Local Community Celebrates United Way’s 97th 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. 105
Local Community Celebrates United Way’s 
97th Annual Campaign Kick-Off & Day of Caring
Kick-Off attendees cheer in United Way “LIVE UNITED” shirts at the event at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth, MA – On the morning of September 14th, United Way of Greater Plymouth County gathered on the front lawn of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the official kick off of its annual campaign.  Over 65 United Way volunteers, friends, board members, and partner agencies dressed in LIVE UNITED t-shirts to show their support and to give back to the local community with a volunteer day of caring.  
“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.  “We get to see so many of our long term supporters who demonstrate through their generosity and compassion how much they care about our community!”
Following the Kick-Off, 115 volunteers headed out into the community for the Day of Caring to carry out service projects at several 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 building community gardens.  Teams from 12 organizations offered a helping hand and participated in the Day of Caring:  Bridgewater Savings Bank, Brockton Rotary Club, Comcast, Enterprise, HarborOne, OCES, Quincy College Plymouth Campus, Rockland Trust, Signature Healthcare, Travelers, UPS, and Wells Fargo.   Bettie Howarth, Andrew Lynch, Rick Noll, and Peggy Page also joined in and volunteered as individuals. 
Nine organizations provided projects for the Day of Caring: The Arc of Greater Plymouth, Boy Scouts Mayflower Council, Brockton Salvation Army, Brockton Visiting Nurse Association, Catholic Charities South, Family & Community Resources, Father Bill's & MainSpring, Old Colony YMCA/ Raymond School, 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 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.