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Monday, December 1, 2014
By Kevin WilhelmMiddlesex United Way What are you thankful for this year? Once again this year, I am thankful to be surrounded by a generous community of people who open their hearts. I had the honor of participating this year in the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, a partnership of businesses, nonprofits, civic groups, faith-based groups, schools, municipalities and individuals that come together to assemble and distribute more than... Read More
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Has there been a time in your life when you struggled to make ends meet? When you avoided your landlord or carefully planned when to pay a credit card bill and when to pay your electric bill?  For some of us, this may have been our life after we got our first job or had our first child.  But for many Connecticut families, the stress of living paycheck to paycheck is their life day after day, month after month and year after year. In a report... Read More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Volunteers are needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help low- to moderate-income households prepare and file their taxes to ensure they get back the money they have earned. VITA is a national program of the IRS, and volunteers are trained and certified to ensure that working families and individuals are filing for all of the appropriate tax credits. The program also helps people avoid costly fees associated with tax... Read More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Nonperishable food donations for the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project will be collected at two simultaneous Fill-A-Bus events Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stop & Shop and Price Chopper in Middletown. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established four years ago to ensure that all Middletown families who are struggling can still enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project... Read More
Friday, October 17, 2014
MIDDLETOWN – Registration begins Oct. 27 for Middletown families to apply for a basket of Thanksgiving food from the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established four years ago to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a feast on Thanksgiving. The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project will assemble baskets of food... Read More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Meghan Slater Hi! For those who don’t know me, my name is Meghan Slater. I’ve lived and worked in the area for about 12 years now. I am the co-chair of Middlesex United Way’s Young Leader Society, and couldn’t be more proud of the work United Way does in our community. Several of the years I’ve spent here were as a single mother, struggling to make ends meet. Even working full time (for a very good company making much more than minimum wage... Read More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The State of Connecticut Department of Housing and its contractor J. D'Amelia & Associates will open the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and State Rental Assistance Program (RAP) waiting lists statewide on August 4, 2014.  Pre-applications will be accepted by mail and must be postmarked between the dates of August 4, 2014 and  August 18, 2014.   Online applications will also be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2014.... Read More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Bob Drouin of Middletown loved a bargain, made a mean blueberry muffin, and was even was known to dress up as Santa from time to time. He shopped at Saver’s and rarely spent money on himself, but when it came to taking care of his community, Bob’s generosity was outstanding, even after he passed away. Bob first got involved with United Way in the 1980s when he worked at The Hartford Insurance Group, said his sister Anita Hayn, who fondly... Read More
Monday, June 16, 2014
Ahh, summertime. For me, it brings to mind chasing after the ice cream truck and running through the sprinklers. I sure don’t want to think about schoolwork over the summer—and my kids don’t either—but the reality is that during summer break children lose critical academic skills, especially in reading. This disproportionately affects low-income students, who tend to lose up to two months of grade level equivalency in reading during the summer,... Read More
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will present “Speed Mentoring for Young Professionals” Thursday, June 5 at Wesleyan University.At this speed networking style event, young professionals will have the unique opportunity to network with established and successful leaders in Middlesex County. Mentors include Mayor Dan Drew, Middlesex Community College president Dr. Anna Wasescha, Liberty Bank CEO Chandler Howard, Middlesex Hospital... Read More