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Thursday, April 11, 2019
What do flower pots and foster parents have to do with each other? Well apparently, when you bring together people from various backgrounds and diverse perspectives, unlikely things happen. This unlikely combination emerged after our first Community Café in January. During the Community Café events, community residents, non-profit staff, business owners and parents gather together to talk, share food and participate in unique activities, one... Read More
Monday, March 25, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — They say habits, either good or bad, can be formed in as little time as 30 days. At Middlesex United Way, we are excited for a new partnership that helps lower-income families develop savings habits that can last a lifetime. Connecticut United Ways have joined together to promote financial stability for working families statewide, and, today, we are excited to help share this new program being held for the first time anywhere. ALICE... Read More
Monday, March 25, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — As we all start to defrost from this chilly winter, we start to look forward to some upcoming events and announcements for our future. In this week’s column, I want to take a moment to share a bit about what we are looking forward to and what is making us excited. A new state-of-the-art community playground is going to be built at Seamster Park in East Hampton, and Middlesex United Way is looking for volunteers to help turn this... Read More
Monday, March 25, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — Transportation is a notoriously big issue in our state, and can be especially troublesome for our most vulnerable citizens who often do not own a vehicle or are unable to drive. The 2-1-1 hotline, a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week health and human services number funded by United Way, hosts a comprehensive database of health and human services, and also includes information on bus, rail and ride opportunities, as well as financial... Read More
Monday, March 25, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — It is a Middlesex United Way tradition to embrace new staff with a warm welcome, and this time is no different. It is with great pleasure that we announce the start of the newest member of our team, Manny Martinez, who began his work as development director Monday. Manny comes to us from the Connecticut Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America. Manny first joined the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 as a district executive, and through a... Read More
Monday, March 25, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — I invite you to join us at the Legislative Office Building Feb. 25 for a legislative forum on the true scope of financial hardship in Connecticut. This year, I am fortunate enough to be able to serve on the panel at the 2019 We Stand With ALICE forum as we have an in-depth discussion on strategies to help ALICE households achieve financial security. ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, is defined as... Read More
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
To continue to improve the lives of people in our community, Middlesex United Way invests donors’ gifts in high-quality programs throughout Middlesex County. The programs we invest in are ones that make measurable progress toward education, financial stability, health and youth development. We aim to have the greatest positive impact in our endeavors, and that takes quite a bit of strategizing. As part of our strategic plan, a committee was... Read More
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
I invite you to join us at the Legislative Office Building Feb. 25 for a legislative forum on the true scope of financial hardship in Connecticut. This year, I am fortunate enough to be able to serve on the panel at the 2019 We Stand With ALICE forum as we have an in-depth discussion on strategies to help ALICE households achieve financial security. ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, is defined as individuals or... Read More
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service, and I am so proud of all of their accomplishments this past year. The vision of the Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative is to provide opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds to invest their time, talents, and treasures to increase women’s awareness of Middlesex United Way,... Read More
Thursday, February 7, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — To continue to improve the lives of people in our community, Middlesex United Way invests donors’ gifts in the highest quality programs throughout Middlesex County. The programs we invest in are ones that make measurable progress toward our goals in our four focus areas of education, income, health and housing. All United Way funding decisions are made by volunteers who serve on our Community Impact Teams. These volunteers analyze... Read More

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