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Friday, September 11, 2015
Middlesex United Way will hold a training for new and returning workplace campaign coordinators! Friday, September 18, 2015 • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Lunch will be provided.Chapman Hall, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown Preview the 2015-16 campaign materials and learn about resources to help you run the campaign Learn and share successful practices for every campaign, no matter the size of your company Get a sneak... Read More
Friday, July 17, 2015
By Kevin WilhelmExecutive Director It’s the time of year I get to announce that Middlesex United Way’s Board of Directors has approved the distribution of $775,000 to support programs and initiatives in Middlesex County. This funding includes support to 45 programs, plus $13,950 for United Way 2-1-1. Funding will be distributed to programs in Middlesex County in the following amounts: $127,600 in the area of education, to increase children’s... Read More
Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Kevin WilhelmHere at Middlesex United Way, we are working to create a stronger community for ALICE – and you can help. From now until the end of June, Middlesex United Way is raising funds to create stronger communities for families at or below the ALICE threshold. You can help by texting DOUBLEMYGIFT to 71777 or visiting Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the following sponsors: Peter and... Read More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Rivers Council invites you to step into the shoes of a Scout for a day.  Eat in the dining hall, visit the archery range, enjoy nature as loons call across the lake and memories are made.  See what Scouting is all about right alongside Scouts during the quintessential Scouting experience. Please choose of one of the 3 event dates and locations and then sign up to enjoy either a lunch or evening visit. *There... Read More
Monday, May 18, 2015
More than 70 companies, organizations, and individuals were honored May 12 for their contributions to raising $1.71 million for the 2014-15 Middlesex United Way Campaign. The top honor, the Corporate Spirit Award, was presented to Pratt & Whitney-Middletown. The Corporate Spirit Award is the highest honor a company can receive in recognition of their support of Middlesex United Way. Other distinguished honors were awarded to: Liberty Bank... Read More
Friday, March 13, 2015
By Kevin Wilhelm One of the reasons we embarked on the ALICE study is to influence policy as we educate our lawmakers about the financial realities facing families in Connecticut. If you haven’t yet heard about the ALICE Report, it’s a look at financial hardship in Connecticut, particularly those who are above the federal poverty line but below a basic cost of living threshold. This represents one in four Connecticut families. Fixing conditions... Read More
Monday, March 9, 2015
By Kevin Wilhelm Housing is the single largest – and least flexible – expense in most family budgets. Analysts agree that housing should cost no more than 30 to 33 percent of your income. However, many Connecticut families spend as much as 50 percent of their income on housing, leaving too few dollars for other basic needs.  The result – bad options and lots of stress – hurts families and has a ripple effect throughout the community. In... Read More
Monday, February 9, 2015
MIDDLETOWN -- Gary Simonsen, retired co-founder and president of PrimePay, was honored with Middlesex United Way’s highest and most prestigious volunteer honor Jan. 29 at the at the organization’s annual meeting. The Community Service Award recognizes an individual for his or her length and continuity of volunteer service to Middlesex United Way. Simonsen’s involvement with Middlesex United Way is extensive. He has served on the Board of... Read More
Monday, February 9, 2015
Clockwise from top left: Meghan Slater, Kimberly Hogan, Janet Porriello, Kevin Reich, and Maribeth Breen. By Kevin Wilhelm We are so lucky to have the best volunteers.  Every year, when we elect and appoint new members to our Board of Directors, I am inspired by their excitement and willingness to serve. At our annual meeting on January 29, we welcomed five new board members: Maribeth Breen, Kimberly Hogan, Janet Porriello, Kevin Reich... Read More
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
MIDDLETOWN—Families with a household income of $53,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation assistance now through April 11, 2015 at two sites in Middletown. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is an official IRS program, and all tax preparers are trained and certified to ensure that low- to moderate-income families receive the refunds and credits that they have earned, including the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits... Read More