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Local Community Comes Together for United Way’s 94th Annual Campaign Kick-Off & Day of Caring

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman, President  & CEO
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 106

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/16/15
Local Community Comes Together for United Way’s
94th Annual Campaign Kick-Off & Day of Caring
 


Kick-Off Attendees pose in “LIVE UNITED” shirts on the field at Campanelli Stadium

Brockton, MA – On the morning September 11th, United Way of Greater Plymouth County gathered at the Shaws Center in Brockton to celebrate the official kick off of its annual campaign.  Over 100 United Way volunteers, friends, board members, and partner agencies donned LIVE UNITED t-shirts to show their support and to give back to the local community with a volunteer day of caring.  United Way Leadership Givers, donating $500 or more, also gathered for an appreciation breakfast that morning and wore gold LIVE UNITED t-shirts.
“We are excited to officially begin this year’s campaign season,” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman.  “It is amazing to see what can be accomplished when a great group of volunteers come together to help our community”. 
Following the Kick-Off, 164 volunteers headed out into the community for the Day of Caring to perform service projects at local health and human service agencies, many of which are United Way partner agencies.    Volunteer projects ranged from street cleaning to gardening to painting to helping organize food pantries.  Teams from 14 organizations offered a helping hand and participated in the Day of Caring:  The Arc of Greater Plymouth, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Plymouth, Brockton Public Schools, Enterprise Holdings, Good Samaritan Medical Center, HarborOne Bank, ITW Sealants, Partylite, Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Rockland Trust, South Shore Medical Center, Stonehill College, Traveler’s Insurance, and UPS.  Eleven organizations provided projects for the Day of Caring: The Arc of Greater Plymouth, BAMSI, Boys & Girls of Brockton, Brockton Visiting Nurse Association, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Middleboro Council on Aging, Old Colony Y, Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, Salvation Army of Brockton, Salvation Army of Plymouth, and The Family Center.
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About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.”  United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income.  United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.