United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We are more than fund-raisers. We are hand-raisers. We raise our hands not only to lead the fight, but to reach out to people who need help. And hope.
So who are the hand-raisers, the game-changers?
They’re the people who know that at the core of every human being is the desire to do good. Who recognize the power that comes from a shared purpose. Who understand we’re always stronger together. It southeastern Massachusetts, it means people like you.
United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton needs you to join the fight. Because with your help, the fight becomes a win. A win that not just a short-term contribution, but a long-term solution.
Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It also benefits the whole community: high school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate on time.
United Way makes sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma and pursue a higher education.
In 2016, United Way started 1800 children on the path to success. Thanks to the care provided at early education programs, families are able to work hard and maintain financial stability.
Health & Welfare
Good health is both a community responsibility and a community benefit: It goes beyond personal diet, exercise and the many other individual choices we make. The foundation for a healthy life is in the neighborhoods we build and environments we inhabit. When people have access to parks, bike paths, safe playgrounds, healthy foods, and good medical care, they are more likely to succeed in school, work and life.
In 2016, more than 22,000 seniors received meals, transportation, home health care, friendly visits and more. Because you care, their families enjoy some peace of mind and respite from worry.
When people are able to find decent jobs, provide for their families and save for the future, they and their children are more likely to enjoy healthy lives and succeed in school. Everyone benefits, because financially stable individuals and families lead to a more competitive workforce and a stronger community.
United Way's volunteer experts, working with partners from all sectors of society, connect people to the resources they need to get on more solid financial ground. From financial wellness classes in the workplace and in community centers to career training and job-search assistance, credit counseling and free tax preparation assistance, we’re helping people to earn more and save more.
United Way empowers people to get on stable financial ground with proven methods like job training, financial wellness classes and more. The result is thriving communities where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.