor a hug of comfort from someone who can help because everyone around you is in need. Chaos... read more »
Out with the old and in with the new -– now with a busy year behind me, and a little free time to spare in the New Year, I’m thinking about how I can use my SERVE UNITED hours. SERVE UNITED is a volunteer program for United Way staff.
I'd love to hear about what cause is closest to your heart and where you have volunteered this year. Have you volunteered on an one-time project or in an on-going thing? Do you volunteer in a group, with family or with friends? Did you volunteer through a United Way volunteer opportunity or did you find one on your own. Looking for ideas, so let me know how you SERVE UNITED. read more »
What it's really like to be living on the edge and facing the cliff effects of making too much for benefits but too little to pay all the bills.
I wanted to attract everyone's attention to a new report that Crittenton Women's Union put out this week. The Cliff Effect Experience provides us with an understanding of the challenges low income families face as they strive to earn better incomes, yet face the risk of losing their supports like child care vouchers and food stamps. read more »
On Wednesday, May 27th from 5:30-7:30pm, A team of youth from United Way's Youth Venture initiative will be launching their debut CD at Sociedad Latina's Spring Sayonara Event. The event will take place at Berklee College of Music in the David Friend Recital Hall at 921 Boylston St. And, good news! Readers of small nonprofit blogs that rhyme with "SneakDorighted" are welcomed to attend. See the attached flier for more information or call Sociedad Latina at 617-442-4299. read more »