Kim Allen, Director of Community Relations & Marketing
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 106
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2020
United Way of Greater Plymouth County to Offer January 14th Funding Informational Session
BROCKTON, MA- United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022). The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. in a virtual capacity on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. For this round of funding, initiatives must pertain to the five LIVE UNITED Community Recovery areas as detailed below.
LIVE UNITED Recovery Fund – In light of the significant long term challenges for our neighbors and our communities resulting from the devastating pandemic, United Way, The Family Center and Community Connections are generating life saving resources though our annual campaign to be directed toward reimaging and rebuilding our communities. We are purposefully pivoting our work from emergency response to community recovery. While we continue to focus our efforts to the interrelated pillars of Education, Health and Financial Stability, we will be focusing our efforts on five initiatives for the foreseeable future.
LIVE UNITED Community Recovery Focus Areas:
• Feeding Our Families (Health)
• Preventing Evictions & Ending Homelessness (Financial Stability)
• Accessing Affordable Health Services (Health)
• Returning to Learning for Our Children & Youth (Education)
• Aspiring to Hire for Our Recently Unemployed (Financial Stability)
Critical to our work in meeting these needs is the realization that for people of diverse backgrounds these challenges are greater and deeper in terms of their degree and complexity. This means that we must direct significantly greater attention and enhance our sensitivity to the issues of race, equity and justice as we design our solutions to our communities’ problems.
Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.
Please note, in case of inclement weather, a snow date has been scheduled for January 15th.
Anyone interested in attending the workshop should RSVP to Kim Allen, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.uwgpc.org/funding.
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.