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In my first few weeks here I kept hearing people talk about ‘the food center’ but I really didn’t understand what they were referring to or how it worked- to me it was just a vague location that people disappeared to sometimes. Then last week I went...
Posted at: 9:53 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hey there! My name is Caitlin and I just started at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut last week as a Loaned Employee sponsored by Mohegan Sun. So far, I’ve had a great time learning about the impact of United Way in our community and getting to...
Posted at: 12:59 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017
As I continue my work here at United Way, I have realized how important having a strong support system is. I used to believe support only made a difference if it was monetary. However, that is not the case. In fact, there are many ways an individual...
Posted at: 3:30 pm Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Whether you are finishing up a semester in college, beginning a new career, or waiting for the new school year to start, you can become a volunteer this summer. Here are my top five reasons why volunteering this summer is well worth your time....
Posted at: 10:32 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. This ancient quote still rings true today. Imagine, not only being able to gather food for your family, but being taught how to grow your own...
Posted at: 1:10 pm Friday, July 15, 2016
It is finally summertime here in Southeastern Connecticut! That means, for most communities in our area, farmers markets are back for the season. Local Farmers Markets are where you can go to get fresh, seasonal, local produce without breaking the...
Posted at: 11:26 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016
In the wake of another mass shooting, we yet again find ourselves struggling to understand “why”. Why do these horrible, inhumane events like the Orlando and Istanbul Airport shootings happen, why is this fair, why, why, why? It becomes harder...
Posted at: 11:08 am Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Let’s face it; hunger is an overwhelming problem in our community. Here at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, we try to combat food insecurity by holding ten monthly Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) distributions. Now, I am sure you are thinking,...
Posted at: 10:30 am Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Many people volunteer because they say it makes them feel good. Well now there’s some evidence to show that it truly does improve people’s health and well-being to spend time giving back to a good cause. UnitedHealth Group recently conducted a...
Posted at: 1:12 pm Thursday, July 23, 2015
Curling up to sleep at night in my nice, safe bed is one of my favorite things to do. When I found out one of our partner agencies needs cribs that are up to code for some families that do not have a place for their babies to sleep, I felt compelled...
Posted at: 1:49 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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