May 21, 2018
United Way of Mass. Bay Grants $130K to Lowell Area Nonprofits

July 6, 2017 — United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley recently announced that it awarded $130,000 to 14 organizations to provide academic and cultural experiences for local young people during the summer months, as well as summer jobs for older youth.

Funds for Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell (SEGL) were raised at the 17th Annual Martini Spring Fling, held in May at the Vesper Country Club and via an annual golf tournament hosted last month by Lantheus Medical Imaging. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley said the amount raised was $15,000 more than last year.

Receiving the funds were the following:
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica, Billerica: $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $14,000
  • The Caleb Group, Lowell: $4,300
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $9,000
  • Community Teamwork/Spindle City, Lowell: $10,000
  • Girls Inc of Greater Lowell, Lowell: $13,250
  • Greater Lowell Family YMCA, Lowell: $9,000
  • Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell: $8,000
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell: $5,000
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank , Lowell: $4,700
  • The Paul Center, Chelmsford: $13,250
  • Project LEARN, Lowell: $7,500
  • United Teen Equality Center, Lowell: $12,000
  • YWCA of Lowell, Lowell: $10,000
Sponsors of the Martini Spring Fling included TD Charitable Foundation, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Nancy Donahue, Circle Health, Brooks Automation, Enterprise Bank, Kronos, Lowell Five, UPS, Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council, Eastern Bank, Lowell Summer Music Series, MEC Technologies, UMASS Lowell, and Winn Companies.

Last year, funds raised by SEGL and United Way served more than 2,800 youth, creating jobs, developing skills, closing the learning gap, and providing safe, summer adventures. Over the past 17 years, SEGL has raised more than $1 million, helping to reach more than 30,000 people.

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