Dear Friends and Neighbors:                                                     

Warmth. Safety. Health. Companionship.  Recovery. Opportunity. Hope.

Acton-Boxborough United Way invests locally so that these human needs are met.
 
Every hour, every day , our community is strengthened by the generosity of donors 
like you.

12:00 pm A four-year old from a struggling family receives a scholarship to attend pre-school and gains critical academic and social skills.

2:00 pm: Emergency funds for rent keep a working mom, her children and aging mother in their home.

3:00 pm Parents attend a free suicide prevention workshop, learning essentials skills.

5:00 pm: Caregivers for relatives with a chronic illness learn how to reduce stress, tackle tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
   
Your donation to Acton-Boxborough United Way is the single best way to help the most people in our community. 

 
With thanks,
              
Jeannie Meijer, AB United Way President
Rachel Sagan, Executive Director

Pastries for a Purpose
Raising Funds for Summer Camp
May 22, 2019
6:30 PM

Relax and roll with it! Guests will roll, fill, and bake rugelach pastries to take home and enjoy. Karen Collins, founder of Bisousweet Confections and AB United Way board member, will be our host and coach.  
Your donation will support summer camp scholarships for children in town who otherwise can not afford it.



"Coming Together: 
A Community Response to Suicide" 

Rachel Sagan, Executive Director, Acton-Boxborough United Way, and Larry Berkowitz, Director, Riverside Trauma Center

Published in The Beacon,  January 24, 2019

The Acton and Boxborough communities, like many around the Commonwealth and country, have had the hard task of responding to the loss of youth by suicide. The World Health Organization has identified a community response to suicide as one of the most important factors contributing to prevention. What does a community response to suicide look like? Efforts are actively taking place in Acton, Boxborough, and many other communities around the Commonwealth, that promote healthy grieving, counter the stigma related to mental health challenges, provide the message that emotional crises can be overcome, and reinforce the idea that no one should struggle alone." 

Community Impact Grants Program
With the arrival of spring comes the annual application process for the Community Impact Grants Program. The AB United Way Grants Committee, consisting of board members, staff, and community volunteers, is currently in the process of interviewing each of the 21 applicants.

Pictured L-to-R: Darcy Sidwell, Kristina Rychlik, Jeannie Meijer, Laura Kaye, Rachel Sagan, and Shelley Sherman.
Upcoming Community Events
 
Suicide Prevention Trainings: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Thursday, April 25
6:30-8:30 PM
Acton Human Services Facility and Senior Center

Thursday, May 30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Acton Memorial Library
                

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Series

Saturdays, Apr 27-June 1
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Sargent Memorial Library
427 Massachusetts Ave
Boxborough
RSVP to abuw@abuw.org or by calling 978-263-1777

Calendar of Events

Looking for information on other upcoming events? Please visit the Calendar of Events on our website!