United Bank Foundation Approves a $4,000 Grant for the United Way of Central Massachusetts
The United Bank Foundation Massachusetts today announced that they have awarded a $4,000 grant to the United Way of Central Massachusetts for the organization’s Community Impact Fund, a wide-ranging initiative that invests in many local programs and services that assist people of all ages in the Greater Worcester region.
Some of the programs and services that will benefit from the $4,000 grant include YouthConnect, a conglomerate of seven youth serving agencies working together to address the needs of youths who rely on participating agencies. Essential services include healthy foods for breakfast and lunch, opportunities for physical activities, access to books and interacting with positive role models and mentors.
The Community Impact Fund supports Summer Strong, a summer literacy initiative where the United Way of Central Massachusetts sends 250 children to summer camp enriched with literacy activities. Also, the United Bank Foundation’s support of the Community Impact Fund assists the United Way in addressing other immediate needs in Central Massachusetts including food, shelter, protective services and disaster relief.
Kathleen Trainor (left), Vice President and Area Branch Manager for United Bank in Worcester, and Tom McGregor (right), Senior Vice President & Regional Commercial Banking Executive at United Bank, present a $4,000 check to Tim Garvin (center), Executive Director of the United Way of Central Massachusetts.
“United Bank and our employees have been generous supporters and dedicated volunteers for the United Way in parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut for many years. And we know that when we donate to the United Way of Central Massachusetts, our generosity will have a lasting impact on the Worcester area while helping them sustain and enhance the programs and services that so many local residents have benefited from over the years,” said Tom McGregor, Senior Vice President and Regional Commercial Banking Executive.
“That’s exactly what we’re doing through this $4,000 grant to the United Way – helping them fulfill their mission of connecting people and resources to improve our communities.”