Hear the Change, Be the Change: Margie’s Story

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay unites people to create positive, lasting change in the lives of people in need. This mission is brought to life by focusing on what United Way has deemed the three core building blocks of a strong, vibrant community:

  • Ensuring that all families have the resources and opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty
  • Preparing children to enter school ready to learn and succeed
  • Inspiring and supporting youth to stay in school and realize positive options for the future

Each year John Hancock employees raise valuable funds for United Way programming during a three-week campaign. This year’s campaign, Hear the Change, Be the Change, highlights the personal stories of three people whose lives have been positively impacted by the United Way mission.

Margie Serrano is associated with United Way through Chelsea Connect, a Financial Stability Center in the city of Chelsea. Margie is a single mother whose goal was to find a stable job, keep housing, and raise her family safely. She was able to do those things with the help of Chelsea Connect, a one-stop-shop for those who are looking to learn the skills necessary to create financial stability for themselves and their families.

For more information on the programs and services provided by United Way of Massachusetts Bay, visit: http://unitedwaymassbay.org/

Margie's story part 1
Margie's story part 2
Margie's story part 3