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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Editor’s note: Middlesex United Way President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm’s column this week is written by intern Kaitlin Binnington. MIDDLETOWN — My name is Kaitlin Binnington and I am a student at Baylor University working toward my masters degree in social work with a specialization in community practice. I am excited to be interning here at Middlesex United Way working on developing a financial stability program for the Asset Limited, Income... Read More
Thursday, February 27, 2020
In a little over one week, on Jan. 30, we will gather at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam to honor volunteers and community leaders, in addition to celebrating a year of many accomplishments at our annual meeting. We hope you will join us as we honor this year’s recipients of our five distinguished awards. We are proud to recognize Matthew Stillman with Middlesex United Way’s highest volunteer honor, the Community Service Award,... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Every 10 years, the United States takes a “headcount” of sorts of everyone living within the country. This April, the census will take place again, and it is important for us at Middlesex United Way to ensure everyone in our community is informed about the process, as well as included in the count. The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
In a few weeks, on Jan. 30, we will gather at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam to honor volunteers and community leaders, in addition to celebrating a year of many accomplishments at our annual meeting. We will also be recognizing a very special nonprofit for their outstanding commitment to improving lives and community conditions. The recipient of our Community Impact Award is Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut.... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
After being with United Way for over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to answer countless questions about United Way and all we do. Today, I want to take the opportunity to share some of that information with those who are unsure of what Middlesex United Way is all about. Whether it’s questions about where the funds are spent or who is deciding who spends them, I’d love to take some time today to answer a few frequently asked questions. What... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — As the year comes to a close, I find myself taking a look back at what we have accomplished, all of which would be impossible without the help from our amazing volunteers. This year marks another successful Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project completed. We are grateful for the various individuals, schools, organizations, businesses, churches, and nonprofits which all came together to prepare more than 950 baskets of food for... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — With 2019 coming to a close, we figure now is a great opportunity to give you a casual update on what is happening within the Middlesex United Way, and what is planned next. The week’s column is going to be a bit different than most. I am calling it “news & notes with Kevin.” We have a few exciting announcements and upcoming events I would like to share with you. First, I would like to share that we were privileged to have new... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
MIDDLETOWN — For families and individuals, tax season can bring on many emotions. Some families worry they may have filled out a confusing form incorrectly, and will end up owing. Some eagerly await opening day so they can get their return as fast as possible. Sadly, for many, tax season means fear and confusion. Fortunately, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helps to solve this problem. VITA is a national program that helps bring... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Some say Thanksgiving would not exist without turkey and potatoes, but we here at Middlesex United Way say Thanksgiving would not exist without it’s second half: “giving.” With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is often a time where many nonprofits make their annual appeal, including us at Middlesex United Way. If you don’t already know, Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, where people are encouraged to keep the... Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Editor’s note: For this week’s column, Middlesex United Way President and CEO Kevin Wilhelm asked communications director Amanda Furlong to write about her experience during the agency’s annual holiday food drive. Last weekend marked my third time being involved in the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, and, simply put, I was blown away. I surely cannot explain all the incredible commitment I witnessed, but I will share a few details.... Read More

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