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Monday, April 20, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — In a team effort uniting Middletown schools, restaurants and local donors, takeout meals will be provided over the weekend to well over 1,000 students and families in need. “It’s a win, win, win,” community organizer Patti Anne Vassia, who helped coordinate the plan by securing funds from community organizations and individuals, said in a prepared statement. “The need was evident. The schools were running out of food inventory after... Read More
Monday, April 20, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — United Ways across the state of Connecticut are joining forces to respond to the increasingly dire economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, they have created the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund in coordination with philanthropic efforts statewide. It will rapidly deploy financial resources to individuals and families economically affected by the pandemic, including those who are out of work or have... Read More
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund is beginning to disburse payments to those who are suffering the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund has raised approximately $450,000 for the first round of distributions to help Connecticut residents who have lost their jobs, lost hours at work, or may be facing other financial hardships as a result of the pandemic. The fund is working with social service... Read More
Friday, March 20, 2020
Will Help Those Financially Affected by the Pandemic CONNECTICUT (March 20, 2020) — United Ways across the state of Connecticut are joining forces to respond to the increasingly dire economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.Together, they have created the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund is being coordinated with philanthropic efforts statewide. It will rapidly deploy financial resources to individuals and families... Read More
Saturday, March 14, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex United Way has been blessed for the past 85 years to receive gifts, both large and small, in so many different shapes and forms. There are a number of ways to give that fall outside of a simple one-time donation. These contributions allow for continued or specialized giving, ensuring your impact is felt for years to come. Did you know you could donate on behalf of someone else? Do you have a family member or friend who has... Read More
Friday, March 6, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service, and I am so proud of all of their accomplishments this past year. The vision of the Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative is to provide opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds to invest their time, talents and treasures to increase women’s awareness of Middlesex... Read More
Friday, February 28, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — For an individual, you are an advocate when you declare to the world that you stand for something and believe in a cause. Advocacy takes many forms, from posting your thoughts on your social media page, to writing to your legislator, or bringing a friend to volunteer with you. The role of advocacy in an organization is not always as simple and can, in fact, be risky. Taking a stance on an issue and bringing attention to injustices... Read More
Thursday, February 27, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program officially kicked off last month with a welcoming press conference featuring Mayor Ben Florsheim and representatives from The Connecticut Association for Human Services and Middlesex United Way. The event stressed the importance of accessing tax credits, such as the earned income tax credit, as the 2020 tax season kicks off. While many of us start to look forward to our incoming... Read More
Thursday, February 27, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex United Way works toward having a community where individuals and families have safe and affordable housing. We currently support our local emergency shelter and supportive housing program, as well as homelessness prevention and affordable housing efforts. We are actively involved in the Middlesex County Coalition on Housing & Homelessness, which is working to prevent and end homelessness, and we’re proud to support... Read More
Thursday, February 27, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — 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 Thursday, we welcomed three new board members: Ramona Burkey, Kristen Jensen and Marisol Rodriguez. Ramona Burkey is the Russell Library director. Beginning as a children’s librarian, Burkey has worked in libraries for 30 years,... Read More

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