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Monday, June 27, 2016
Many Connecticut families struggle to access good jobs and save for the future, according to an ALICE Update recently released by Connecticut United Ways. The update highlights several key points of the ALICE Report, which takes a close look at households that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed—in other words, earning above  the Federal Poverty Level but below of a basic cost of living threshold. First, many ALICE families... Read More
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
You can help create a better Middlesex United Way for our community! Middlesex United Way has launched a strategic planning process and we need your input. The results will influence the work of Middlesex United Way going forward. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey. Your individual response will only be seen by our consultants, Fio Partners, LLC. Middlesex United Way leadership will see only the summarized results. Please... Read More
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Kevin WilhelmPresident & CEO June is shaping up to be a fun month. We’re working on not one—but three—fun events and we’d love to tell you about them. First, on June 9, the Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society is planning their first “Putts for a Purpose” miniature golf tournament fundraiser, to be held at Billy Tee’s at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include golf, dinner and a beer at the first hole. They’ll have music and prizes,... Read More
Saturday, May 7, 2016
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 to low- and moderate-income families. Here in our office, from January through April, we host a VITA — or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance—site where families can make an appointment to have a certified volunteer help prepare their... Read More
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Middlesex United Way was proud to honor more than 60 companies and organizations for their incredible support of the 2015-16 Middlesex United Way Campaign! The following companies and organizations were honored at the Middlesex United Way "Morning Show" & Awards Breakfast on May 5. A & A Office Systems, Inc.Corporate Sponsor A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists    Special Achievement AwardCampaign Achievement AwardCorporate Sponsor ACT... Read More
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center is hosting a FREE Men's Health & Wellness Day April 23. Read More
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The Shoreline Basic Needs Task Force is hosting a Public Pot Luck Dinner & Conversation to Discuss Affordable Housing Needs in Chester May 5th. HOW DO WE KEEP ALICE IN OUR COMMUNITY?When: Thursday, May 5, 2016Time: 6PM—8 PMWhere: Chester Town Hall Community Room203 Middlesex Ave, 2nd Floor, Chester Please bring a dinner dish to share. Despite working hard, many households are struggling to make ends meet. Come learn what you can do to create... Read More
Thursday, February 4, 2016
By Kevin WilhelmExecutive Director We are so lucky to have the best volunteers.  Every year, when we elect and appoint new members to our Board of Directors, I am inspired by their excitement and willingness to serve. At our annual meeting January 28, we welcomed six new board members: Coleen Duffy, Cathy Lechowicz, Chu K. Ngo, Robert Rose, Jr, Rick Waterman, and Barry Abramowitz. Coleen Duffy, of Cromwell, is a CPA with Hintz & Company, LLC... Read More
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Free tax help is available for local families with low and moderate incomes. Households with income up to $55,000 are eligible for free tax preparation assistance from January 21 through April 12, 2017 at local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, and households with income of up to $62,000 can prepare their taxes free online at The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is an official IRS program, and all tax preparers are... Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016
The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $48,500 grant to Middlesex United Way to support the annual appeal. “Middlesex United Way continues to be a beacon of hope for the people in our community who are dealing with a difficult situation,” said Sue Murphy, Executive Director of the Liberty Bank Foundation. ”Knowing that they are here to help in any way possible gives the people who may be struggling, a helping hand, and hope for the future.”... Read More