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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Middlesex United Way is a very small organization in a very large county, so we take a lot of pride in our partnerships with local businesses and organizations. Fortunately for us, we also happen to be located in the same town as Wesleyan University, which is one of our top supporters each year. They run a fantastic workplace campaign and have some of the most generous employees. We have multiple Wesleyan employees who serve on our board of... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
September is Attendance Awareness Month, and United Ways across the United States are working with communities to raise awareness of the effects of chronic absence on a child’s ability to succeed in school. Chronic absence — defined as missing 10 percent or more of school due to excused or unexcused absences — causes children to miss a critical amount of instructional time, putting them at risk for failing to meet academic standards or graduate... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Simply put, United Way 2-1-1 services are one of the best and most used resources in Connecticut. It serves as your one-stop connection to local resources, including utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after-school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. By just dialing 2-1-1, you will reach a highly trained contact specialist who will address your needs and provide referrals to appropriate resources in your community... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Joe Santaniello is the type of person that after you meet him, you wonder how you had gone so long without knowing him. We at Middlesex United Way are so fortunate to be able to work with him day in and day out, and this year we are taking the opportunity to let him know how much he means to us. We will be hosting our annual Middlesex United Way Roast, and this year’s guest of honor is certainly deserving. The roast, which honors a different... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Middlesex United Way works in the areas of education, income, health and housing because we all need a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, good health, and a safe, decent and affordable place to live. To improve community conditions, we must address the root causes of community problems and invest in long-term solutions that can prevent problems from happening in the first place. That means investing... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
At Middlesex United Way, our top priority is working toward creating a better Middlesex County. Every day, we try to find new opportunities to bring good to our community. We have found that the best way to stay on course with this critical work is to ensure we are transparent, held accountable, and hold ourselves to the highest standard. Transparency is not just important for our actions, but just as important for the contributions we are... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Children are such a unique population, with ever-changing trends, patterns and behaviors. As a parent myself, I can attest that some of my best memories are watching my children advance, learn and play. The Middlesex United Way often works with partners who serve adults, but our mission also includes working to help reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults, as well as helping students to succeed academically. In order to reduce... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex United Way is a local organization that serves our community in many critical ways. We have two affinity groups that help us attract volunteer and financial resources needed to change lives. Both of our groups are actively seeking new members, so I want to take this opportunity to share a little information about them. If you’re interested in networking with the next generation in Middlesex County, I encourage you to check... Read More
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Over the past decade, 8,160 local individuals have saved over $1 million prescription medications through Middlesex United Way’s partnership with FamilyWize. The program is free and has saved participants an average of 45 percent off their prescription medications. FamilyWize essentially acts like a huge consumer group buying service for the uninsured and underinsured. The discounts and savings on medications are provided voluntarily by more... Read More
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
United Way 2-1-1 is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week health and human services hotline accessible by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone or by visiting 211ct.org. It connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community. By just dialing 2-1-1, you will reach a highly trained contact specialist who will address your needs and provide referrals to appropriate resources in your community. Everyday contact specialists help... Read More

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