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UWGAT Community Impact
Funding Meeting - 12/8

The Community Impact Committee UWGAT will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9am at UWGAT’s office located at 247 Maple Street in Attleboro. This meeting is mandatory for non-profit, human service, 501(c) 3 organizations, providing services in UWGAT’s catchment area, interested in applying for FY18 community impact funding.

Soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency assistance programs do not need to attend this meeting as grant recipients will be notified in May 2017.

The purpose of this meeting is to review the FY18 community impact funding procedure and timeline. UWGAT will explain the process of awarding grants to programs and initiatives that will “advance the common good.” The programs must meet current local needs while addressing United Way Worldwide’s priority areas of: Education, Income, & Health. The funding process begins with the submission of a Letter of Intent which will be evaluated by the Community Impact Committee, and will invite eligible programs to submit a full proposal for funding consideration.

UWGAT’s eleven communities include: Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Taunton.

This will be the only public forum to ask questions and receive detailed information regarding UWGAT’s funding process.

For any questions, or additional information, please contact Melissa Vanhorn at 508-222-2337, ext. 106 or Melissa@uwgat.org.


UWGAT Meets Worldwide Requirements

UWGAT completed the 2016 United Way Worldwide membership requirements by their due dates.  The certification mandates completion of 13 requirements for United Way of America membership along with verification of the status of 40 indicators that demonstrate United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. embodies the intent of the membership requirements.



Live United Week 2016

June20th-June 24th, 2016 UWGAT hosted its second annual Live United Week. Members of our community participated in great events to show their support for UWGAT. These events included Namaste Monday, Day of Action, Pint Night, Thank You Thursday and Black & White T-Shirt Day.

On Namaste Monday, UWGAT partnered with Country Gardens in Rehoboth to hold a free outdoor yoga session in the gardens. We were happy to fill the gardens with individuals promoting health and wellness. Target in Plainville graciously donated gift cards to allow UWGAT to give out fruit and protein bars to all those who attended.

Day of Action brought together many local businesses, partner agencies and schools in our area to participate in the Wellness Drive. Throughout the month of June, several collection bins were set up for donations of personal care items. Volunteers worked throughout the day to organize, sort and deliver items to our partner agencies. We want to thank all who donated as well as the fantastic volunteers!

Apna Punjab in Rehoboth graciously opened its doors to UWGAT and their supporters for Pint Night. On Wednesday, June 22nd, a portion of the nights proceeds from Apna Punjab were donated to UWGAT’s Community Impact Fund. UWGAT also raffled off Live United t-shirts to attendees. What a great evening!

On Thursday, June 23rd, UWGAT gave thanks to those who create a positive impact in our community. UWGAT received nominations from the community for individuals to be recognized for their good work and assistance. The outpouring of thanks and kind words can be seen on UWGAT’s Facebook page.

Friday, June 24th was a day to show your United Way pride! We asked individuals in the community to wear their black and white LIVE UNITED shirts to show their support for UWGAT’s mission. T-shirts are available for purchase on UWGAT’s website.

UWGAT advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. We invite everyone to be a part of the change by giving, advocating, and volunteering. That’s what it means to Live United. Thank you to everyone for another successful Live United Week!


Days of Caring

UWGAT’s Days of Caring is a way for local businesses and organizations to volunteer in the community for a specific community service project.  UWGAT facilitates Days of Caring by collecting projects and pairing volunteers with agencies. 

Get Involved with Days of Caring today!





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Share Your Photo with Us!

Tell us how you LIVE UNITED! Download and print out this form and submit your picture to us on Facebook and/or Twitter telling us how you make a difference in our community. 

Do you believe in our mission "to advance the common good?"  Do you donate to United Way? Do you advocate on behalf of an important cause or issue? Do you volunteer your time? 

Do you have a LIVE UNITED t-shirt? Throw that on and send us a picture of you in your tee!

Check out our Facebook page for other recent examples.









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SoCo Update


UWGAT's SoCo Coordinator Janet Richardi recently received the Attleboro Elks #1014 Distinguished Citizenship Award presented to her by the Elk's president, Robert Silva. Janet received the award for her continued work and service to preventing homelessness.



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