News

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 5:02pm
Acton-Boxborough United Way works to create a community where everyone belongs and thrives. This means addressing immediate needs while breaking long-term cycles of exclusion by uprooting systemic structural causes that keep problems in place. To do this we design and lead collaborative efforts, advance initiatives within and across sectors, and award targeted grants that, together, form our organization’s agenda for social impact.  For our 2022…
Mon, 01/24/2022 - 9:00am
ACTON, Mass., January 21, 2022 –  Acton-Boxborough United Way has been awarded $64,000 from Emerson Hospital to implement its three-year Community Mental Health Resilience Plan.  Acton-Boxborough United Way envisions a community where residents recognize the importance of prioritizing mental health, know where to turn for resources, and enjoy regular programming to promote well-being among all neighbors. Developed in the spring of 2021, Acton-…
Thu, 01/06/2022 - 8:37am
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they do not know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.  Build meaningful connections with neighbors on Martin Luther King Day. Participate in a Community Circle!  Community Circles connect people of all backgrounds to share and listen to each other's stories, focused around a single…
Diverse group of community members working animatedly in small groups. Police dog naps in corner.
Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:00am
Acton Police, Acton-Boxborough United Way Hold Workshop on Improving Community Relationships Community members and members of the Acton Police Department met recently to discuss ways to improve relationships, and to tear down barriers that may prevent members of minority communities from reaching out to police.  ACTON – Chief Richard Burrows and the Acton Police Department, in partnership with the Acton-Boxborough United Way, are pleased to…
Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:46am
This year, Acton-Boxborough United Way celebrates 40 years of neighbors caring for neighbors. In 1981, a group of visionary neighbors founded the Acton-Boxborough Community Chest to raise local dollars for local impact. Through thoughtful stewardship, the organization has grown and evolved. Thanks to your dedication, Acton-Boxborough United Way is a beacon of hope for many individuals and organizations in the community, truly living the updated…
Fri, 07/09/2021 - 2:36pm
If a neighbor is bleeding or hurting, what do we do?  An Open Letter to our Community to Take Action Against Hate  In a matter of days, we are once again confronted with a series of hateful acts. Our Chinese- American neighbors were verbally attacked during Acton’s annual town meeting on June 21; Rabbi Shlomo Noginski of Brighton was stabbed but miraculously survived, and 2 black residents in Winthrop were murdered because of the color of their…
Mike Tobia Award
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 10:00am
Senator Jamie Eldridge awarded Reverend Cindy Worthington-Berry, senior Pastor at United Church of Christ in Boxborough, the inaugural Mike Tobia Award at Acton-Boxborough United Way’s Annual Meeting and Community Celebration on June 8th. The A-B United Way Board of Directors established the Mike Tobia Award for Community Leadership in honor and memory of Mike Tobia, Mt. Calvary Community Supper’s Founder and Chairman who passed away this winter…
Tue, 06/08/2021 - 7:00pm
Please join us in welcoming our incoming Directors for the coming year, starting on July 1, 2021. Each board member brings unique talents to the table, and actively participates in our initiatives. Together, they represent diverse perspectives from across our community.   Erin was born and raised in Acton and, after a few years away, moved back with her husband Ryan in 1995. They are the parents of four children. Erin has been involved in…
United We Stand Against Division and Hate
Mon, 05/24/2021 - 4:52pm
An open letter to our community from Acton-Boxborough United Way United We Stand Against Division and Hate May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Jewish-American Heritage Month. This year feels different. Our desire to celebrate is mixed with grief, reflection and a sense of urgency to make sure every member in our community feels safe and belongs. In a year when we wish to be heard and seen as individuals, it seems…
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 9:23am
AB Cares to host Safer Homes, Safer Community: A Community Gun Buyback program to be held Saturday, May 15th, 2021 Acton-Boxborough, Mass. – April 19, 2021 - AB Cares is partnering with the Acton and Boxborough Police Departments and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to host a gun buyback initiative on Saturday, May 15th at the St. Matthew’s Methodist Church located at 435 Central Street in Acton. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.…