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United Way Of Greater Nashua Wins Pair Of Local Awards

United Way of Greater Nashua wins pair of local awards

The United Way of Greater Nashua was recently recognized with two prestigious regional awards.

On Tuesday, May 25th, United Way received the “Gate City Light” Award from Mayor Donchess and the City of Nashua. This award recognizes an organization and its volunteers for “giving their time in the spirit of community, caring, and making significant contributions to the people of Nashua.” In 2021, this award went to United Way, according to the City of Nashua, for stepping up during the pandemic with numerous volunteer-driven activities which supported the community, it’s local nonprofits, and families and children.

Then, on Thursday, June 3rd, United Way was recognized by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce with it’s first-time-ever “Community Hero of the Year” Award. This award was presented at the chamber’s 18th Annual Eminence Award which recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations for exemplary service in the community. In 2021, this award went to United Way for its pandemic response, including engaging over 800 volunteers doing everything from distributing over 90,000 school lunches, to refurbishing 800 laptops for local learners, connecting 900 students to the internet through its hotspot program, and distributing critical PPE, including almost 300,000 facemasks. More information about the award, including other winners and finalists, can be found on the Nashua Chamber’s Website.

United Way of Greater Nashua was founded in 1930 as the Community Chest of Greater Nashua. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We have top ratings with Charity Navigator and GuideStar for accountability and transparency. For more information about United Way of Greater Nashua, including how to get involved as a supporter, please go to or email

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