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About Us

About Us

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good.

What We Stand For 

United Way of North Central Massachusetts is working to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all in the 22 communities we serve, which include: Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Petersham, Pepperell, Phillipston, Royalston, Shirley, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon.

Our Goals

While our goals are focused on education, income and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life, we’ve never lost sight of the importance of providing basic needs—food and utility assistance—which helps keep families fed and warm during the winter months. 

How We Work To Achieve Our Goals

What sets United Way apart from many charities, is how we work to achieve our goals:

  • We work diligently to recruit people, companies and nonprofit organizations from across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.
  • We firmly believe that we can accomplish so much more by connecting people to people, needs to resources, experts to advocates, and get real commitments for action.

How You Can Help 

We invite you to be a part of the change.  You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.


We invite you to join us. 


To donate, it can be as simple as making a contribution. Your donation goes to work right here in North Central Massachusetts.


To advocate, it can be as simple as contacting your elected officials and letting them know which health and human service issues that are important to you.


To volunteer, we have numerous volunteers who give the gift of their time and talent when they can. It may be once or twice a year or an ongoing opportunity to support a cause they are passionate about. We have over 85 volunteer opportunities available through our Volunteer Center.