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Massachusetts Women Receive High Marks for Philanthropy

05/12/2008

BOSTON – How do Massachusetts women stand up to those in other states when it comes to philanthropy? According to new comparative figures from United Way of America, there are more women making substantial investments in the community through United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley than through any other United Way organization in the country. At a celebration in Baltimore tomorrow night, the Massachusetts women who are a part of this movement will be recognized with a national “Fleur-de-Lis” award for their outstanding dedication to the community.  read more »

United Way announces a new $400,000 investment to prevent foreclosures

05/07/2008

Funds include $100,000 to better equip Mass 2-1-1 hotline to respond to foreclosure inquiries  read more »

United Way helps Thrive in Five take root in Mattapan

05/06/2008

BOSTON – In one of the first acts of its Thrive in Five partnership with the City of Boston, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley today announces a new investment of $300,000 to provide Mattapan families with additional support to help ensure their children enter school ready to learn. There are more children under five living in Mattapan than in nearly every other neighborhood in Boston. This first-time investment aims to answer the increased need for services in Mattapan by expanding five highly effective programs.  read more »

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