UNITED WAY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY'S DAY OF ACTION
will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Greenfield Town Common. The event will once again collect new and "gently" used books for pre-school to middle school aged children. This event aligns with United Way Worldwide's Day of Action, a day established to focus on its pledge to change the course of the future. Watch UWW Day of Action 2012 on the National Mall
WOMEN'S WAY held its "SUPPER FOR SIX" event, collecting more than 250 recyclable grocery bags filledwith nonperishible food items suitable to feed a family of six. The bags were dropped off at the United Way of Franklin County's office on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and were distributed to food pantries in Orange, Greenfield, and Shelburne Falls in the hopes that families will have additional food resources on hand during the February School Vacation period, when many children will be at home during the and the family's need for additional food will be greater.
Music is in the air! The United Way of Franklin County presented its 17th annual A'Cappella Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m., at the Frontier Regional High School auditorium. Performing this year: the Dartmouth College Aires, the Smith College Smiffenpoofs, the UMass Doo Wop Shop, and the Amherst College Bluestockings. The event raised approximately $3,250 for local programs that support people in need.
UNITED WAY CONTINUES TO OFFER THE FAMILYWIZE DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION CARD TO RESIDENTS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY. The goal of the FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership, Inc is to reduce the cost of prescription medicine for children, families and individuals by $1 billion by the end of 2015. We believe that stronger, healthier and happier people make healthier and better communities.Did you know that more than one out every five people in the United States has no prescription drug coverage? Please email, text and tell your friends, family members, co-workers, and members of groups you know a link to this website familywize.org and print cards for the people you know that do not have internet access. Together, we can make a difference! THANK YOU!
UNITED WAY'S EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM BOARD TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS TO AGENCIES IN NEED. FEMA FUNDS Phase 30, Fiscal Year 2012, EFSP Funding
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the required Congressional Notifications regarding Phase 30, Fiscal Year 2012 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds and set the amount of $120,000,000 to be awarded. Of that amount, the United Way of Franklin County's Local Board was notified that it would receive a total of $12,970 in emergency funds to be distributed locally. The board deliberated and identified the areas of Distributed Food and Utility Assistance as top priorities for the current funding period, determining the areas where the limited funding could have the greatest impact on the largest number of people.
United Way of Franklin County continues to run its ANNUAL CAMPAIGN and is focused on reaching its $790,000 goal.It is not too late to make your annual contribution. You may PRINT the contribution form and submit it with your payment option, you may pay via credit card through our SECURE PAYPAL ACCOUNT, or you may contact the office directly (413.772.2168; firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information on ways you could make your donation.