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2/11 is Mass 211 Day!

Mass 2-1-1 Day is recognized on Wednesday, February 11th, (2/11) by United Way and its community partners. Mass 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual information resource and referral program, made possible by sponsorships from United Way, available 24/7 365 days a year. By dialing 2-1-1 from any telephone, individuals can connect with trained, certified call-takers who will assist with information and referrals for important non-emergency health and human services, as well as volunteer opportunities. These services are also available online by visiting www.Mass211help.org.

UWGAT has been a proud sponsor and supporter of Mass 2-1-1 from its inception in 2006. Some examples of accessible service providers:

• Basic Human Needs: food banks, soup kitchens, housing; shelters, rent and utility assistance.
• Physical and Mental Health: state health insurance programs, medical information lines, local and state health outbreak information, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug / alcohol intervention/ rehabilitation programs.
• Employment: financial assistance, job training, transportation and educational/vocational programs.
• Government benefits and services
• Elder and Individual with Disabilities: adult day programs, respite / home health care, transportation and other support programs.
• Children, Youth and Families: childcare referrals to licensed home and site based providers, after school programs, Head Start programs, family resource centers, summer camps and recreational programs, mentoring, tutoring, and protective services.

Mass 2-1-1 partners with MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) as the official emergency call-center for Massachusetts; in the event of a state-wide disaster, severe weather, and public health and safety concerns. Mass 2-1-1 is NOT for emergencies; it serves as a valuable information and referral service for non 911 emergencies.

As your local United Way, we are advocating so everyone is aware of this critical community resource. You do not need to know exactly the type of service you need, just knowing you do need assistance will help call takers best assess which resources to share. For more information about Mass 2-1-1, please visit their website www.Mass211.org.


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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! 




2015 Annual Fall Classic

UWGAT celebrated its Annual Fall Classic golf tournament on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Agawam Hunt.

Thank you to all golfers and volunteers who participated on a cool fall day for 18 holes at a premiere venue. The event began at 11 a.m. as golfers teed off to enjoy an afternoon of contests, activities, and friendly competition.

Special thanks to: Event Sponsor - Bristol County Savings Bank; Platinum Sponsors – BankFive, General Dynamics, and Sensata Technologies; Lunch Sponsor - Rockland Trust; Hole in One Sponsor – The Travel Experience, Inc.; along with additional tournament and hole sponsors for contributing to the event. UWGAT also wishes to thank all raffle and prize donors for their generosity, who helped make our event a success.

More than $20,000 in net proceeds from the event will benefit the community programs of UWGAT to support its mission of ‘advancing the common good.’ Together we are creating positive sustainable changes for our community.


UWGAT Meets Worldwide Requirements

UWGAT completed the 2015 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 embodies the intent of the membership requirements.


United Way Announces Community Impact Grants

The Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) is pleased to announce it will invest $1,720,738 over the next year. United Way’s mission is “to improve lives by uniting the caring power of communities to advance the common good.” UWGAT is committed and focused on investing in programs in the areas of education, income, and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

The total investment of $1,720,738 will be allocated to local non-profit organizations administering programs in the priority areas of education, income, and health. Allocations will be distributed as follows: $481,846 to help enhance education, $427,445 for income stability including the Mass 211 free information and referral system, and $286,300 for healthier communities. Additionally, $8,927 will be distributed to other United Ways by donor choice and $516,220 to additional designations as requested by donors.

“Every 3 years UWGAT conducts a Community Needs Assessment to remain current and relevant in investing dollars into our local community to best meet the needs of our residents, employees, and guests of our eleven cities and towns,” said Jamie E. Crossman, UWGAT President & CEO. UWGAT serves the cities and towns of: Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Taunton.

UWGAT recruits individuals and organizations from the community who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. UWGAT’s volunteers represent all UWGAT donors and they review program funding requests to bring forward investment recommendations to the Board of Directors.

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Days of Caring



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

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SoCo Update

UWGAT Announces State Funding

United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) on behalf of the South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness (SoCo) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of $50,000 in the Massachusetts State budget to facilitate the coordination and implementation of support programs protecting families and individuals experiencing homelessness. SoCo continues to be UWGAT’s highly successful income and financial stability initiative, partnering with many Bristol County stakeholders committed to identifying and implementing creative strategies to ending homelessness. This funding is critical for SoCo to continue its unique role, and to provide a template for multi-faceted and coordinated strategies to prevent and end homelessness in and beyond Bristol County.

SoCo continues to provide and promote collaborative leadership at all levels of government and across all sectors to inspire and energize us all to commit to preventing and ending homelessness. Additionally, SoCo hopes by increasing knowledge regarding collaboration and successful interventions, these efforts will in turn strengthen the capacity of public and private organizations which will further foster independence and economic self-sufficiency.

United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton and the South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness greatly appreciates Senator Michael Rodrigues’ (Co-chair of SoCo’s Leadership Council) work on adding the funding to the state budget and to all Bristol County legislators for endorsing and supporting this critical funding. Thank you for your vote of confidence.




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