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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — There are a lot of working families out there who don’t file their taxes because they don’t think they’ll get anything back. Don’t let yourself miss out. Depending on your income, you may qualify for tax credits that help working families, especially if you have children. And it’s worth a little bit of time to check. If your household income is under $55,000, you can get free tax help at a Middletown Volunteer Income Tax Assistance... Read More
Thursday, December 13, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — With almost 800 community people as United Way volunteers, it is clear we could accomplish our ambitious goals without them. As a Middlesex United Way volunteer, you have the opportunity to lead our community to a better tomorrow. Our volunteers hold many roles and titles, each with their own unique challenges and rewards. The most critical role at Middlesex United Way is that of the board chair. We are excited to announce Scott... Read More
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way is dedicated to working on the improvement of education, income, health, and housing in our community, and has been making progress in these areas since 1935. Of the 15 towns we serve in Middlesex County, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the work and resources we have in our shoreline communities of Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook. Middlesex United Way supports many programs... Read More
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — With holidays comes great food, but there is more than just the food to be thankful for. During this time of year, it is important to remember who and what are most important to us. I want to take this time to focus on some of the amazing, positive things, both personally and professionally, going on in our lives. I am thankful for kindness and grateful for the incredible passion of volunteers and staff who truly want to change... Read More
Monday, November 19, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — Did you know there was an entirely free way to give back to your community, support the local economy and help a family financially? Maybe you haven’t heard of it, but the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program can help you accomplish all three. VITA is a national program that helps bring millions of dollars back to working people in our state. Through this program, volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to offer free... Read More
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Gone are the days of 60-degree weather and sunlight after 5:30 p.m. The holiday season is right around the corner, and with the holidays often come excited families and gifts. It is heartbreaking to think about how many families will go without gifts this holiday season, but unfortunately, it is a sad reality in Middlesex County. The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will host its sixth annual Holiday Social & Stuff-a-Cruiser event... Read More
Monday, November 5, 2018
What do you get when you gather artists, workplace experts, advocates, employers, city officials, nonprofit staff, single parents, philanthropists and community residents in one place to help solve a persistent community problem? A sorely needed discussion and place for innovation to thrive and solutions to be born.   The issue is poverty. Middletown is home to 43 percent of single-parent families, which is higher than the state average of 34... Read More
Monday, November 5, 2018
Like many of you, I have felt the frustration of sitting in traffic on Route 9 and interstates 84 and 95. Transportation is a huge issue in our state, especially for our most vulnerable citizens who don’t 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, has been keeping track of all calls received and is paying specific attention to transportation-... Read More
Monday, November 5, 2018
Here at Middlesex United Way, we are part of the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, established to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a holiday feast, and we’re gearing up to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets for local families and individuals in need.   Registration begins Monday for Middletown families to apply for a basket of Thanksgiving food. Registration will... Read More
Monday, October 15, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — Harry Eben Burr is a man who has touched many lives in his 50 years of business and community service, and this year we are taking a morning to let him know how much that means to us. We will be hosting our annual Middlesex United Way Roast, and this year’s guest of honor is certainly deserving. We are so grateful to Harry Burr for being the honoree of our seventh annual Middlesex United Way Roast. Burr is a longtime supporter,... Read More