The United Way of North Central Massachusetts will hold its 30th Campaign Recognition and Thank-You Event Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the Four Points by Sheraton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA.
To help the victims of Haiti’s disastrous earthquake, over 300 Memorial Middle School students paid two dollars for the privilege of wearing their pajamas to school one day. “We are proud of the students’ initiative to want to help, and this was creative and different,” said sixth-grade teacher Sue DiGeronimo, who along with Dee Brideau worked with the Student Council in organizing the fundraiser. The $600 went to United Way of North Central Massachusetts, which is working through Operation Helping Hands, in providing emergency relief to the Haitian earthquake victims.
United Way's Community Builders is asking the public to vote on their favorite volunteer project as part of a National Volunteer Week promotion. "We have thirteen projects posted and the community can vote for their favorite volunteer project right online," commented Karin Oliveira, director of United Way's Community Builders, which promotes volunteerism.