UFCW Local 1459 Charities and Affiliations

The members and officers of UFCW Local 1459 are firmly committed to cooperating with charities, community organizations and other unions that work to help society grow and prosper. On this page, you’ll find a listing of the charities and organizations our union have given to or affiliated ourselves with.

This list, though not all-inclusive, represents over $15,000 donated to various charities:

Over the past several years, tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for the UFCW Local 1459 charitable fund from our Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Avon Cancer Walk
  • A Wish Come True Foundation
  • Chicopee Boys & Girls Club
  • Chicopee High School
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Chicopee Soup Kitchen
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Diabetes Association
  • Franklin County Meals Program
  • Friends of the Commonwealth Museum
  • Gray House
  • Greater New England National MS Society
  • Greenfield Family Inn
  • Hampden County 4-H Fair
  • Help for Haiti Quake Victims
  • Honor Court of Northampton
  • Hospice
  • Jessie’s House
  • John’s Hopkins Children’s Center – Sara’s Garden
  • Kate’s Kitchen
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Local 1459 Tornado Relief Fund
  • Ludlow Girls Basketball
  • March of Dimes
  • Massachusetts AFL-CIO Walk To Cure Cancer
  • Mass. Senior Action Council
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Massachusetts
  • Open Pantry – Springfield
  • Open Pantry – West Springfield
  • Orioles Charitable Foundation
  • Pan-Mass Challenge
  • Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
  • Rays of Hope
  • Salvation Army
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Springfield Rescue Mission
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Stop & Shop Helping Hands Foundation
  • Stuff the Stocking
  • Survival Center – Indian Orchard
  • Survival Center – Northampton
  • Toy for Joy
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Union Community Fund of the Pioneer Valley
  • UFCW Japanese Disaster Relief Fund
  • U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
  • VNA and Hospice of Cooley Dickinson
  • West Brookfield Fire and Rescue
  • Western Mass. Vietnam Veterans
  • Womanshelter/Companeras
  • Woodstock Public Schools

Labor Affiliations

  • Berkshire Central Labor Council
  • Greater Boston Central Labor Council
  • Massachusetts AFL-CIO
  • MassCOSH
  • New England Political Action Committee
  • Hampshire/Franklin Central Labor Council
  • Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • Pioneer Valley Project
  • UFCW New England Council
  • Western Mass Jobs with Justice
  • Vermont State AFL-CIO
  • Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO (CLC)