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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
With help from local businesses, Middlesex United Way has been creating an impact in our neighborhoods for over 50 years. We are dedicated to bringing the community together by finding solutions that strengthen lives, by ensuring individuals and families have access to quality education, are economically stable, healthy and safe, and have safe and affordable housing. Through our work, we partner with a wide spread of businesses across Middlesex... Read More
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
I have been working with the United Way for almost three decades, and it has taken me nearly that long to understand all of the intricacies involved in the organization. I often answer a lot of questions about United Way when I am out in the community, and wanted to take the opportunity to share some of that information with those who are unsure of what Middlesex United Way is all about. Whether it’s questions about where the funds are spent or... Read More
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — During this year, the 50th anniversary of the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the local Middlesex County VITA program had its biggest numbers ever: 657 households received help in preparing their taxes, up from 542 returns in 2018. “We want to draw attention to the success of the VITA program nationally, and celebrate the great work of our dozens of volunteers here in Middlesex County,” said Nancy Meyers, chair of... Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will hold its fourth annual Putts for a Purpose Charity Miniature Golf Tournament at Torza’s Golf in Cromwell. The event will be held June 6 at 5:30 p.m., and will feature one round of miniature golf, dinner, drinks, and the opportunity to network — all for a worthy cause. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit Middlesex County schools to help them purchase much-needed school supplies. These... Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The occasion was not only coined to spread awareness about mental illnesses, but it is also meant to encourage people to learn more about the topic and to seek help, if necessary. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in U.S. citizens ranging in ages from 15 to 44. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health challenges affect one in five adults in America, but... Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Every year, Middlesex United Way invites locally based not-for-profit agencies that provide health and human services to apply for agency funding. These agencies must provide assistance to the people of Middlesex County to be eligible. This comprehensive review process begins in the beginning of each year at our funding partner breakfast Funding is provided to locally based nonprofits that meet identified community needs and priorities based on... Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
More than 40 companies and organizations will be honored May 9 at the Middlesex United Way Campaign Awards Breakfast for their incredible support during 2018-19. Our highest campaign honor, the Corporate Spirit Award, will be presented to Liberty Bank. This award recognizes a company that has established a strong culture of philanthropy and support of Middlesex United Way. Some of the other top awards will be given to Sandy Phillips, Barbara... Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Middlesex United Way has an exciting lineup of upcoming events. We’re working on not one, but three, fun events and we’d love to tell you about them. We will honor local companies and their employees for their support of Middlesex United Way at our annual campaign awards breakfast May 9 at the Middletown Elks Lodge at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20 and include a hot breakfast. Every year, this proves to be a fun morning, and we will be giving out a... Read More
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

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