About United Way of Greater New Bedford
United Way of Greater New Bedford is a non-profit organization that was established in 1953. The United Way brings together volunteers, community leaders, and corporate partners to provide quality programs and initiatives that achieve positive results. Its service area, which has a population in excess of 200,000, includes the City of New Bedford and surrounding towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham.
United Way of Greater New Bedford's priority areas are:
- Hungry and Homeless
- Families and Youth
- Health Care
- People with Disabilities
- The Elderly
- Abuse, Neglect, and Violence
- Substance Abuse
United Way of Greater New Bedford runs an Annual Campaign that raises nearly $2,000,000 to support necessary local programs and services. Last year, one in four area residents benefited from United Way funded programs. The cost of administration for the United Way of Greater New Bedford is 12 cents per dollar, well below the Better Business Bureau recommendation of up to 35 cents per dollar for charities.
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