United Way of South Central MA (UWSCM) is pleased to announce that it has received a $70,000 grant from Fundación MAPFRE, a global non-profit organization that provides social assistance and promotes road safety. The grant is the first major gift this year that will support UWSCM's Bridging the Gap Campaign, which provides funding for critical childcare and nutrition programs in South Central Massachusetts.
“We are grateful to Fundación MAPFRE for their generous support of our partner agencies that provide affordable childcare and nutrition services for families and older adults.” said Mary O’Coin, Executive Director at UWSCM. “This funding will help us to ensure that children in our community have access to the high-quality preschool and afterschool childcare and nutrition for families so they can all thrive.”
The Bridging the Gap Campaign supports a variety of programs that provide childcare and nutrition assistance to low-income families in South Central Massachusetts. These programs include:
- Childcare subsidies that help families afford high-quality childcare at the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club of Webster-Dudley.
- Nutrition assistance programs through Tri-Valley, Inc. that provide food to older adults and individuals with disabilities.
- A weekly dinner program for families through the YMCA – Tri-Community Branch “What’s for Dinner” program.
“Fundación MAPFRE is pleased to support the United Way of South Central Massachusetts in its important work in the community,” said Jaime Tamayo, President and Chief Executive Officer of MAPFRE Insurance and Chief Representative of Fundación MAPFRE in the U.S. “We are proud to help the United Way’s Bridging the Gap Campaign to provide more essentials to children and adults.”
About Fundación MAPFRE
Fundación MAPFRE is a global non-profit organization that provides social assistance and promotes road safety. The foundation was established in 1975 by MAPFRE, a leading insurance company. Fundación MAPFRE works to improve the lives of people in need through a variety of programs and services, including support for children and families, disaster relief, and road safety initiatives.
About United Way of South Central MA
United Way of South Central MA is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of people in need in the towns of Southbridge, Sturbridge, Charlton, Dudley and Webster. UWSCM funds over 26 programs and services that address the critical needs of the community, including education, income, health, and housing.
The 2023 campaign will run through December 31. People can donate online at www.uwscm.org or by mail to United Way of South Central MA, 176 Main Street, Suite 400, Southbridge, MA 01550.