Inbox [Aug. 7]: WCHR announces employee wellness initiative, United Way seeks fundraisers, GWCF accepting grant requests, People’s United foundation supports 3 nonprofits

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Worcester Community Housing Resources to participate in statewide worksite wellness initiative

Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc. (WCHR) has joined Massachusetts’ new worksite wellness initiative. The Working on Wellness program provides up to $10,000 in funding and hands-on support to employers as they develop and implement policies and programs that enable healthy employee behaviors.

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“The Working on Wellness program is another way in which WCHR can recognize the importance of the well-being of its staff,” WCHR Executive Director Dominick Marcigliano said. “The program will offer employees a variety of opportunities that can help to promote fitness and reduce daily stress. I hope that it can bring some benefit to our staff by fostering a healthier, more relaxed work environment.”

Read the entire story on the WCHR Facebook page


United Way of Central Mass. seeks community relationship managers

The United Way of Central Mass. has openings for community relationship managers.

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The community relationship manager works in both the Campaign and the Community Impact areas. Focus will be on increasing revenue through campaign/fundraising activities and efforts and increasing impact in the community through collaborations, partnerships and community investments.

For more information, including complete job description, visit the United Way of Central Mass. website


Greater Worcester Community Foundation accepting applications for community grants

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its Community Grant program. Community Grants support nonprofit organizations that build healthy and vibrant communities in Central Massachusetts. The foundation focuses on several areas of interest for community grants, which include arts and culture; civic engagement and environment; early childhood development; youth development and education; economic security; and healthy communities.

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“After a year-long ‘learning tour’ spent exploring issues and speaking with nonprofit leaders we revised our community grant guidelines in early 2016. The changes were made with both continuity and increased effectiveness in mind,” said Ann Lisi, president and CEO at GWCF. “One of the changes was to shift our community grants program from a semiannual to an annual schedule to make more efficient use of staff and volunteer time, and to increase the rigor of our grant making by facilitating comparison of proposals.”

Read the entire story on the Greater Worcester Community Foundation website


People’s United Bank Community Foundation donates $16,500 to three Worcester nonprofits

The People’s United Bank Community Foundation recently donated a total of $16,500 to three Worcester nonprofits. In all, the foundation awarded $150,000 to 29 organizations throughout Massachusetts during its second grant cycle of the year.

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The American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts was awarded $9,000, the YMCA of Worcester $5,000, and African Community Education $2,500.

Read the entire story on the People’s United Bank Community Foundation website

— Cindy Henderson

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