Latest News

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service, and I am so proud of all of their accomplishments this past year. The vision of the Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative is to provide opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds to invest their time, talents, and treasures to increase women’s awareness of Middlesex United Way,... Read More
Thursday, February 7, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — To continue to improve the lives of people in our community, Middlesex United Way invests donors’ gifts in the highest quality programs throughout Middlesex County. The programs we invest in are ones that make measurable progress toward our goals in our four focus areas of education, income, health and housing. All United Way funding decisions are made by volunteers who serve on our Community Impact Teams. These volunteers analyze... Read More
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — As I begin to think about where 2019 will take our community, our families and the Middlesex United Way, I can’t help but feel an enormous amount of gratitude and accomplishment for this past year. Over 6,00 donors, more than 700 volunteers, 38 partners and hundreds of advocates have helped us achieve the successes highlighted in this column. One major step Middlesex United Way had this year was making last connections and... Read More
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — Each year, Middlesex United Way has the honor to celebrate outgoing members, as well as elect new members to our board of directors. We are fortunate to have such passionate leaders who step up to the plate and dedicate their time and service to our mission. I am excited to announce our newest selection of community driven difference makers. At our annual meeting on Thursday morning, we welcomed Denise Brewer, Patricia Ciccione,... Read More
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — There are a lot of working families out there who don’t file their taxes because they don’t think they’ll get anything back. Don’t let yourself miss out. Depending on your income, you may qualify for tax credits that help working families, especially if you have children. And it’s worth a little bit of time to check. If your household income is under $55,000, you can get free tax help at a Middletown Volunteer Income Tax Assistance... Read More
Thursday, December 13, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — With almost 800 community people as United Way volunteers, it is clear we could accomplish our ambitious goals without them. As a Middlesex United Way volunteer, you have the opportunity to lead our community to a better tomorrow. Our volunteers hold many roles and titles, each with their own unique challenges and rewards. The most critical role at Middlesex United Way is that of the board chair. We are excited to announce Scott... Read More
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way is dedicated to working on the improvement of education, income, health, and housing in our community, and has been making progress in these areas since 1935. Of the 15 towns we serve in Middlesex County, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the work and resources we have in our shoreline communities of Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook. Middlesex United Way supports many programs... Read More
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — With holidays comes great food, but there is more than just the food to be thankful for. During this time of year, it is important to remember who and what are most important to us. I want to take this time to focus on some of the amazing, positive things, both personally and professionally, going on in our lives. I am thankful for kindness and grateful for the incredible passion of volunteers and staff who truly want to change... Read More
Monday, November 19, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — Did you know there was an entirely free way to give back to your community, support the local economy and help a family financially? Maybe you haven’t heard of it, but the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program can help you accomplish all three. VITA is a national program that helps bring millions of dollars back to working people in our state. Through this program, volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to offer free... Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Gone are the days of 60-degree weather and sunlight after 5:30 p.m. The holiday season is right around the corner, and with the holidays often come excited families and gifts. It is heartbreaking to think about how many families will go without gifts this holiday season, but unfortunately, it is a sad reality in Middlesex County. The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will host its sixth annual Holiday Social & Stuff-a-Cruiser event... Read More