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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
After this whirlwind week, I feel the need to take a moment to simply express how proud we are of the work our community is doing, and what a bright future we have ahead of us. We have just kicked off this year’s campaign, and our four co-chairs are more than motivated to share the work we do every day with others. So, in the spirit of this campaign’s start, let me take a moment to share with you all what Middlesex United Way is all about. We... Read More
Monday, September 24, 2018
We hope you will join us on Tuesday at Wesleyan University to help us kick-off our 2019 annual campaign. More than 100 individuals, old friends and new, will join us at Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies, located at 301 Washington Terrace in Middletown, for an evening filled with inspiration and camaraderie. On top of being able to meet, or simply catch up, with fellow-like minded community members, attendees will be served libations... Read More
Monday, September 17, 2018
More families in Connecticut are facing financial hardship, according to the 2018 ALICE Report released this month by Connecticut United Ways. The update to the original ALICE Report, which released in 2014, and again in 2016, reveals that more than 1 in 3 Connecticut residents are struggling to afford their basic needs. ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, is defined as individuals or families who have earnings... Read More
Monday, September 17, 2018
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I would like to take a moment to address this tragic reality. In Connecticut alone, someone dies by suicide every 22 hours. Often people don’t get the mental health support that they need because they don’t know where to start. Mental health problems are common, but help is available. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. The American Foundation for... Read More
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Things are abuzz at Middlesex United Way, as this season’s campaign kick-off is right around the corner. Last week, I had the honor of announcing our four campaign co-chairs, so this week I would like to take the opportunity to tell you what they are working toward. Our goal is to engage as many new and current donors as possible, and this often starts with companies holding their own campaign. In case you don’t already what a workplace campaign... Read More
Friday, August 24, 2018
When we are planning our next year’s campaign, we focus on trying new ideas that will help reach the largest possible audience. This year, we went with the theory that the more the merrier, and I am pleased to announce for the first time ever, we have the pleasure of announcing four new campaign co-chairpeople: Justin Carbonella, Toral Maher, Joe Santaniello and Meg Slater. These co-chairs are excited to take on this shared responsibility, and... Read More
Friday, August 24, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — United Way Worldwide has made some great progress in the area of education, and last week announced its Global Results Snapshot highlighting how United Way programs support school readiness through a focus on early childhood education. United Ways throughout the nation have impacted nearly 400,000 children and achieved some incredible results. Over 77 percent of students achieve developmental milestones last year, and 68 percent of... Read More
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Middlesex United Way is pleased to announce the distribution of $641,830 to support programs and initiatives in Middlesex County. This funding includes support to 36 organizations and 44 programs. Funding will be distributed to programs in Middlesex County in the following amounts: $105,420 to improve student success; $43,635 to improve family financial stability; $169,739 to reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults; $217,033 to... Read More
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
This past month was one of the hottest in recent memory, and we are bound to have at least one more heat wave before the end of the season. Whether it was heading to the pool, a beach, or even a shopping mall, many of us sought out a way to cool down. The challenge, however, is when we have to return home — many of us may not be able to afford the increased energy usage required in cooling a home. Without access to air conditioning in these heat... Read More
Monday, July 30, 2018
Many of us are fortunate to have adequate medical insurance, but that is not the case for many local families. Prescription costs and co-pays can get so high that families may have to miss paying certain bills for the month, or even just chose to risk going without essential medication. Fortunately, FamilyWize was created to help people forced to make these tough decisions. FamilyWize is a free program and has saved participants an average of 45... Read More

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