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Food Packaging Event to Prepare over 22,000 Meals

Fitchburg, Mass. – Nearly 90 Workers Credit Union and Simonds International employees packaged over 22,000 meals for local food pantries in partnership with United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

“These events are possible because of the generosity of companies like Workers Credit Union and Simonds International. Because of their sponsorships and participation, local families won’t have to worry where their next meal will come from,” said Fran Longton, volunteer coordinator for United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

United You Thank You Event

Leominster, Mass. The United Way of North Central Massachusetts will hold its 36th Campaign Recognition and Thank-You Event Apr. 27, 5:00 p.m, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster, 99 Erdman Way.

United Way will acknowledge volunteers and area companies for their workplace campaigns. Following the brief program, John Higby, The Yo-Yo Guy, will entertain the audience.

New Directors and Officers Elected

Fitchburg, Mass. (Nov. 23, 2015) – The United Way of North Central Massachusetts elected new officers and directors at its recent annual meeting.

Elected as new directors to three-year terms expiring 2018: Mike Hewitt, Hometown Bank; Deb Weymouth, HealthAlliance; Sheila Harrity, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School; and Susannah Whipps Lee, Whipps, Inc..


Nov. 04, 2015, Gardner, Mass. – Unitil Corporation, (, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers throughout New England, is urging customers to be aware of fuel assistance programs available to assist with heating costs as winter approaches. 

That was the message shared with nonprofit and community leaders who attended a heating assistance forum Wednesday at the Colonial Hotel. The forum was hosted jointly by Unitil and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. 

Heating assistance forum to be held for nonprofits

OCTOBER 14, 2015, GARDNER, Mass. — Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofits Nov. 4 at the Colonial Hotel. 

This is the 15th year that the event has been held where heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail. “This is a great way to get the most recent heating assistance program information to agencies that need it the most,” said Alec O’Meara, media relations manager for Unitil. 

United Way’s Day of Caring Sept. 17

For Immediate Release (Aug. 12, 2015) – Celebrating its 20th Annual Day of Caring Sept. 17, United Way of North Central Massachusetts’ volunteers will help nonprofit agencies stock kitchen pantries, paint, clean, landscape and perform construction work.

“The Day of Caring is a unique day-long event that engages hundreds of people in our community to support non-profit agencies for a day,” said Phil Grzewinski, president of United Way of North Central Massachusetts. 

Tyco SimplexGrinnell Awards Two Grants to United Ways Across the U.S. to Continue Expansion of Youth Venture Leadership Program

WESTMINSTER, Massachusetts  – Two United Ways will launch United Way Youth Venture programs as a result of seed grants awarded by Tyco SimplexGrinnell, a leader in the fire and life-safety industry.

The $30,000 grants will go to the Pike Peaks United Way, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and United Way of Greater New Bedford, serving southeastern Massachusetts. The support is made possible by the funds that employees from Tyco SimplexGrinnell and Tyco Integrated Security contributed during the recently concluded annual United Way Campaign.