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.
UWGAT is now part of Amazon Smile! We invite you, our supporters to shop on Amazon using this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2104020 and a portion of your purchase price will come back to UWGAT. It's a WIN-WIN!
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!
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.