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Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — Without the help of corporate donors, Middlesex United Way simply would not be able to have such a great reach and impact in supporting our community.   Comcast and its employees have been committed United Way supporters for decades — both locally and nationally. They are a founding corporate sponsor, and always organize a highly successful employee giving campaign, resulting in thousands of dollars supporting our community in... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — For many years, the Middlesex Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has helped people in the Greater Middletown community file income taxes. In 2021, the Middlesex VITA Coalition will be offering virtual tax preparation, but will also have some in-person opportunities for volunteers.   VITA is a national program that helps bring millions of hard-earned dollars back to working people in our state. Through this program, volunteers... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — While it may not be news that United Way works with numerous local organizations and businesses to help out members of our community, many do not know how we research what population needs this help or where our community stands economically.   Earlier this year, Connecticut United Ways released the fourth edition of the ALICE Report, a study on financial hardship. To discuss and highlight the findings, Connecticut United Ways are... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
Our annual campaign just kicked off here at Middlesex United Way, and while this year may look different than most, we are still excited to help local businesses and organizations find new ways to host their workplace campaigns.   Even though many are still working remotely, the time of need has never been greater due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to continue to support local families and individuals during this crisis, and each... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — While Thanksgiving this year may look different than years past, many of us are still looking forward to spending time with family and trying to relax while at home. Unfortunately, many local families are struggling just to make ends meet, and the pandemic is making it even harder for many to keep up on expenses.   Here at Middlesex United Way, we are part of the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, established to ensure that... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — This year’s presidential election is the most widely discussed and anticipated one I can remember. Regardless of your party or independence, I hope you feel as I do that voting matters. We have the honor and right as American citizens to vote, and this election is no exception.   Election Day is Nov. 3, and while United Way is a nonpartisan organization, we do want to encourage you to get out and vote. We hope all prospective voters... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — The Young Leaders Society provides a unique way to get involved with Middlesex United Way, give back through volunteer service, network with peers and community leaders, all while developing leadership skills.   The group is run by a steering committee comprised of about a dozen young professional volunteers from various local sectors, including businesses, nonprofits and government.   This year has looked much different than most... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
Editor’s note: This week’s Middlesex United Way guest column is written by Dr. Michael Conner, superintendent of Middletown Public Schools. He will be serving as the agency’s 2020-21 campaign chairman.   MIDDLETOWN — It is a great honor to accept the position of chairman for the 2020 Middlesex United Way campaign, which will underpin the United Way’s focus on systemic change through the core principles of equity and social justice in order that... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived this year, more than one-third of Connecticut residents already were struggling to make ends meet. It goes without saying that this pandemic has certainly not made things any easier.   As an update to the 2018 ALICE report, Connecticut United Ways look at ALICE (asset limited, income constrained employed) individuals and families to gauge who falls into this population, especially vulnerable to homelessness... Read More
Friday, May 7, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — Since March, we have all focused tirelessly on establishing new types of supports in the face of a pandemic. This work has been incredibly important, and took up most of our attention. We are pleased to be able to slowly reintroduce our events and share developments with the community.   In an effort to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative is inviting you to... Read More

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