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Monday, September 17, 2018
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I would like to take a moment to address this tragic reality. In Connecticut alone, someone dies by suicide every 22 hours. Often people don’t get the mental health support that they need because they don’t know where to start. Mental health problems are common, but help is available. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. The American Foundation for... Read More
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Things are abuzz at Middlesex United Way, as this season’s campaign kick-off is right around the corner. Last week, I had the honor of announcing our four campaign co-chairs, so this week I would like to take the opportunity to tell you what they are working toward. Our goal is to engage as many new and current donors as possible, and this often starts with companies holding their own campaign. In case you don’t already what a workplace campaign... Read More
Friday, August 24, 2018
When we are planning our next year’s campaign, we focus on trying new ideas that will help reach the largest possible audience. This year, we went with the theory that the more the merrier, and I am pleased to announce for the first time ever, we have the pleasure of announcing four new campaign co-chairpeople: Justin Carbonella, Toral Maher, Joe Santaniello and Meg Slater. These co-chairs are excited to take on this shared responsibility, and... Read More
Friday, August 24, 2018
MIDDLETOWN — United Way Worldwide has made some great progress in the area of education, and last week announced its Global Results Snapshot highlighting how United Way programs support school readiness through a focus on early childhood education. United Ways throughout the nation have impacted nearly 400,000 children and achieved some incredible results. Over 77 percent of students achieve developmental milestones last year, and 68 percent of... Read More
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Middlesex United Way is pleased to announce the distribution of $641,830 to support programs and initiatives in Middlesex County. This funding includes support to 36 organizations and 44 programs. Funding will be distributed to programs in Middlesex County in the following amounts: $105,420 to improve student success; $43,635 to improve family financial stability; $169,739 to reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults; $217,033 to... Read More
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
This past month was one of the hottest in recent memory, and we are bound to have at least one more heat wave before the end of the season. Whether it was heading to the pool, a beach, or even a shopping mall, many of us sought out a way to cool down. The challenge, however, is when we have to return home — many of us may not be able to afford the increased energy usage required in cooling a home. Without access to air conditioning in these heat... Read More
Monday, July 30, 2018
Many of us are fortunate to have adequate medical insurance, but that is not the case for many local families. Prescription costs and co-pays can get so high that families may have to miss paying certain bills for the month, or even just chose to risk going without essential medication. Fortunately, FamilyWize was created to help people forced to make these tough decisions. FamilyWize is a free program and has saved participants an average of 45... Read More
Monday, July 23, 2018
Middlesex United Way works in the areas of education, income, health and housing because we all need a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, good health, and a safe, adequate and affordable place to live. Every day, our partners in education, income, health and housing amaze us with the incredible work they do to strengthen lives and improve community conditions here in Middlesex County. Today, I’d like... Read More
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
While summer is known for bringing barbecues, beach days and picnics, it unfortunately also tends to bring heat waves and hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and the greatest risk for Connecticut is usually from mid-August to mid-October. Fortunately for us, this means families still have time to develop an emergency supply kit and family plan. The 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week health and human services... Read More
Monday, July 2, 2018
With July approaching, I would just like to take a moment to reflect on the whirlwind that was June. It seemed like every week we were hosting an event, and our staff, partners and volunteers all stepped up to the plate. Needless to say, I am very proud of the results. The Liberty Lends a Hand Campaign encourages bank employees to take part in volunteer projects and collections throughout the entire month of June. Employees can take part in two... Read More