Marlborough – Throughout the years, the United Way of Tri-County, with the help of local supporters, has been able to supply gifts, clothing, food and a bit of hope to thousands of children and families in the MetroWest/495 area. Last year the organization was able to create magical moments for over 1,700 people.
This year's Hope for the Holidays Program will also support the city of Marlborough's Holiday Helper Program, previously coordinated through the Health & Human Services Department.
“We will do our best to support those that received gifts from the previous city program,” President of United Way Paul Mina explained. “The Marlborough program has been a wonderful resource for families and so many people have pitched in over the years to make sure Marlborough youth have something to open during the holidays.”
The United Way Hope For the Holidays program will sponsor children, under the age of 18, who have an existing relationship with the social service providers in Marlborough including SMOC, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (Marlborough Clubhouse), and Marlborough Community Cupboard.
The extended deadline for parents to register for gifts is Friday, Nov. 18.
Mayor Nancy Stevens is another program supporter.
“The city of Marlborough has put so much love and care into the program in years past, but we had to be mindful of the added strain to city resources and staff time,” Stevens said. “We are so happy that the program will continue in a new way through the United Way.”
To support a child this year, contact Barbara LaGrenade. All donations will be used to aid Marlborough children. The United Way of Tri-County, with the help of Marlborough companies, organizations and neighbors will provide hope for children and families who are struggling to find magical moments this holiday season.
For more information and/or questions, contact Barbara LaGrenade at 1-508-370-4873 or [email protected].