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 helps them harness the power of corporate partners, nonprofits, and volunteers to achieve their mission by focusing on two foundations of better lives: financial opportunity, and educational success. With your support, United Way's programs ensure families have safe housing, healthy food, and quality education for children and youth.

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, 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.

You can even see United Way's Employee Giving pitch to MIT by checking out this year's United Way MIT presentation!

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