News

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 4:41pm
The Acton-Boxborough United Way Board of Directors wants to thank Griet Dehandschutter for everything she’s done over the past three years as Executive Director. She will be leaving at the end of June, and Katie Neville, our Communications and Community Impact Manager, will transition to the role of Interim Executive Director. We’re excited to continue our partnership with the community to drive positive lasting change for Acton and Boxborough…
AB Cares to host Safer Homes, Safer Community: A Community Gun Buyback program
Sun, 05/01/2022 - 12:40pm
AB Cares to host Safer Homes, Safer Community: A Community Gun Buyback program to be held Saturday, May 21st, 2022 Acton-Boxborough, Mass. – May 1, 2022 - AB Cares is once again partnering with the Acton and Boxborough Police Departments and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to host a gun buyback initiative on Saturday, May 21st 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.…
Tue, 04/05/2022 - 3:08pm
Moving together to move our community forward!  We invite you to join us for Run.Walk.United. on Saturday, May 7th in West Acton! All are welcome at this family-friendly run/walk event to support Acton-Boxborough United Way, and celebrate 40 Years of Neighbors Caring for Neighbors. Let's come together as a community (rain or shine!) and enjoy the power of connecting with each other.  Yankee…
Mon, 03/21/2022 - 12:00pm
Acton-Boxborough United Way (ABUW), a leading community organization, marks its 40th Anniversary with a series of activities celebrating 40 years of neighbors caring for neighbors.  “It all started around our kitchen table,"  recalled Bill Ryan, former AB schools superintendent and one of the co-founders of what was in 1981 the Acton-Boxborough Community Chest. At the 40th anniversary edition of A-B United Way’s virtual Neighbors Storytelling…
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…