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Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — As we reach almost one year since COVID struck the United States, many continue to endure the financial burden that comes with it. Households already struggling to make ends meet have had their financial situation all too often go from bad to worse. Fortunately for many, one of Middlesex United Way’s corporate sponsors, Eversource, has recognized the burden and finding new ways to help out.   Eversource is now offering customers... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — We at the Middlesex United Way have been just like most of you and eagerly waiting for the COVID-19 to be widely available. Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, and we are happy to see some significant progress in their distribution efforts.   With approximately 350,000 individuals in Connecticut between the ages of 65 and 74, and a slightly increased but relatively small weekly supply of the... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a community initiative, offers free tax preparation to local residents with annual household incomes at or below $57,000, to ensure that families receive the tax refunds and credits to which they are entitled.   This year, Middlesex VITA, working with state and national organizations, has adapted its procedures to ensure the health and safety of clients and volunteers. The thousands of... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — Each year, the Middlesex United Way has the honor to celebrate outgoing members, as well as elect new members to our Board of Directors. We are fortunate to have such passionate leaders who step up to the plate and dedicate their time and service to our mission.   I am excited to announce our newest selection of community-driven difference makers.   At our annual meeting this past week, we welcomed Robert Badin, Joshua Rivera and... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative is a volunteer-based group whose mission is to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service.   Their goal is to build community engagement by sharing and creating volunteer and philanthropic giving opportunities, elevate women by recognizing and celebrating accomplishments, past and present; and invest in our community by making grants to local programs... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way is pleased to invite you to join us virtually on Jan 28 to honor volunteers and community leaders, in addition to celebrating a year of many accomplishments, at our annual meeting. This year’s celebration will look different than those in years past.   The pandemic has certainly reminded us of the importance of gratitude. This year, we want to share that with our partners, volunteers, and donors who made... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way is dedicated to improving education, health, housing, financial stability with a focus on racial equity and inclusion and has been impacting lives 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.   The Middlesex United Way... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — We know that Middletown families are struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Data already shows that parents are eating less to support their children’s hunger needs, and that getting fresh, healthy food is more challenging than ever.   The Mayor’s Childhood Hunger Task Force / Middlesex Coalition for Children is running a childhood hunger survey to find out what the need is right now. Participation will aim to help Middletown better... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
    MIDDLETOWN — This year marks another successful Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project.   Despite the unprecedented challenges we were faced with, I’m happy to say MCTP made it through another year of ensuring families and individuals in our community had a warm holiday meal to enjoy with one another. Due to the current pandemic, we knew the logistics to put on such a large food drive were going to be different, so we are especially... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, the agency responsible for the oversight of child care and youth camps in Connecticut, in partnership with United Way of Connecticut’s 211 Child Care, announced the launch of an enhanced search tool which now makes detailed inspection information of child care programs, including youth camps, easily accessible to parents and other interested parties.   The 211 Child Care statewide resource and referral... Read More

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