April 12th through April 18th, 2015 has been declared as National Volunteer Week. As your local United Way, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the countless volunteers who support us throughout the year. These special individuals give of their time, talents and treasures assisting with our mission to “advance the common good.”
United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) is fortunate to have such caring individuals and businesses supporting our community by volunteering, such as: serving on various committees, including, but not limited to: the Board of Directors, Incorporators, Community Allocation Panels, South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness (SoCo), other initiative based Coalitions, and UWGAT events. Also we appreciate the internal support and volunteerism, within our administration. We are also thankful to local area businesses that support our year-round “Days of Caring” by adopting special projects for non-profit organizations within our community.
Volunteers make a significant difference and are typically the communities’ unsung heroes. Whether they give an hour or a day, they give their best! We would like to say thank you for volunteering for UWGAT and other local beneficiaries to improve your community. By giving your time, you are creating opportunities for a better life for all. Thank you for ‘reaching out a hand to one and influencing the condition of all’.
We encourage anyone interested in becoming more involved with UWGAT to please contact us at 508-222-2337, visit our Days of Caring page, and remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
The South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless held a Fiscal Year 2016 legislative breakfast on March 13th at Bristol Community College, Taunton Center.
Several local area legislators including Senator Michael Rodrigues, Senator Marc Pacheco, Representative Shaunna O'Connell, Representative Keiko Orrall, Representative Michelle DuBois, and Representative Paul Heroux came to speak about Fiscal Year 2016 priorities around homelessness and programs protecting families, individuals, elderly and disabled, and young people experiencing homelessness, as well as other legislative priorities.