Since 1999, NFL teams across the country have partnered with United Way to make a difference in local communities through Hometown Huddle. Through this program, NFL players, coaches and leadership gather on the same day each year in different cities to participate in a variety of youth fitness projects—building fitness zones, hosting youth football clinics, rebuilding neighborhood playgrounds, upgrading fitness facilities.
The United Way and NFL partnership connects NFL PLAY 60 with United Way’s goal of increasing healthy behaviors in 1.9 million young people by 2018. Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner organizations like United Way. PLAY 60 is also implemented locally, as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs.
The partnership between the NFL and United Way is the longest-running partnership in history between a major sports league and a nonprofit organization. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the partnership between the National Football League and United Way.
To take a look back at the partnership’s success, fans are encouraged to participate in a nationwide vote, powered by the USA TODAY Ad Meter to identify the public’s favorite NFL-United Way public service announcement from the last 40 years. Former NFL-United Way spokesman Troy Brown of the New England Patriots is featured in one of the top 40 ads of this vote. To cast your vote, visit www.nflunitedway40.usatodaysports.com and rate the ads. Voting begins with the annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle on October 22 and culminates on November 19. The winning ad will be announced during NFL Homecoming on December 15.
UWGAT Meets Worldwide Requirements
UWGAT has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements for 2013 satisfactorily and on time. The requirements include: Membership Requirements Certification, Membership Investment, and the a survey that captures the full extent of a community's resource development efforts during the year.
UWGAT Days of Caring
UWGAT’s Days of Caring is a way for local businesses and organizations to volunteer at a community agency for a specific community service project. UWGAT facilitates Days of Caring by collecting projects and pairing volunteers with agencies. Get Involved with
Days of Caring today!
UWGAT Community Grant Funding Meeting is December 5!
The Community Impact Committee of United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (UWGAT) is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9am at United Way’s office at 247 Maple Street in Attleboro, this meeting ismandatory for any eligible 501 (c) 3 agency interested in applying for FY ’15 community impact funding.
According to UWGAT President & C.P.O., Dianne L. Richardson, LICSW, “the purpose of this meeting is to review the FY ’15 community impact funding process, timeline, and priority areas of interest.” UWGAT will speak to their intent of “awarding grants to programs and initiatives that will Advance the Common Good by meeting current local needs and also addressing United Way Worldwide’s goals within three identified priority areas of: Education, Income, & Health.” The funding procurement process includes submitting a brief written Letter of Intent, in which, programs may be invited to submit a full proposal for funding consideration.
Any non-profit, human service organization serving UWGAT’s eleven community areas including: Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Taunton are eligible to submit a letter of intent to apply for FY ’15 funding. This meeting is mandatory for any eligible 501(c)3 interested in submitting a Letter of Intent. This will be the only public forum to ask questions and receive detailed information regarding UWGAT’s funding grant process.
For any questions, or information on this, please contact Melissa Vanhorn at 508-222-2337, ext. 106 or Melissa@uwgat.org.