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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center is hosting a FREE Men's Health & Wellness Day April 23. Read More
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The Shoreline Basic Needs Task Force is hosting a Public Pot Luck Dinner & Conversation to Discuss Affordable Housing Needs in Chester May 5th. HOW DO WE KEEP ALICE IN OUR COMMUNITY?When: Thursday, May 5, 2016Time: 6PM—8 PMWhere: Chester Town Hall Community Room203 Middlesex Ave, 2nd Floor, Chester Please bring a dinner dish to share. Despite working hard, many households are struggling to make ends meet. Come learn what you can do to create... Read More
Thursday, February 4, 2016
By Kevin WilhelmExecutive Director We are so lucky to have the best volunteers.  Every year, when we elect and appoint new members to our Board of Directors, I am inspired by their excitement and willingness to serve. At our annual meeting January 28, we welcomed six new board members: Coleen Duffy, Cathy Lechowicz, Chu K. Ngo, Robert Rose, Jr, Rick Waterman, and Barry Abramowitz. Coleen Duffy, of Cromwell, is a CPA with Hintz & Company, LLC... Read More
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Free tax help is available for local families with low and moderate incomes. Households with income up to $55,000 are eligible for free tax preparation assistance from January 21 through April 12, 2017 at local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, and households with income of up to $62,000 can prepare their taxes free online at The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is an official IRS program, and all tax preparers are... Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016
The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $48,500 grant to Middlesex United Way to support the annual appeal. “Middlesex United Way continues to be a beacon of hope for the people in our community who are dealing with a difficult situation,” said Sue Murphy, Executive Director of the Liberty Bank Foundation. ”Knowing that they are here to help in any way possible gives the people who may be struggling, a helping hand, and hope for the future.”... Read More
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Housing is the single largest – and least flexible – expense in most family budgets. Analysts agree that housing should cost no more than 30 to 33 percent of your income. However, due to limited choice and the high cost of housing, many Connecticut families are forced spend as much as 50 percent of their income on housing, leaving too few dollars for other basic needs.  The result – bad options and lots of stress – hurts families and has a... Read More
Friday, December 4, 2015
Operation Fuel has begun to accept applications for home heating assistance through their 2015-2016 winter program. Through the program, eligible households can receive grants of up to $500 toward the cost of deliverable fuels such as oil, propane, kerosene, coal, pellets, and wood that are used as the primary heating source for their home. In order to receive assistance from the program, households must initiate an application through their... Read More
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Jennifer SpragueMiddlesex United Way One of the best parts of a nonprofit career is the opportunity to witness the generosity of others. This past weekend, the Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society hosted two Fill-a-Bus food drives at Price Chopper and Stop & Shop in Middletown to collect non-perishable food items for the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. The project feeds 1,000 Middletown families who could not... Read More
Monday, November 9, 2015
Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low- to moderate-income households prepare and file their taxes to ensure they get back the money they have earned. VITA is a national program of the IRS, and volunteers are trained and certified to ensure that working families and individuals are filing for all of the appropriate tax credits. The program also helps families who might be struggling financially... Read More
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
MIDDLETOWN – Registration is open for Middletown families in need to apply for a basket of Thanksgiving food from the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a holiday feast. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project will assemble baskets of food for 1,000 Middletown... Read More