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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
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
You can help create a better Middlesex United Way for our community! Middlesex United Way has launched a strategic planning process and we need your input. The results will influence the work of Middlesex United Way going forward. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey. Your individual response will only be seen by our consultants, Fio Partners, LLC. Middlesex United Way leadership will see only the summarized results. Please... Read More
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Kevin WilhelmPresident & CEO June is shaping up to be a fun month. We’re working on not one—but three—fun events and we’d love to tell you about them. First, on June 9, the Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society is planning their first “Putts for a Purpose” miniature golf tournament fundraiser, to be held at Billy Tee’s at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include golf, dinner and a beer at the first hole. They’ll have music and prizes,... Read More
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Tax time can be stressful for all of us. And for families who need the money, it’s also an additional expense. That’s why we are proud to be a partner in the Middlesex VITA Coalition, which offers free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income families. Here in our office, from January through April, we host a VITA — or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance—site where families can make an appointment to have a certified volunteer help prepare their... Read More
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Middlesex United Way was proud to honor more than 60 companies and organizations for their incredible support of the 2015-16 Middlesex United Way Campaign! The following companies and organizations were honored at the Middlesex United Way "Morning Show" & Awards Breakfast on May 5. A & A Office Systems, Inc.Corporate Sponsor A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists    Special Achievement AwardCampaign Achievement AwardCorporate Sponsor ACT... Read More
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

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