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Monday, May 8, 2017
In just a few short weeks, summer will officially be here. I know for me that means spending more quality time with my family, enjoying the outdoors, and gearing up for another successful United Way campaign to begin. With the new campaign starting, it is then I especially like to focus on continuing to think of others and "pay it forward".    On Saturday, June 21st Middlesex United Way is joining with United Ways across the state and country... Read More
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Middlesex United Way is proud to honor more than 50 companies and organizations for their incredible support of the 2016-17 Middlesex United Way Campaign! A & A Office Systems, Inc.                 Corporate Sponsor   A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists     Campaign Achievement Award           Corporate Sponsor   ACT Group Shout Out Award     Corporate Sponsor   Aetna   Campaign Achievement Award                   Corporate Sponsor   Allen’... Read More
Friday, March 31, 2017
We are excited to announce Middletown has been selected as one of the ten winning cities in Connecticut for the Working Cities Challenge, an initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, which promotes economic growth throughout cities in Connecticut, as well as other parts of New England. The purpose of this initiative is to award funding to help develop a plan to improve the lives of low-income Middletown residents by decreasing poverty... Read More
Friday, March 31, 2017
They say habits, either good or bad, can be formed in as little time as 30 days. At Middlesex United Way, we are excited to unveil our new partnership that helps lower-income families develop new savings habits that can last a lifetime. Middlesex United Way, along with other Connecticut United Ways across the state, are partnering with EARN, a San Francisco- based nonprofit organization. The purpose of the new partnership is to continue in our... Read More
Friday, October 28, 2016
The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society is hosting two Thanksgiving Fill-a-Bus Food Drives Nov. 5 and 6 to benefit the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. You can find this energetic group of young volunteers Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Price Chopper in Middletown and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stop & Shop in Middletown.   The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established to ensure that all Middletown... Read More
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Middlesex Community College cut the ribbon Sept. 21 to its Magic Food Bus, an initiative to help students and staff facing food insecurity. The MxCC Magic Food Bus seeks to alleviate the challenges of food insecurity, defined as the lack of nutritious food, faced by college students and their families. The food pantry will provide nonperishable food items, toiletries and other items. There are no eligibility requirements, so anybody with an MxCC... Read More
Monday, August 15, 2016
"Why are you collecting school supplies, they aren't very expensive you know"… Hi everyone – my name is Eric Kane, and I am the Vice Chair of the Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society steering committee. I was asked this question last year as the team was promoting our annual Stuff-a-Backpack fund raiser and school supply drive. On the surface, sure, there is some truth to the cost of school supplies, compared to many other items our... Read More
Monday, July 25, 2016
It’s the time of year I get to announce that Middlesex United Way’s Board of Directors has approved the distribution of $740,078 to support programs and initiatives in Middlesex County. This funding includes support to 36 organizations and 45 programs supporting local residents. Funding will be distributed to programs in Middlesex County in the following amounts: $121,820 to improve student success; $50,435 to improve family financial stability... Read More
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
When you think about kids and summer, the images that come to mind are those of riding bikes and melting popsicles and running through the sprinklers—but there is another side to summer, especially for low-income kids. Over summer break, children lose critical academic skills, especially in reading. This disproportionately affects low-income students, who tend to lose up to two months of grade level equivalency in reading during the summer,... Read More
Monday, June 27, 2016
Many Connecticut families struggle to access good jobs and save for the future, according to an ALICE Update recently released by Connecticut United Ways. The update highlights several key points of the ALICE Report, which takes a close look at households that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed—in other words, earning above  the Federal Poverty Level but below of a basic cost of living threshold. First, many ALICE families... Read More