At United Way, we believe communities are stronger when our neighbors have food on their table, a roof over their head, and gas in their car so they can get to work.
This is not an unreasonable hope, but, unfortunately, too many families are struggling to make ends meet presently. And for those who are just getting by, they may now fall short with changes Congress just recently proposed.
A House bill is threatening to reduce or remove food...Read More
Tax time can be stressful for all of us and for families who need the money, it’s also an additional expense.
That’s why we are proud to be a partner in the Middlesex VITA Coalition, which offers free tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income families.
Here in our office, from January through April, we host a VITA — or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance— a site where families can make an appointment to have a certified volunteer help...Read More
The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will hold its third annual Putts for a Purpose Charity Miniature Golf Tournament at Torza’s Golf in Cromwell.
The event, June 21 at 5:30 p.m., will feature one round of miniature golf, dinner, drinks, and the opportunity to network — all for a worthy cause.
All the proceeds raised from the event will benefit Middlesex County schools for the purchase of much-needed supplies. Each $30 ticket includes...Read More
National Mental Health Month is observed in May. Mental illnesses are the biggest cause of disability and illness in the world. Depression alone is one of the top leading causes of disability across the planet. It is important to continue to shine a light on mental illness and share with you some mental health services available in our community.
Throughout Connecticut, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to resources and assistance with mental...Read More
The summer solstice is almost here, and to celebrate, Middlesex United Way is encouraging hundreds of volunteers to take part in Day of Action June 21.
Day of Action is an annual event that mobilizes the power of volunteers to create positive change in more than 450 communities around the world. This event is held traditionally on the longest day of the year, and Middlesex United Way is committed to rallying our community together for this year’...Read More
When a group of highly motivated and caring women come together, each with their own diverse backgrounds and life experiences, they can have a tremendous impact on whatever cause they choose.
Fortunately for us, we have the Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative and they form an incredible team. They take their time and talents to fundraise for women and children to achieve a better life in Middlesex County.
In just a few short weeks, on June...Read More
Each May, we gather to honor companies, organizations, nonprofits, and municipalities that support the Middlesex United Way campaign.
We like to take this day to show our friends and supporters how much we appreciate their support of their community and of Middlesex United Way. This past Tuesday, we gave out about 60 awards, and it was a ton of fun.
We’d like to shout out to the companies that were honored on Tuesday morning, and there sure are...Read More
A nonprofit is only as good as its volunteers and we are fortunate to have some of the very best. Annually, we elect new members to our Board of Directors, and I am excited to announce our newest selection of community-driven difference makers.
At our annual meeting Thursday morning, we welcomed Dr. Michael Conner, Diana Martinez, and Julianne Rioux.
Dr. Michael Conner is the Middletown superintendent of schools. He is involved with the New...Read More
With Halloween passing, many of us are eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving, dreaming of football, family and food. This year, we hope that every family can join us in celebrating this holiday of sharing. Since 2010, individuals and organizations in Middletown have teamed together in collaboration to offer financially struggling families the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was...Read More
We at the Middlesex United Way are very proud to call Middletown our home, and we are trying our best to help encourage and assist our fellow community members. Like many other cities around the state, we have residents who are facing adversity on a daily basis, and we make it our mission to try and find new ways to assist. Fortunately for us, we are now working on a major new initiative that has the potential to create substantial and long-term...Read More