News

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 1:41pm
A-B United Way launches a survey on Mental Health Resilience!  By completing this survey, you are helping us to better understand strengths within Acton and Boxborough, and where we can add the most value in new programming and initiatives. We hope that together we can enhance community-based mental health resilience for all residents of Acton and Boxborough. The survey should take you about 7 to 8 minutes to complete. Participating in this…
Thu, 09/01/2022 - 9:15am
  We are thrilled to announce the launch of Acton-Boxborough Volunteer Central, myABUW.org  Check out this one-stop site to discover volunteer opportunities and community events with dozens of local organizations, brought to you by A-B United Way. Please visit myabuw.org to sign up as a volunteer and to explore the many opportunities to support our partners who are serving our neighbors Acton and Boxborough. Join us as we mobilize the caring…
Ed, Sally, Andrew
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 8:05am
  Acton-Boxborough United Way is pleased to announce the 3 newest members of our Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming Ed Keohan, Sally Whitney, and Andrew Shen! Ed works with leaders of small to midsize companies as a business and executive coach for FocalPoint Coaching. He focuses on strategic planning, team building, and marketing & communications at the organizational level. He also likes working with individual executives as…
Wed, 06/29/2022 - 3:05pm
Announcing ABUW's 2022-2023 Community Impact Grants   For forty years, Acton-Boxborough United Way has supported incredible local organizations bringing vital services to Acton and Boxborough. When you donate to Acton-Boxborough United Way, your dollars work harder to bring critical services to our community. By pooling your donations, we can make significant grants to organizations, attracting the quality services…
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 12:31pm
Each year, the ABUW “Volunteer of the Year” Award is given to an individual whose effort and generosity of time and spirit to our Acton Boxborough community is clearly “above and beyond” the expectations for the volunteer role they’ve selected. The gift of expertise, time and effort given by these volunteers make a clear and tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community. Lauren Rosenzweig-Morton has a long history…
Fri, 06/17/2022 - 2:33pm
At this week's Annual Meeting, the 2nd Annual Mike Tobia Award for Community Leadership was awarded to Lynne Osborn. We were honored to have last year's inaugural recipient, Rev. Cindy Worthington-Berry, there to present this year's award. The Mike Tobia Award for Community Leadership, established in 2021, recognizes an outstanding Community Leader, dedicated to serving residents' needs with compassion and dignity, while fostering a sense of…
Wed, 06/15/2022 - 1:56pm
  𝗔 𝗳𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘁 Senator Jamie Eldridge joined us at our Annual Meeting to present Griet Dehandschutter with a Senate citation to recognize her contributions to the Acton-Boxborough community over her three years as Executive Director. As you may know, Griet will be leaving the position at the end of this month. Her tremendous legacy includes leading this organization through the pandemic with a can-do attitude, spearheading a…
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…