Friday, September 15, 2017

Now accepting project applications from non-profits located in Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton. 

APPLICATION (due July 3rd)



Click above

Available March 22nd due May 1st. 

Budget Hearings are scheduled for

May 18th and 19th

If you required an editable version of application,

please contact the United Way office directly

at 508-765-5491 or email:



Friday, April 28, 2017

10th Anniversary Edition of the Pub Quiz Click here for registration form


Purchase tickets online to attend

2016 Campaign Awards Breakfast


A Night of Laughter!

The Baby Boomer Comedy Show was a great night of laughter and a successful first time fundraiser for UWSSC. Comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader had the audience laughing through 90 minutes of non-stop comedy.

Thank you to Old Sturbridge Village for their support, as the Stephen M. Brewer Theater in the Visitors Center was a perfect venue.  Also, UWSSC thanks the Comfort Inn & Suites of Sturbridge for providing accommodations and to Universal Tag for providing printing services.



to benefit the United Way SSC

Saturday, January 28, 2017

call (508) 765-5491

text COMEDY to 40403 to order tickets

or click here to purchase tickets online.



United Way of SSC

Provides Gifts for Children

and Announces 2016 Goal Update


December 1, 2016 an Update luncheon was held in Sturbridge at the Publick House and Inn.  Attendees from local businesses and United Way member agencies were in attendance to receive information as to where the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton is with the 2016 Campaign.  It was announced that $115,000 was pledged to date and was 42% toward the local goal of $275,000.  This was made possible by the generosity of this year’s Pacesetter Company, KARL STORZ – Endovision and Endoscopy-America, whose employees located in Southbridge and Charlton, along with the company match, have pledged over $63,000. This amount is an increase from last year’s record breaking donation.

Guest speakers for the event were Robb Zarges, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and CASA volunteer Sue Maly.  CASA of Worcester County is a not-for-profit organization committed to speaking for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Worcester County Courts.  Donations of unwrapped toys were made by attendees for the children who are represented by the CASA Project. 


Keep the Magic alive with a letter from SANTA!

The United Way Elves are ready to make your child's Christmas special with a personalized letter from Santa. 

Just click on the link below to print the order form.  

Cost is $5 per letter and all requests must be postmarked by December 5th.





2016 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cohasse Country Club, Southbridge, MA

Congratulations to the first Pacesetter Company for UWSSC

KARL STORZ Endovision and KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America

UWSSC Board Member and YMCA Executive Director, Glenn Juchno

gives the invocation which included a tribute to UWSSC board member and

former executive director of YMCA, Ed Keefe, who had recently passed away. 

Guest Speakers:from Family Health Center of Worcester - Southbridge

Dr. Martha Sullivan, DDS and Noreen Johnson-Smith, VP Development


10th Annual Day of Caring Success!

Thank you to the 130 volunteers who came out on September 21st and performed various projects throughout the Tri-Community.

Brush it Off Paint Night was great fun

and raised $450 for UWSCC!

Thank  you to all our member agencies, board members

and guests that attended.



Brush it Off Paint Night

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Savers Bank and Incom, Inc are hosting a fun night of painting to benefit the United Way of SSC.   Registration information

Click on 9/15/16 - Lovely Lilacs



Wednesday, September 21, 2016.


Now accepting project applications from non-profits located in Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton. 

APPLICATION (due June 15th)


9th Annual Pub Quiz has a

"Sharpest Tool in the Shed" Winner! 

Congratulations Team:  The Flamingo Fiasco!


Help support the United Way by eating at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Sturbridge!  Dough-Raiser for United Way runs April 1st - June 26th.





9TH Annual Pub Quiz



Click HERE for Registration Form

Print and mail registration form with payment to:

United Way SSC

155 Main St., 2nd floor

Southbridge, MA 01550





Available February 9th due April 13th.  Budget Hearings are scheduled for

May 19th & 20th



We are truly grateful for the spirit of giving in our community! Thanks to your help we have reached our 2015 Campaign Goal! United Way SSC is thrilled to be part of supporting so many vital nonprofit programs that help those living and working in Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton. Thank you to those who continue to pledge to United Way SSC.




2015 Campaign Kick Off Luncheon - October 1st

Thank you to all our community partners for joining us for the 2015 Campaign Kick Off.  Your continual support helps to build a stronger community!








Thank you to our community volunteers that made our 9th Annual Day of Caring a success!

Future United Way SSC Volutneers!


Helping a hand in Sturbridge!


Saver's Bank "Brush it Off" Fundraiser to benefit UWSSC a success!   

Thank you to Savers Bank and Incom, Inc. for hosting a Brush It Off event to benefit United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton on Saturday, August 1st.  Together we raised $900!



On June 18th United Way SSC met with other Massachusetts United Ways to share ideas on how to continue making a positive difference in our communities!




Thank you Karl Storz & Employees, recipient of the United Way SSC DIAMOND AWARD raising $45,000 to help support local programs in Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton.



Non Profit Project Site Applications

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton will be holding our 9th Annual Day of Caring on Wednesday September 23, 2015.  Non-profits located in Southbridge, Sturbridge or Charlton are eligible to submit a request for projects to be completed by our energetic community volunteers. 


In order for us to do a site visit in June or July please be sure to return the application by June 15, 2015.  Our site visit gives us the opportunity to review your project request along with estimating the number of volunteers we will need to complete it.








National Volunteer Week

April 12-18, 2015

THANK YOU to all UWSSC volunteers that are

making a difference in our back yard!

Board of Directors


Day of Caring volunteers

Company campaign coordinators

Envelope stuffers & labelers

Community event volunteers

Pub Quiz volunteers

and many more…




Literacy Volunteers of the Tri-Community

Currently looking for volunteers.  Literacy Volunteers will be holding a new ESOL Tutor Training class beginning on early next month.  The dates are May 5, 7, 12, 13, 19 & 20 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  All the classes will be held at the Southbridge Credit Union Lending Center except for May 7th which will be held here at Jacob Edwards Library.  Anyone interested in joining us should contact Holly Christo at Some leeway is given if a volunteer cannot attend all sessions.




Tri Valley Inc - Nutrition Program


2014 United Way SSC Campaign Awards  

Thank you to all local companies & agencies that held a United Way 2014 Campaign, along with employees & volunteers who helped with their success!


UWSSC Business Size Classification  

Small Business (25 or less employees)  

Medium Business (26 – 399 Employees)  

Large Business (400 or more employees)  


                                                       Good Neighbor Award

(Continued support of more than $10,000 annually)

 Incom, Inc. – Medium Business  

Harrington Hospital – Large Business  


   Bronze Award

(70% - 84% Employee Participation)

 J. I. Morris Company – Small Business  

Hyde Tools, Inc. – Medium Business  


Silver Award

(85% - 99% Employee Participation)

Dexter Russell, Inc.– Medium Business 

Savers Bank – Medium Business

United Lens Co., Inc. – Medium Business 


   Gold Award 

(100% Employee Participation)

Hometown Bank – Small Business  

Southbridge Credit Union – Medium Business  


Diamond Award 

(Corporate & employee giving of more than $30,000)

Southbridge Savings Bank Medium Business  

Karl Storz, Endovision & Endoscopy – Large Business


Movin' on up Award

(Company with the largest percentage increase

over the previous year’s campaign)

  Savers Bank


Unsung Hero Award 

Jessica Brigham, Savers Bank

Scott Dungey, Southbridge Savings Bank



8th Annual Pub Quiz

Saturday, April 11th 7PM

Cohasse Country Club

Southbridge, MA

30 Teams of 4

$100 per Team

Registration Form



                                                  "Off to a Sweet Start"

Scott Dungey, Southbridge Savings Bank

Winner of 2013 Off to a Sweet Start door prize!


Thank Thank you Thank you to the 170 volunteers and companies that worked at the 12Than kThank you to the 170 volunteers and companies and organizations that came out and supported this community day of service event!

8th Annual Day of Caring!

Thank you to the 170 volunteers and the local businesses and organizations that provided these volunteers to help us work at 12 nonprofits in Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton.  The 8th Annual Day of Caring was held on September 24th and the outpouring of help and service was unmeasurable!


Thank you to our sponsors!

Incom, Inc. - Breakfast

Big Bunny - Lunch

The Rotary Club of Southbridge - Lunch

United Lens Company - Volunteer t-shirts

Shaws Supermarket, Stop & Shop and Big Y       - Water


7th Annual Pub Quiz

Thank you to all who came out to play, volunteer and support our Annual Pub Quiz fundraiser.  It was a huge success!

Congratulations to the champion team 2nd year in a row!


WINNING TEAM #kindofabigdeal with Karri Galonek, Executive Director and Michael Detarando, Board of Director








 2013 Campaign Awards

Thank you to all local companies & agencies that held a United Way 2013 Campaign, along with employees & volunteers who helped with their success.


The positive difference made by your support leaves a legacy of kindness that will be passed on to others.


Good Neighbor Award

Harrington Hospital

Incom, Inc.

Savers Bank


Bronze Award

70 - 84% Employee Participation

AO Eyewear, Inc.

Dexter-Russell, Inc.

Hyde Tools, Inc.

Southbridge Sheet Metal Works


 Silver Award

85 – 99% Employee Participation

Southbridge Credit Union


 Gold Award

100% Employee Participation

Hometown Bank

J. I. Morris Company

United Lens Co., Inc.


Diamond Award

Employee & Corporate Gift Totaling $30,000 or more

Karl Storz, Endovision & Endoscopy

Southbridge Savings Bank


Thank you to all who supported the United Way SSC by buying our 2013 Big Bunny Holiday Tags and congratulations to Cheryl Either for being the top seller.       




On September 11, 2013 we held our 7th Annual Day of Caring.   A record 170 volunteers come together, gave a hand and worked at various community locations in the tri-community.





Our 75th Anniversary Celebration was a a huge success with 180 guests on October 13th. Please feel free to download our 75th Anniversary Biography created by one of our Board of Directors and Sturbridge Division Chair, Pauline White.


5th Annual United Way Pub Quiz

We had a record 30 teams this year!  Thank you for all your support!


The 2012 Day of Caring was held on Wednesday, September 26th!

A Day of Caring Carries Year-Round Theme

Caring for one's community can be expressed in different ways.

Our annual Day of Caring on September 26th was our yearly opportunity to nurture nonprofits and help on a whole different level. As summer turns to fall, we help match volunteers with work sites each year to help improve and revitalize areas in need and make the Tri-community an even better place to live.



Volunteers + Local Businesses + Caring Community = Radiothon Success!

Dick Vaughan, Money Matters Radio WESO 970AM, warmed hearts throughout the Tri-Community as he hosted the 2011 Radiothon to benefit United Way of Southbridge,

Sturbridge & Charlton on Saturday, February 12. More than $1,100 was raised in a mere

four hours; the generosity of all who participated will warm hearts thru the coming year.

Agency representatives from Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy Scouts - Mohegan Council, The Bridge of Central MA, Catholic Charities, Family Promise, Girl Scouts of Central & Western MA, Legal Assistance Corporation of Central MA, Literacy Volunteers, Tri-Community YMCA and Y.O.U., Inc. relayed information about the vital services they provide to folks who live and work in the Tri-Community and impressed upon the listening audience the importance of United Way support.

The guest list also included local dignitaries Senator Stephen Brewer, Southbridge Town Manager Chris Clark, Southbridge Credit Union CEO/President Jeffrey Davenport, Senator Richard Moore and Representative Todd Smola and United Way board member and Sturbridge Division Chair Pauline White. Mr. Vaughan engaged the well-known guests in discussion that revolved around upcoming budget cuts at the state and local level and the dedication of the local business community to support United Way and educate their employees about services and volunteer opportunities available thru United Way agencies.

Dedicated volunteers from Dexter-Russell, Inc., Incom, Inc., Literacy Volunteers, RRI, Savers Bank, Southbridge Savings Bank and Southbridge Schools braved the elements to man donation drop-off stations at Big Bunny Market in Southbridge, Shaw’s and Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge and Ted’s Charlton City Package Store in Charlton while volunteers from the community and The Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center answered phones and greeted guests at WESO. Southbridge Credit Union and WESO also served as a donation drop-off site.

Sponsors of the event included Dexter-Russell, Inc., Incom, Inc., Savers Bank and Southbridge Credit Union.

WESO 970AM - Southbridge

Dick Vaughan, Money Matters Radio 970AM, spoke with conviction about the importance the services provided by United Way agencies at the 2011 Radiothon. An active member of the community, Vaughan serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton.
Ted's - Charlton City
Big Bunny Market - Southbridge
Lou-Ellen Corkum, Savers Bank
John Looney from Dexter-Russell, Inc.
Yankee Spirits - Sturbridge
Randy & Dot Cote, RRI
Jerry Gowing, Literacy Volunteers
Shaw's Supermarket - Sturbridge
Gerard 'Jigs' LaFleche, St. Anne's & St. Patrick Parish and Dennis Lataille, Southbridge Schools
Joe & Amanda Renaud, Incom, Inc.
Ted's - Charlton City
Sheri Bibinski & Alyssa Jacques, Southbridge Savings Bank


All-Stars at Karl Storz

Employees of Karl Storz in Charlton recently wrapped up their fundraising campaign for United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton, led by their United Way Ambassadors within the company. The Ambassadors, pictured with United Way Campaign Chair Kim Quinn, Charlton Division Chair Arthur Breault and Executive Director Bonnie Losavio, make a tremendous difference in the success of the campaign. Through payroll deductions and gifts of checks and cash, as well as a corporate donation, the company pledged more than $44,000 for United Way. Many employees contributed to this year's campaign, pitching in to help neighbors in need in Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton. Karl Storz gift to the community through United Way will bring about lasting change to countless children, families and seniors throughout the year.

Back row left to right: Arthur Breault, Carlos Rodriguez, Bruce Watkins (GM, KSE), Eva Duquette, Lorraine McPherson, Wendy Wetherell, Bonnie Laprise, Lisa Rousseau, Nelson Iturry, Cassandra Smeltzer, Kathy McDowell, Denise Byrne, Michele Morrill, Scott Sanderson,

Kim Quinn Front row left to right: Bonnie Losavio, Jenn Cote, Beth Ann Fox, Janet Burke, Dianne Clark-Cahill, Kathy Hoenig, Tina Seifert

2010 Small Business Initiative: Three towns, three days, three steps!

The United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton launches its 2010 Small Business Initiative on November 16, 17 and 18.

During these three days, we invite small business owners to partner with us in supporting service agencies that benefit the Tri-Community. Some of these agencies include Rape Crisis, Tri-Valley, Inc., Tri-Community YMCA, Boy Scouts, Legal Assistance, and The Bridge. Perhaps local employees, customers or clients have benefited from the crucial services these agencies provide. Overall, their work strengthens our community and meets documented local needs. We get more done when we work together.

Step One: Small businesses will receive a letter and pledge card from United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton. Please consider a contribution. Remember, what's raised, here, stays here!

Step Two: Mail your pledge card with your donation. Or, save a stamp! United Way volunteers will be visiting small businesses on the three days of the Small Business Initiative and would be happy to pick up pledges and thank you in person.

Step Three: Feel good knowing you gave back to the community where your employees and customers live, work, retire and raise children.

Together with the help of small businesses, we can all produce big results in our own backyard, as easy as 1-2-3!

2010 Report Luncheon: Rape Crisis is Making a Difference

Kim Dawkins, Executive Director of The Rape Crisis Center of Central MA served as the guest speaker at the United Way Report Luncheon held on November 4th at The Hilltop Restaurant at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton.

Cuts in state and federal funding have drastically reduced the staff available to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault. Even with these cuts, the center has expanded its services in Southbridge to include a weekly teen drop-in site at Jacob Edwards Library. Ms. Dawkins impressed upon the volunteers that the service is a true asset to local teens. “We are seeing changes in their attitude, changes in what they believe and changes in their behavior."

Rape Crisis relies on United Way for support each year and in these especially trying economic times the need has never been greater. Ms. Dawkins asked those present to continue to support United Way with their time and wished those engaged in work place campaigns great success.


United Way SSC



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