Fresh Start for Kids Drive

Each year, United Way of Greater New Bedford hosts a Campaign Kickoff to launch the beginning of our annual fundraising campaign. Money raised during our campaign stays local and supports a wide variety of programs and services in Greater New Bedford in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs.
To kick off this year’s campaign in a big way, we are hosting a Fresh Start for Kids Drive now through October 1st. Many students in our local public schools have struggled throughout the pandemic with the most basic needs. By joining together, we can make sure these students have what they need to stay healthy and safe. We hope you’ll join us and make a difference in the lives of kids in our community!
You can be a part of the Campaign Kickoff in 3 ways:
  1. Purchase items off our Fresh Start for Kids Drive list at local store and drop off to us on October 1st from 3-6 pm at Big Value parking lot located at 718 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth.
  2. Purchase items on our Amazon Charity list and have them mailed directly to our office – We’ve already received a handful of packages at the office with items!
  3. Tune into our Facebook page on October 1st as we announce our 2020 Campaign Cabinet and premier our Campaign Video!
This year’s Kickoff is sponsored by BayCoast Bank & Coastal Financial.
Hope you will join us for this year’s Campaign Kickoff!