Berkshire Bank to close early June 5, for Xtraordinary Day of employee community service

This is what it means to LIVE UNITED!


Berkshire Bank to close early June 5, for Xtraordinary Day of employee community service

On June 5, 2018, Berkshire Bank is participating in their Xtraordinary Day. All Berkshire Bank offices are closing at noon so their employees can spend the rest of the day volunteering in the communities Berkshire Bank Xtradinary Day Social Media Graphicthey serve.

Thank you to Berkshire Bank and to all of its employees for helping deliver positive impact to our communities. This is what it means to LIVE UNITED!

To learn more about Xtraordinary Day, visit, like Berkshire Bank on Facebook @Berkshire Bank, follow them on Twitter @BerkshireBank or like them on Instagram @berkshirebank .

Congratulations to our 2018 award winners

Congratulations to this year’s United Way award winners:

  • Tocquville Award – Sue Mailman
  • Aubrey Reid Award – Ida Rotman and Family
  • Ted Coghlin Award – POW!WOW! Worcester
  • Stoddard Award – Atlas Distributing
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Webster Five Seasons of Giving Committee
  • Labor Community Service Award – Brian Brousseau, Roofers & Waterproofers Union Local 33
Coghlin Companies

The Coghlin Companies and family members joined in honoring Sue Mailman, president of Coghlin Electrical (standing on right), who received the Tocqueville Award, the United Way’s highest individual honor.

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Barry Rotman (L) and Bernie Rotman (R) accept the the Aubrey Reid Award on behalf of their late mother, Ida, and the Rotman family and employees of Rotman’s Furniture.

Webster Five

The Webster Five Seasons of Giving Committee received the United Way’s Volunteer of the Year Award.

POW!WOW! Worcester

Tim Garvin presents the Ted Coghlin Award to artists from POW!WOW! Worcester.

Jack Roche

Jack Roche, president and chief executive officer of The Hanover Insurance Group, delivered the keynote address to attendees at the Annual Celebration.

Delivering Impact in the Heart of the Commonwealth

United Way 2018 Annual Celebration

Friends and guests who joined us for the United Way’s 2018 Annual Celebration at Mechanics Hall, were both informed and inspired by all the ways our community comes together through United Way, to touch lives and deliver positive impact where it matters most. Some of our results include

  • Preparing 2,168 tax returns, resulting in more than $3.6 million in refunds to low income working families in Worcester.
  • 24,734 calls to 2-1-1 – just between January and April 2018 – connecting people with the resources and information they need at a critical moment.
  • 23 new, safe play spaces created by 1,200 volunteers in the heart of our city’s neighborhoods.
  • 98 nights at Hotel Grace, providing 400 homeless neighbors with warmth, safety, and refuge on the coldest nights of this past winter.
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Attendees were entertained by the In Da Zone Dance Team, from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Worcester.

If United Way is going to continue delivering positive impact in our community, making a difference where it matters most, we need your help.

Now is an especially important time to give, when your donation will help us deliver summer programming for children and young teens, including Worcester YouthConnect, and our summer literacy initiative – programs that promote academic success, and offer a wide variety of healthy, fun, supervised activities.

In addition, this summer we will introduce a new program for the critically important age of 13 – 16: WooServes will engage younger teens in local volunteer projects.

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