United Way Hosts LIVE UNITED Week September 8-12th

Events planned throughout the area to raise awareness and

to encourage community support


What do you HOPE for our community? We hope you will join United Way of Greater New Bedford during the annual LIVE UNITED WEEK September 8th – September 12th.  Members of the community are encouraged to GIVE, ADVOCATE or VOLUNTEER through a variety of events and activities that have been planned to allow everyone the chance to participate.

 “This is always an exciting time of the year for us,” said Michelle N. Hantman, President. “LIVE UNITED WEEK brings so many of our supporters together and shows that together, UNITED, we can accomplish great things. As our United Way embarks on a new community initiative, we are asking everyone to share their hopes for the community with us.”

 Each day during LIVE UNITED WEEK there is a different activity or event that everyone is welcome to participate in. The schedule is listed below. LIVE UNITED WEEK is sponsored in part by BayCoast Bank. To make a reservation for the Kickoff event, register for Day of Caring or to purchase a Live United T-shirt, visit United Way’s website at www.unitedwayofgnb.org or call 508-994-9625 ext. 15.

 Monday, 9/8

LIVE UNITED Sign Day - Volunteer to hold signs throughout the day to raise awareness about United Way. Volunteers will be out and about in New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth and Wareham. Interested in joining us? Contact us at liveunited@unitedwayofgnb.org or 508-994-9625 ext. 15!

Tuesday, 9/9

Campaign Kickoff & Wine Tasting – Enjoy live music by Grace Morrison (sponsored by Ed Sylvia, CPA, CFP), wine tasting, food from Ninety Nine, Stop & Shop, M&C Café, Alianca, and the premiere of our 2014 Campaign Video! Hosted by Running Brook Vineyards and Winery, $10 per person. To RSVP, call 508-994-9625 ext. 15.

Wednesday, 9/10

Black & White Day - Show your United Way spirit and wear your LIVE UNITED t-shirt or anything black & white! Also, share your hope for community by using #whatIhopeforGNB

Thursday, 9/11

Day of Caring - Volunteer your time helping at a local nonprofit to show you care. Build a shed, work on a farm, or do some painting!  Sign up for a project by September 3rd by visiting www.volunteersouthcoast.org! This year’s Day of Caring is part of the National Day of Service.

Friday, 9/12

Stuff the Truck – Help us stuff the Hunger Commission Truck by dropping off non-perishable food and baby items all day sponsored by Townsquare Media WFHN/WBSM who will be doing live broadcasts at the truck throughout the day. The truck will be parked in the parking lot of Stop & Shop Fairhaven. Stop & Shop locations in New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Wareham will also be collecting items throughout the week.


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