United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Support a long-time partner.

A long-time partner of Community Giving at MIT, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings together a network of over 200 agencies from our local footprint to focus on preparing children to learn, supporting youth in school, and lifting families from poverty.

Your gift to United Way funds poverty-reducing initiatives in job training and placement, budget coaching and financial education, affordable housing and homelessness prevention, and emergency assistance for basic needs. It also goes to programs that help youth and children escape the poverty trap, through high-quality early education and care, along with academic, mentoring, and leadership programs throughout school.

Over the last year, the United Way was able to ensure that:

  • 12,440 families without homes secured safe, stable housing
  • 3,000 at-risk youths were matched with a mentor, keeping them on the path to graduation
  • 10,000 individuals developed skills/credentials for employment
  • 3,000 people received free tax prep, securing over 6 million dollars in tax refunds
  • Gathered $92 million in state funding to support strategic programs in areas of focus including
    • Preparing children to learn
    • Supporting youth in school
    • Lifting families from poverty
    • Leading social innovation

United Way focuses on families in 142 communities including Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Chelsea, Everett, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Peabody, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Salem, Somerville, Waltham, and Weymouth. Learn more on the United Way website.

If you want to donate to an established and trusted organization working to improve the lives of underserved families in Greater Boston, United Way is a good choice for you.

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