Dennis Carman, President & CEO
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 205
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
108 Volunteers Give Back for United Way’s 101st Day of Caring
Attendees gather in United Way LIVE UNITED shirts at the volunteer champions breakfast at the Lakeside Villa in Halifax MA
Brockton, MA – On the morning of September 16th, United Way of Greater Plymouth County gathered in Lakeside Villa’s ballroom to celebrate its 101st Day of Caring and campaign kickoff. Seventy-five United Way volunteers, friends, board members, and partner agencies dressed in United Way t-shirts to show their support and to give back to the local community for a day of voluntarism. The event was sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors and North Easton Savings Bank.
“Our United Way of Greater Plymouth County's annual Kick Off & Day of Caring is one of my favorite days of the year.” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman. “It feels great to be fully back in person. Thank you to our amazing volunteers who are rolling up their sleeves to help our community today!”
The event program was led by United Way’s Board Chair John Doyle, UPS U.S. Operations Training Director, President & CEO Dennis Carman, and Director of Resource Development Lisa Maciejowski. They shared Information about United Way’s collective impact and services. Last year, United Way served 57,626 individuals in its 22 town service area.
Following the Day of Caring Champions Breakfast, 108 volunteers headed out into the community for the Day of Caring to perform service projects at many of United Way’s partner agencies - local health and human service agencies located in Greater Plymouth County. Volunteer projects ranged from painting to helping organize food pantries to gardening to camp clean-up. Teams from 18 organizations offered a helping hand and participated in the Day of Caring: AAA, Bridgewater State University, Brockton Visiting Nurse Association, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gordian, HarborOne Bank, Lynch & Lynch, New Life Temple of Holiness, Ocean Spray, OCES, REXA Inc., Road to Responsibility, Rockland Trust, Rotary Club of Brockton, SCU Credit Union, SICK Inc., UPS, and Webster Bank.
Organizations provided projects for the Day of Caring at 13 sites: American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands, and Southeast MA; The Arc of Greater Brockton; The Arc of Plymouth & Upper Cape Cod; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South; Catholic Charities South; Family & Community Resources; Father Bill’s & MainSpring; Health Imperatives; Old Colony Y; School on Wheels; The Charity Guild; Town of Plymouth and United Way’s Family Center.
To see more photos, please visit United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uwgpc.
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 lives and to build a stronger community.” United Way envisions a “safe, healthy, diverse and welcoming community where everyone’s needs are met equitably, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and financial stability. 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.